Forums by Website Toolbox

Description

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Website Toolbox allows you to easily add a forum to your website without any coding or software headaches!

Ranked #1 Forum Provider by StarReviews!

Plugin Features

  • Embedded Forum: The forum is seamlessly embedded into the layout of your WordPress website.

  • Single Sign On: Users are automatically signed in to your forum when they sign in to your WordPress website.

  • Registration Integration: Forum accounts are automatically created for your existing or new WordPress users.

Key Forum Benefits

  • Instant Setup
  • Phone/Chat/Email Support
  • SEO and Mobile Friendly
  • Fully Customizable
  • Public or Private
  • White Label

Key Forum Features

  • Make money using ads or subscription fees
  • Facebook Integration
  • Instant Messaging
  • Chat Room
  • Share files, photos, and videos
  • “Like” posts
  • User reputation
  • Easy theme editor
  • Announce and organize events
  • Create polls
  • Set user permissions
  • Moderate content and users

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Installation

WordPress Admin Panel

  1. Download the ZIP file.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New” from the left menu in the WordPress Admin Panel.
  3. Click on the upload link, select the ZIP file, and click on the “Install Now” button.
  4. Activate the plugin.
  5. Create a Website Toolbox Forum if you don’t already have one.
  6. Click on the Settings link under the Website Toolbox Forum plugin.
  7. Here, you may easily update your settings according to your Website Toolbox account information.
  8. In the Settings -> Single Sign On section of your Website Toolbox account, specify the address of your website’s Login, Logout, and Registration page to ensure that all forum logins occur using your website’s login form.

Please contact Customer Support if you face any difficulties.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the ZIP file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Unzip the compressed plugin.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Create a Website Toolbox Forum if you don’t already have one.
  5. Click on the Settings link under the Website Toolbox Forum plugin.
  6. Here, you may easily update your settings according to your Website Toolbox account information.
  7. In the Settings -> Single Sign On section of your Website Toolbox account, specify the address of your website’s Login, Logout, and Registration page to ensure that all forum logins occur using your website’s login form.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

WordPress Admin Panel

  1. Download the ZIP file.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New” from the left menu in the WordPress Admin Panel.
  3. Click on the upload link, select the ZIP file, and click on the “Install Now” button.
  4. Activate the plugin.
  5. Create a Website Toolbox Forum if you don’t already have one.
  6. Click on the Settings link under the Website Toolbox Forum plugin.
  7. Here, you may easily update your settings according to your Website Toolbox account information.
  8. In the Settings -> Single Sign On section of your Website Toolbox account, specify the address of your website’s Login, Logout, and Registration page to ensure that all forum logins occur using your website’s login form.

Please contact Customer Support if you face any difficulties.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the ZIP file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Unzip the compressed plugin.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Create a Website Toolbox Forum if you don’t already have one.
  5. Click on the Settings link under the Website Toolbox Forum plugin.
  6. Here, you may easily update your settings according to your Website Toolbox account information.
  7. In the Settings -> Single Sign On section of your Website Toolbox account, specify the address of your website’s Login, Logout, and Registration page to ensure that all forum logins occur using your website’s login form.
I don’t allow registration on my WordPress site, can I still use the forum?

Yes. If you don’t have registration enabled on your WordPress site, your users can register an account directly on the forum. If you want users to be able to post without registering, you can simply enable guest posting or you can disable the User Accounts feature entirely so users don’t even see the registration option.

What features are avialable?

Please take our features tour.

Is this a self-hosted forum?

You install the plugin on your WordPress website, and the forum is hosted by us at Website Toolbox. You don’t have to buy and maintain expensive servers, software, backup solutions, etc. We do all the work, so you can reap all the rewards. You can easily use your current domain name for the forum and customize your forum to match your website layout. Our WordPress plugin also allows you to easily embed the forum into a page of your WordPress website. This makes Website Toolbox completely invisible to your users!

How much does it cost?

Pricing information is available here.

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“Forums by Website Toolbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.5

  • Fixed warnings when used in wordpress debug mode

1.3.4

  • Increased cookie expiration time to fix session expiration glitch

1.3.3

  • Changed the plugin name
  • Changed the location of the Settings link
  • Changed the name of the plugin settings link in the left menu in the admin panel
  • Improved the design of the Embed check box
  • Linked the plugin author to our website

1.3.2

  • SSO now works with custom navigation links pointing to the forum

1.3.1

  • The embedded forum also works with SSL (https) now

1.3.0

  • Now user deletion is synchronized as well
  • Integrates SSO with the chat room if the chat room is enabled.
  • Uses a fallback SSO method for Safari

1.2.4

  • Fixed a glitch which restarted already active sessions.
  • Embed and SSO URLs are now automatically synchronized.

1.2.3

  • If a user logs in on WordPress and that user doesn’t exist on the forum, we now auto-create the account on the forum.
  • Now using the WordPress API functions to show the forum’s settings page.
  • Now checking API key upon submitting the settings page.
  • Increased tested up to version.

1.2.2

  • Fixed additional issues involving SSO logout when a redirect is involved

1.2.1

  • Fixed a glitch involving SSO not working if a redirect is involved
  • Fixed a glitch involving an embedded forum not auto sizing in some cases

1.2.0

  • When embedding the forum into a page, it now automatically resizes according to the height of the forum content so that no scrollbar will appear.
  • Added support for forums using SSL (https).

1.1.0

  • Removed redirection to profile.php upon login.
  • Removed the need to write IMG tags in wordpress files to avoid read/write permissions.