A full-featured forum plugin for WP that does just about most stuff a forum ought to do.
– Integrates into WordPress as a Page
– Most features that a forum should have
– Spam protection
– Recognizes WordPress User Roles and Permissions
– Available in several languages
Let me begin by saying that this plugin is being featured today simply because of its functionality. I haven’t personally tried it out and most probably won’t be using it, only for one reason: I run my forum on a seperate domain and using SMF, with no plans of integrating the same into my blog.
However, I’ve been going through the documentation of the forum as well as seen the demo etc. to get a good feel for the same.
Simple Forum allows you to create a full featured forum which you can embed into your existing WordPress blog. This is perfect for those who want to create some kind of support forum. Or you want to add a forum to your blog, don’t want to import your current users to the new forum.
The plugin allows you to create subforums (both public and role-based), lock and pin posts / topics. It also supports Guests, Normal users and Moderators.
The author has provided very detailed documentation on his site which can be downloaded as a PDF file.
One additional feature I like is the ability to completely uninstall the forum in case you decide to discontinue it for whatever reason.
What I’d like is your feedback. Are you using this plugin? How useful has this been to you?
Why did you choose this instead of a seperate forum software like SMF or phpBB?
Any suggestions for the author?