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Give each site on your Multisite network a simple tool for creating its very own forums that can be embedded directly into any page or post. Encourage community participation and build your user base with topic-specific discussion boards.

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Changelog / Translations

  • Updated WPMU DEV Dashboard Notification
  • Updated WPMU DEV Dashboard Notification

  • Fixed: WP 4.4 support. Manually changing shortcode from [forum:{id}] to [forum id="{id}"] is required.
  • Fixed: Possible notice

Version 2.0.2
  • Fixed: Single Site Compatibility

  • Fixed: Allow Users To Edit Forum Posts

  • Fixed: Disabling upgrades
  • Fixed: Forums search results show post but no link to it

  • Remove extra slashes

  • Please add ID's to the HTML elements
  • More improvements

  • IMPORTANT security update
  • SQL Injection hardening
  • XSS prevention

  • Login and register links added into logged out message

  • Fixed: Edit post
  • Charset and collation specified for DB tables

  • Fixed: Pagination issues in 3.5.1

  • Fixed: Border color
  • WordPress 3.5 compatibility

Version 2.0.1
  • Pro Sites integration improvements

Version 2
  • Fixed: Slashes in topic title
  • Improved DB queries

Version 2-BETA-2
  • Bug Fixes

Version 2-BETA-1
  • ** New Feature ** Multiple forums in single post/page

Version 1.7.3
  • Increase the maximum number of forums without editing plugin files

Version 1.7.2
  • Allow Pro Sites restriction to be disabled

Version 1.7.1
  • Version update

Version 1.7
  • Fixed: localization fixes

Version 1.6.9
  • Fixed: load_plugin wrong path

Version 1.6.8
  • Fixed: undefined function upgrades_register_feature

Version 1.6.7
  • Fixed: Javascript error

Version 1.6.6
  • Use WordPress date settings to format forum dates

Version 1.6.5
  • 3.1+ compatibility update

Version 1.6.4
  • Fixes fatal error

Version 1.6.3

    Version 1.6.2

      Version 1.6

        Version 1.5.1
        • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

        Version 1.5
        • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

        Version 1.0.1

          Version 1
            Give each site on your network its very own forum - embedded in any page or post.
            • Unlimited forums
            • Site-specific forums for Multisite
            • Simple embed by code
            • Built-in Pro Sites limiter
            • Simple styling options
            • Limit topics per page

            Forums lets you add message boards to posts or pages across an entire Multisite network.

            Open new lines of communication on your site with Forums.
            Open new lines of communication on your site with Forums.

            Amazingly Simple

            Add a message board to your site in just a few clicks and encourage community participation.

            Include a title, brief description, set basic styling options and embed the automatically generated code into any page or post.

            Give each site owner simple styling options for matching their theme.
            Give each site owner simple styling options for matching their theme.

            Powerful Multisite Features

            Give each site on your network the ability to create its own forums. Control topics per page, posts per page and maximum message boards per site.

            It’s like having a bbPress install for every site with powerful network admin controls.

            Expand Pro Sites

            Forums also includes Pro Sites integration. Restrict the number of forums a site can add depending on subscription level and add value to premium memberships.

            Add community message boards to Multisite with ease using the powerful Forums plugin.

            To install:

            1. Download the plugin file
            2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
            3. Upload /forums/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
            4. Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.

            Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.

            That’s it!

            To configure

            1. Go to Settings > Forum in the network admin dashboard.

            2. Set the topics per page, posts per page and maximum number of forums per site and then click Save.

            To Use

            1. Inside your blog dashboard go to Forum Tab
            2. Click on New to create a new forum.
            3. Add the name of your forum, description and if you desire select the main and secondary colors used, header and border color and border width then click Save.
            4. Copy the forum short code.

            Create a new Page (or Post) and paste the forum short code.

            View your Page (or Post) with the embedded forum and click on the link to create a new forum topic.
            Just add a title and contents to the post then click Send Post.

            At the forums overview page, you can see the title, description and also do a search of the specific forum easy peasy.

            Forums is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

            WPMU DEV Guarantee

            We guarantee that...

            • Forums will work as advertised
            • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
            • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Forums
            • Forums is secure, always updated and well coded

            Money back guarantee!

            While you have 30 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.

            Forums Features

            Big control and easier communication.

            • Unlimited forums
            • Site specific forums for Multisite
            • Simple embed by code
            • Built-in Pro Sites limiter
            • Forum manager
            • Limit topics per page
            • Limit posts per page
            • Set maximum number of forums
            • Forum color styling
            • Forum search
            • Set border size
            Forums in your language
            • Portuguese (Brazil)
            • Polish
            • Russian
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