6 Best WordPress Forum Plugins to Create a Discussion Board (2019)
Looking for the best WordPress forum plugin to create an online discussion board at your WordPress site?
If you want to check out a live demo of bbPress, just head to the WordPress.org support forums.
Price: 100% free, though you might want some premium third-party extensions
It’s from the same developer as the popular wpDiscuz comment plugin, which you might’ve heard of.
The core wpForo plugin is free and then there are various premium add-ons that you can purchase as needed.
The free version gives you a drag-and-drop editor to set up your forums and categories, as well as a lengthy settings area where you can:
- Restrict access to certain forums
- Create a custom reputation system based on post counts
- Translate your forum text strings (great for localization)
- Customize the looks of your forum
- …plus plenty more – you get a lot of options
- Private messaging
- Lots of moderation tools, including automatic filters
- Gamification with badges and ranks
- @ mentions
- Polls and surveys
- Post ratings
- User bans
The only downside is that the default design looks a little dated in comparison to the other forum plugins on this list, though it includes different themes and gives you options to customize your forum’s styling:
5. Asgaros Forum
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