Best WordPress ‘Forums’ Themes

ForumEngine

It is always good to have different source of things onboard which keeps end users engaged and forums are one such way. While one can have the forums via plugins too but here with this list, we have collected the best WordPress “Forums” themes for you.

Flatbase

Flatbase

Key Features

  • FAQ Templates
  • Live Search on HomePage
  • Knowledge Base.
  • Reading time – Display the time that it gets to read an article.
  • Likes – Your users will be able to like your articles.
  • Dynamic Widgetized Spaces
  • bbPress Support
  • Unlimited Styles
  • SEO Optimized
  • Blog Masonry
  • Ajax Contact Template
  • Full width or boxed layout
  • Dynamic Widgetized spaces.
  • Fabulous Options panel
  • Responsive Design
  • Retina Ready
  • Live customization
  • Translation ready
  • Various Custom Widgets

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

Support Desk

Support Desk

Key Features

  • Responsive Design
  • Choose Your Own Theme Colour (via Colour Picker)
  • Simple Unbranded Theme Options
  • Child Theme Compatible – dummy child theme included in package
  • Demo XML file included.
  • Multilevel Animated Navigation
  • 3 Custom Widgets (Latest Articles, Popular Articles, Custom Blog)
  • Shortcode (Flexible Columns, Buttons, Alerts, Toggles,Tabs & Accordions) – Plus add shortcodes directly from the editor
  • Great SEO Built-In
  • Ready for translation (.po / .mo files included)
  • Great Support From An Elite Author
  • Well Documented
  • HTML5 & CSS3

More Info | Demo | Price: $55

OneCommunity

OneCommunity

Key Features

  • Works with WooCommerce
  • Easy installation
  • Translation ready
  • No core changes
  • Integrated with Gravatar.com
  • Compatible with WPMU
  • Font replacement – google fonts
  • Blog section
  • Display any page (blog, galleries…) on the frontpage
  • 3-level drop down menu
  • Integrated with Contact Form 7
  • Widget ready
  • 404 Not Found page
  • Integrated with AddThis (supports over 300 social networks)
  • 15 PSD files included with single design elements
  • Theme installation instructions (step by step)
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Tested on IE8, IE9, IE10, latest Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari (under Windows)

More Info | Demo | Price: $60

Social Buddy

Social Buddy

Key Features

  • Responsive Design (Fully Fluid)
  • Choose Your Own Theme Colour (via Colour Picker)
  • Sliders Are Touch & Swipe Supported
  • Simple Unbranded Theme Options
  • 2 Custom Widgets (Blog & Flickr)
  • Custom Page Templates (Sidebar Off & Sidebar Left)
  • Blog Sidebar Can Be Turned Off Or Positioned Left/Right
  • Shortcode (Flexible Columns, Buttons, Alerts, Toggles,Tabs & Accordions) – Plus add shortcodes directly from the editor
  • Great SEO Built-In
  • Ready for translation (.po / .mo files included)
  • Great Support From An Elite Author
  • Well Documented
  • HTML5 & CSS3

More Info | Demo | Price: $55

ForumEngine

ForumEngine

Key Features

  • WordPress 3.8+ Ready
  • Pixel-perfect frontend work based on Bootstrap3+
  • Customization tool included
  • WPML Ready (.po files included)
  • Translation tool included
  • SEO Optimized
  • Supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE8+
  • Layered PSD files included
  • Ability to port into existing blogs
  • Ability to promote members to moderators with content management permission
  • Translation tool included right in the backend
  • Customize all the email templates for your forum
  • Option to add your Google Analytics code
  • Settings to add your social pages

More Info | Demo | Price: $50

CommunityJunction

CommunityJunction

Key Features

  • Works with the latest 2.0.1 version of BuddyPress
  • Full intergration with bbPress
  • Compatible with WPMU
  • Compatible with WooCommerce (Shop) – check
  • Pop-up window with member notifications (New messages, New friend requests, etc…)
  • Use it with 100s BuddyPress extensions (chats, music managers, user galleries, social articles…)
  • Wide layout – 1280px
  • Responsive
  • New widgets (Recent comments with avatars, Blog categories, Recent forum topics)
  • Cool style of the WP pages
  • Shortcodes
  • Make parts of text visible for members only using shortcode
  • Easy installation
  • Integrated with jQuery Masonry
  • Translation ready (POT file included). Works with WPML
  • No core changes
  • Font replacement – google fonts
  • Blog section
  • Display any page (blog, galleries…) on the frontpage
  • 3-level drop down menu
  • Over 40 inner pages

More Info | Demo | Price: $60

RoyalPress

RoyalPress

Key Features

  • Built with Bootstrap 3
  • Powered by OptionTree
  • 100% responsive
  • Multiple navigation options (Off-canvas and traditional navbar)
  • Totally rewritten bbPress markup – not just CSS changes
  • Google Web Fonts
  • Built-in sharing for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook
  • Homepage with image slider, fullscreen video, static image and ”custom” options
  • Built-in breadcrumbs
  • Adjustable layouts (left/right/full width)
  • AJAX-powered blog with “click-to-load-more” posts functionality
  • AJAX-powered login
  • AJAX-powered user registration with customizable welcome email
  • AJAX-powered ”Super-search” to search pages, posts, forum topics and knowledgebase articles at once

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Key Features

  • Live Knowledge
  • FAQ Posts
  • Custom Widgets
  • Shortcodes
  • Google Fonts
  • Responsive Design
  • Documented
  • Translation Ready
  • Clean Code
  • Unlimited Theme Colors
  • Upload Logo, Favicon
  • Options Panel
  • Author and Comment Preferences
  • Embed YouTube and Vimeo Videos
  • Social Icons
  • Standard, Image and Video Post Formats
  • Analytics Integration
  • Regular Product Updates
  • Customer Support

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

Karan Chopra

Karan Chopra

Karan is an internet enthusiast, who loves to explore every second thing in both technology and business.

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