Discussion Board Features

Discussion Board is an easy way to add a discussion board, message board or simple forum to your WordPress site. The plugin creates a new post type, allows you to add a front-end log-in and registration form and decide who has access to your Discussion Board. We offer a free version and Pro version of the plugin.

FeatureFree VersionPro Version
User login / registration forms
Register user as specific role
Require activation for user registrations
Admin approval for user registrations
Hide wp-login.php
Restrict access by user role
Restrict usage by user role
Anti-spam protection
New topic moderation
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Board permissions
Child boards
Subscribe to board
Follow topics
User profiles
WYSIWYG editing
Media uploads
Categories and tags
Widgets (Recent topics and replies)
Top posters and top commenters
Simple styles to match theme
Icons
Shortcodes for archives, recent topics and login form
Enqueue / Dequeue theme styles easily
Filters and actions for extending the plugin

Discussion Board Pro Features

We also offer a Pro version of the plugin which takes Discussion Board to the next level by adding tons more forum functionality on top of what already exists in the free version. The Pro version which is for sale on this website includes:

Boards

Discussion Board Pro allows you to create sub-forums within your site. Your users can choose which board to allocate their topics to, allowing you to keep your forum nicely organized and helping your users find the topics they’re most interested in.

Each board can display a thumbnail image, description, and meta data including:

  • Number of topics within the board
  • Number of replies to topics within the board
  • Time since content was last added to the board (freshness)
  • Number of users interacting on the board, either posting topics or replying to topics (voices)

Recent or most popular topics are listed below the meta data

WP Discussion Board - Multiple Boards

WP Discussion Board Settings

Board Permissions

You can specify different access permissions by role for each board. So one board could be open to anyone to post on, and another board could only be available to users with a certain role, e.g. subscriber, customer, to post on. One board could be viewable by anyone, another board could only be viewed by admins. And so on.

Child Boards

Discussion Board Pro allows you to create sub-forums within your site. Your users can choose which board to allocate their topics to, allowing you to keep your forum nicely organized and helping your users find the topics they’re most interested in.

Subscribe to Board

Users can choose to subscribe (follow) specific boards in order to receive email notifications of any new topic or reply posted on that specific board.

Follow Topics

In Discussion Board Pro, users can subscribe to (follow) any topic they wish. They’ll receive an email notification whenever another user leaves a reply on the followed topic.

Users can choose to un-follow a topic at any time.

Admin Approvals

The admin approvals feature allows you to decide who can join your discussion board. When a new user registers for your site, you’ll receive an email with the user’s details and a link to approve the registration. If you decide not to approve the user, they won’t be able to post.

WP Discussion Board Follow Topic
WordPress Discussion Board User Profiles

User Profiles

With user profiles, you can choose to display selected user information about each user on a dedicated page. Information includes:

  • Biographical details for the user
  • Date of joining
  • Number of topics posted
  • Number of replies posted
  • In addition, you can also choose to display:
  • A feed of topics started by the user
  • A feed of replies made by the user
  • A feed of topics followed by the user

WYSIWYG Editing

Discussion Board Pro gives you the option to enable a WYSIWYG editor on the front-end.

Media Uploads

Discussion Board Pro allows you to enable image uploads for new topics.

Categories and tags

You can define categories and tags for topics. Users can allocate their new topics to pre-existing categories and/or tags or you can choose to allow them to define their own.

WP Discussion Board WYSIWYG
WP Discussion Board Recent Topics and Replies Widget

Theme friendly

Discussion Board Pro is happy working with any WordPress theme. It has neutral styling and you can easily use custom CSS if you wish.

Recent Topics and Recent Replies widgets

Discussion Board Pro ships with a number of different widgets which can be added to your websites sidebar to display the most recent topics, replies and user data.

Top Posters and Top Commenters

Display lists of most active users

Discussion Board Pro Pricing

Backed by our 14 day money back guarantee. We stand behind our product 100%.

ULTIMATE

$199

one time payment – lifetime access


License Includes:

Unlimited Sites
Plugin updates
Email / forum support

Ultimate Features:

Boards
User Profiles
WYSIWYG Editing
Media Uploads
Categories & Tags
Advanced Permissions
Following & Notifications
Admin Approvals
Widgets
PURCHASE

PRO

$89

per year until cancelled


License Includes:

Unlimited Sites
Plugin updates
Email / forum support

Pro Features:

Boards
User Profiles
WYSIWYG Editing
Media Uploads
Categories & Tags
Advanced Permissions
Following & Notifications
Admin Approvals
Widgets
PURCHASE

BASIC

$49

per year until cancelled


License Includes:

1 Site
Plugin updates
Email / forum support

Basic Features:

Boards
User Profiles
WYSIWYG Editing
Media Uploads
Categories & Tags
Advanced Permissions
Following & Notifications
Admin Approvals
Widgets
PURCHASE

We also have a free version of the plugin available which can be downloaded directly from the WordPress.org plugin repository.