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Over 100+ Feature Points Offer Everything You Need To Operate A Successful & Thriving Forum Community


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Free Features

Forum Features

  • Theme and template driven
  • Plugin system to add features
  • Sub-forum support to any level
  • Optional post moderation
  • User level unread post handling
  • Forum ranks and badges
  • Image thumbnails and enlargements
  • User defined Signatures
  • Avatar uploads, Gravatar or WP
  • A toolset for common admin tasks
  • Comprehensive search options
  • Forum Stats including online list
  • Custom icons for groups and forums
  • Comprehensive selection of RSS feed
  • Custom smileys including uploads
  • Store components outside of plugin
  • Create hidden 'spoilers' in posts
  • Optional support for WP shortcodes
  • Email notification of posts to admins


  • Powerful user group and permission system
  • Can create private and/or public forums
  • Optional 'math' spam prevention tool
  • Coded to use WordPress secure routines
  • Feature to prevent user access to wp admin
  • Private RSS feeds for members only
  • Email notification of posts to admins


  • Fully integrated with WordPress registrations and logins
  • Uses Cookies to track returning members and guests
  • Complete uninstall/removal option
  • Comprehensive Administrative Options and Settings
  • Fully integrated with WordPress ROLES and CAPABILITIES system


  • Creates pretty/seo friendly permalinks
  • Support for the All In One SEO Pack and Google XML Sitemap Plugins
  • Page and browser title settings
  • Canonical URL’s
  • Custom descriptions and keywords

User Profiles

  • Extended member profile options
  • Each user can set their own timezone
  • Full Members Listing
  • Supports RPX/Janrain 3rd party login
  • Social network and IM identities


  • Extensive use of WP style action/filter hooks
  • Each display element contained in a template display function
  • Full access to the underlying api
  • Data inspection tool


  • Theme and template driven
  • Plugin system to add features
  • Sub-forum support to any level
  • Optional post moderation
  • User level unread post handling
  • Forum ranks and badges
  • Image thumbnails and enlargements
  • User defined Signatures
  • Avatar uploads, Gravatar or WP
  • A toolset for common admin tasks


  • Extensive help text throughout the plugin
  • Full online documentation for users and admins
  • A growing body of documentation for developers

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Premium Features

We have over 70 add-ons for almost any scenario you might need in your forum!

Popular Premium Add-ons

With over 70 premium add-ons and themes available we have almost every function you might need covered.  Here are some of our most popular add-ons

  • Private Messaging System

    Allow users to communicate with each other and with administrators and moderators via private messages.  This includes a full inbox.

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  • Image, Media and File Uploader

    Allow your users to upload images, media and files within forum posts.  This add-on uses the same engine that WordPress uses for its uploads (PLupload).

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  • Blog Post Linking

    This add-on permits your designated authors to have their blog posts automatically published to a specified forum. Includes numerous options for handling comments, editing etc.

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  • TinyMCE Editor

    Provide your users with the same editor as that in the WordPress admin panel.  This allows for a more familiar and user friendly posting experience.

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  • Subscriptions

    This add-on will allow your users to receive email notifications of forum activity. Subscriptions adds subscribe / unsubscribe buttons throughout the forum and integrates with the forum profile.

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  • Threads

    Allow replies to be nested inside a main thread.  This keeps related conversations together and makes easier for your users to follow.

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The Full List

Here is an (almost) exhaustive list of all our premium features

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Add User Identities

Add extra User Identities that are important to your website

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Admin Bar

Keep tabs on all new posts; Approve, Check for Spam and Reply – all in One Place

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Create and schedule ads by date, forum area, user group, forums, topics and keywords.

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Get quick stats on your forum with a sweet set of customizable charts for your WordPress dashboard.

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Need to make an announcement to your users across all forums? This plugin will do exactly that.

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Answers Topic

Let your Users decide the best Answer to a Topic question

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Auto Linking

Automatically convert Keywords in Forum Posts into Links

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BBCode Editor

The old Forum Favourite BBCode Editor



Keep track of your Users Birthdays


Blog Post Linking

Turn Blog Posts into Forum Topics and Comments into Replies


BuddyPress Integration

Integrate Simple:Press with the ever popular BuddyPress

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Canned Replies (Quick Replies)

This plugin allows you to create pre-configured replies you can use to quickly reply to posts in your forum. 



