ForumEngine is a responsive and highly advanced WordPress forum theme by EngineThemes. If you are in search of a best Forum software / Script or Application theme then Forum Engine is for you. The theme has been optimized to simplify social interaction so that you can easily build your online community platform with just a little WordPress knowledge. The theme has been crafted with easy to use back-end user options panel and many other elements like widgets, ready post and more. Thanks to Engine Themes for releasing a WordPress forum template that works for all type for requirements.
Whether you want to start business forum, social discussion forum, religious forum or student community forum, this theme can work for every type of forum platform need. The setup and customization process is short and easier so you won’t need plenty of hours to setup a custom homepage that looks different than other forum websites.
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EngineThemes ForumEngine : What’s Good ?
We really liked most of the features of this forum WordPress theme which allows a novice user to change color skin, background, typography and all areas of the site. The coding task is done with HTML5 and CSS3 which makes your website compatible to all plugins and modern WordPress features. The theme has a ready “Form” so that user can submit new topic easily by just filling details like title, description and relevant category from the list.
The EngineThemes provides best features support for two main tasks : 1) Post Thread and 2) Browse topics. Apart from that, it provides special widgets so that you can display total registered members, total threads, categories, top users and other stuff on sidebar. You will also like “Ajax Loading” style where user only need to scroll with mouse to see topics from previous pages. No need to refresh whole page to load previous pages that was used with numeric (manual) pagination. This advanced pagination is known as “auto load on scroll” speed up browsing so that user are encouraged to browse more threads.
Features : ForumEngine WordPress Forum Theme
The responsive forum template is crafted with responsive design so user can view your website from their smart phones, tablet or any other internet device. Thanks to EngineThemes for developing an all rounder SEO friendly responsive template that always adjust to all screen types. The theme offers a general options panel on back-end side so you can insert website title, description lines, social links and make other changes. Whether you want to change layout, design or language, you can always access back-end to make all changes.
Sidebar Options :
ForumEngine supports custom sidebar so you can generate multiple sidebars for very page around your website. For e.g. Homepage sidebar, Blog page sidebar and more. Most of the time, forum owners would prefer to display latest threads, best topics, categories and advertisement banners to earn revenue from visitors. The premium form theme has all types of widgets so it is upto you on how you want to utilize them.
Front-End Controls :
The theme allows users to post threads or questions directly from homepage without leaving homepage. If you look at image below then you will get clear idea on how you can submit new topics without leaving homepage. The frontpage will provide you with a ready form type module so that you can fill necessary details for your topic like Title, Details, Related category etc. The description box will provide basic tool bar with options for typography formatting, insert image, add link and more.
The bottom screen provide a live preview button so you can tick this option to watch live preview of your question without refreshing the page. The ajax coding will display live preview of your thread so that you can see how it will look when it is posted. the user will need to register in order to become contributor in forum so you will find a screen to Login or Register while posting a thread (as below).
Browse / Search Topics :
Any forum or community website provides an option or module to find categories or topics based on keywords. ForumEngine WordPress Theme provides category widget so that visitors can click and find topics by selecting their favourite category. But that’s not all, It also has an Ajax based search module where visitors can insert keyword and find related topics list while typing. This way, your visitors can find forum thread or question that involves keyword that is being typed on search box.
If you look ForumEngine demo image (above) then you can get idea that I am trying to add “Wedding” word and it brings “Wedding” related topics. This is the real magic of this forum WP theme which instantly shows you relevant topics instantly as you enter texts in search box.
I would surely ask every community owner to try this theme to create a professional discussion platform where user can freely manage everything. The built-in features will allow members to maintain their threads, personal profile and all other stuff. The administrator will have full control and manage everything from dashboard without touching any code.
All Features : ForumEngine EngineThemes
- User Control : leave reply, like/dislike threads
- Post Anything : Topic, Questions, Opinion
- Quick installation and Easy updates
- SEO Optimized : Schema mark-up support
- Works Popular SEO Plugins : Yoast, All In One SEO and more
- Built-in translator : Translate everything quickly
- WPML plugin Support
- Mobile version : Works on mobiles and handy devices
- Professional look : Simple yet modern user friendly design
- Live notification system for users
- User Badges System with Personal photo