Help at hand to Fight those Spam Posts


Custom Profile Fields

Add those special Profile Fields that your website needs


Event Logger

Keep track of what is going on in the background


Featured Topics and Posts

Create a section highlighting a list of Featured Topics or Posts.


File Uploader

Permit your Users to Upload their Images, Files and/or Media


Font Resize

Allow your Users to Set the Right Font Size for them


Forum Ranks Information

Let your Users see your Forum Ranking plan – and their own Ranking Targets


Google XML Sitemap

Do your SEO a favor with our Google XML Sitemap Integration plugin


Gravatar Cache

Boost Performance of downloading User Gravatars


Hide Posters

Allow selected Users to remain hidden when they post


HTML Editor

Use the same Editor as the Text option for writing Blog Posts


HTML Emails

Create professional looking Emails to send to your Users



Be Notified when your Saved Keywords get Used


Language and Theme Selection

Allow your Users to select their Language and Forum Colour Scheme


Maintenance Mode

Put your forum – and not your whole website – into Maintenance Mode


Membership Subscribe

Automatically subscribe whole User Groups to Forums



Let your Users Tag other Users in Forum Posts


Moderation Email (Alerts For Users)

Automatically email your users when one of their posts in moderation is approved


MyCred Integration Plugin

Add extra Simple:Press support to the popular WordPress MyCred plugin


Policy Documents

Add critical Privacy and Usage/Registration policy documents for your forum users.


Polls And Surveys

A favourite of forums everywhere – ask your Users to Vote


Post Anonymously

Give your Users the option to Post Anonymously


Post As

Make a Post as a Different User


Post By Email

Create Forum Posts and New Topics – with an Email


Post In Multiple Forums

When you need to spread that new Topic to multiple Forums


Post Preview

See what your Post will look like before you save it


Post Ratings

Give your Users the power to Rate Posts made by other users.


Print Topic

Print a Post, a Page or a complete Topic – formatted for the printer


Private Messaging

Allow your Users to Message each other and you in Complete Privacy


Private Posts

If a User needs to send you Private Data give them permission to mark their post Private


Profanity Filter

For those who want to keep their forum cleansed of certain words


Profile Display Control

Display just those Profile Fields that you need


Prune Database

Keep your Database clear of old, unwanted Topic Threads

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Push Notifications

Send your end users new topic and new post notifications via SMS, Slack and specialized iOS/Android apps.


Remove Spam Registrations

Easily remove those pesky, unwanted and annoying Spam User Registrations


Report Post

Allow your Users to perform some Post Moderation



Let your Users build up the Reputations of their Peers



Search both your Forums and – optionally your Blog Posts and Pages


Search by User

Enhance your search screen with an option to find all posts created by a specified user.


Share This

Allow your Users to keep their community up to date and informed through a variety of Social Networks


Slack Admin Notifications

Send Simple:Press notifications to the Slack team communication app


Subscriptions (Email Notifications For Users)

Subscribe to email notifications of topics or forums – or just those a user posts to


Syntax Highlighting

If your forum needs to display Program Code or SQL then use our Highlighter



Simply Tag your Topics


Template Tags and Widget

A collection of useful Template Tags, Short Codes and Widgets


Thank Posts

Let your Users Thank other Users for the Posts and Build up Points



Add that extra dimension to your forum topics with threaded posts


Timezone On Registration

Add a TimeZone prompt to the WordPress registration form


TinyMCE Editor

Give your Users the same Editor for their Forum Posts as you use to write your Blog Posts with


Topic Description

Add a Topic Description field to the New Topic editor form


Topic Expire Plugin

Create Topics with a built-in DISPLAY TO date


Topic ID Permalink

Swap the Topic Name for the Topic ID as the Permalink


Topic Redirect

Build a URL Redirect directly into the Topic Link


Topic Status

Setup Status Sequence Keywords for your Topics


Unanswered Topics

List all of those Unanswered Topics on their own Page Template


Uploads Viewer

Let your Users See and Select their Uploaded Items


User Ban

Some Users just have to be Banned from time to time


Warnings and Suspensions

Warn, Suspend and Ban misbehaving Users quickly and easily


Watch Topics (Formerly Watches)

Let your Users Bookmark Topics they want to Watch


Who’s Online

Extend the Online feature of Simple:Press

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WooCommerce Dashboard Integration (Early Release)

This Simple:Press plugin adds a direct link from your WooCommerce dashboard to your forums

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