ForumEngine, Flat Responsive WordPress Forum Theme


ForumEngine, Flat Responsive WordPress Forum Theme
© Copyright by enginewpthemes


  • Layered psd, php files, css files, js files: Layered PSD, PHP Files, CSS Files, JS Files
  • Well documented: Well Documented
  • Responsive: Responsive
  • WordPress 4.3: WordPress 4.3
  • Facebook: Facebook
  • Ie8, ie9, ie10, ie11, firefox, safari, opera, chrome: IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome
  • None: None
  • Yes: Yes
  • Yes: Yes
  • 2: 2


  • WordPress 3.8+ Ready
  • Pixel-perfect frontend work based on Bootstrap3+
  • Customization tool included
  • WPML Ready (.po files included)
  • Translation tool included
  • SEO Optimized
  • Supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE8+
  • Layered PSD files included
  • Ability to port into existing blogs


More ForumEngine features

  • (new) Ban users system
  • (new) Email confirmation when registration
  • (new) Support adding code snippets in editor
  • (new) Add 3 more widgets to view statistics, hot threads and most active users in your site
  • (new) Add an option to enable expanding second level replies by default
  • (new) Add more sidebars and put static content block into widgets
  • (new) Blogging feature, ability to use ForumEngine on existing blogs
  • (new) Lock editing 5 minutes after posting the replies
  • Retina ready design, beautifully optimized for large screens
  • Optimized mobile design for small screen sizes, same user experience as in the desktop version
  • Design tool included for easier theme customizing
  • Ability to customize site style with adaptation color system
  • Custom logo & custom mobile icon
  • Follow your favorite topics and get updates whenever it has new replies
  • Have a personal profile page for your users
  • Choose colors for your categories
  • Support 3 levels of categories
  • Lock a topic from posting new replies
  • Edit or delete posts right in the frontend
  • User avatars are retrieved automatically from Gravatar and can be changed
  • Support nested replies for a more systematic discussion
  • Allow adding external images or uploading images from computers
  • Quoting from other replies in your reply
  • Optimized text spacing for easier reading
  • Unread topics are easy to spot
  • Header menu & footer menu
  • Contact an author when needed
  • Approve or reject new topics right in the frontend
  • Quick overview with all the stats needed for administration
  • Ability to promote members to moderators with content management permission
  • Translation tool included right in the backend
  • Customize all the email templates for your forum
  • Option to add your Google Analytics code
  • Settings to add your social pages

Support or pre-sale questions

We have included the documentation file for your reference. For support requests and presale questions, you can join our official forums for more help from our staffs and other customers. The forums is also an example of how ForumEngine works.

Please note that we don’t answer support requests in the comments section. However, feel free to ask any presale questions there and we’ll try our best to reply asap.


June 13, 2016 – Version 1.6.9

Maximum image upload size increases from 1MB to 5MB.Performance issue with posted threads containing a bulleted or numbered list is solved.After posting a thread, the moderator can be able to reply and delete this thread as usual.Bug of text in “Insert” button after uploading the first image has been fixed now. Particularly, “Uploading” is correctly replaced by “Insert” as of the second image.

April 29, 2016 – Version 1.6.8

Compatible with WordPress 4.5

April 04, 2016 – Version 1.6.7

Add photos from mobileOther bug fixes

March 16, 2016 – Version 1.6.6

Social login, profile picture update by Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus accounts[Mobile] Template “Threads Index” supported in homepage[Mobile] Notification to log in to view some threads[Mobile] Can update profile picture on mobile[Windows 10 – Microsoft Edge browser] “Browse image” button works wellNotice bar “Uploading” indicating image loading processLatest Threads/Hot Topics Widget operates seamlesslyAuto redirect to login page for login-required threadsLink containing “#” runs wellGoogle CAPTCHA enabled for sub categories

November 13, 2015 – Version 1.6.5

Header menu duplicationEnter email to reset passwordImproper hyperlink insertionThread viewing without login

September 28, 2015 – Version 1.6.4

Compatible with WordPress 4.3Improve Layout Style for Home page

May 19, 2015 – Version 1.6.3

Bug fixes

April 27, 2015 – Version 1.6.2

Bug fixes

March 31, 2015 – Version 1.6.1

Bug fixes

March 24, 2015 – Version

Bug fixes

March 13, 2015 – Version 1.6

Set up static front pageLog in using Social network accountsBug fixes

December 23, 2014 – Version 1.5.6

Update schema Google rating on mobile versionFix “Facebook login” issueFix “Edit thread” issueFix “Slugs” issue

November 19, 2014 – Version 1.5.5

Works with SchemaFix bug on IpadFix bug when 'Log in' 

November 03, 2014 – Version 1.5.4

Fix security bugs

September 18, 2014 – Version 1.5.3

Implementing Menu tabEnable/ disable “Live notifications” featureAdd plugin Autolink to TinyMCEFix “Insert code” icon issue

August 05, 2014 – Version 1.5.2

Add new feature: report a threadLogin via Google plus accountChanging slugs right from the back – endUpdate website titleAdding “rel=no follow” and “target=_blank” to external linksFix issue when installing new fresh themeFix https issue when loading jquery mobile library on mobile versionFix underscore tag

July 17, 2014 – Version 1.5.1

Adding “Pending thread mail template”Fix bugs

July 02, 2014 – Version 1.4.9

Implemented with captcha optionFix security bug

June 17, 2014 – Version 1.4.8

Widget hashtag addedAjax response in single threadSearch function improvedFix reloading bug when logging in using IE browser.Update modal upload image

April 28, 2014 – Version 1.4.7

Fix for the backend Members page

April 23, 2014 – Version 1.4.6

Fix compatibility issues with WordPress v3.9

April 19, 2014 – Version 1.4.5

Bug: fix user joining date formatBug: translate Quote iconBug: fix hashtag issue inside quoteBug: translate private message email templateBug: remove meta author in headerBug: change color link in contentBug: fix normal pagination issueBug: add tooltip to icon sticky

April 12, 2014 – Version 1.4.4

Implement: Logging in using Facebook account the second time doesn't require page reloadImplement: Improve Facebook login when posting a thread or a reply.Also fix some other minor bugs.

April 10, 2014 – Version 1.4.3

Hot fix for the blog section

April 4, 2014 – Version 1.4.2

Hot fix regarding the includes/front.php

April 2, 2014 – Version 1.4.1

Implement: Add 'Related threads' widget

March 26, 2014 – Version 1.4

Feature: Ban users systemImplement: Allow frontend controls (edit, delete, quote) for level 2 repliesImplement: Allow admins to approve new accounts manually in backendBug: Resort the order of level 2 replies

March 20, 2014 – Version 1.3

Feature: Sticky threads in homepage and category pageFeature: Email confirmation when registrationImplement #2257: Auto select category when user post a new thread in category pageBug #2285: Fix notification height in mobile versionBug #2286: Redirect users to login/register page when they click on button reply without login

March 12, 2014 – Version 1.2.5

Implement: Apply the custom style in desktop version for the mobile versionFixed: Show the Terms & Conditions page in mobile version

March 06, 2014 – Version 1.2.4

Implement: Add code snippet support for editorImplement: Add title badges for different member rolesImplement: Add option to disable sending notification emails for following threadsFixed: Make the thread publish date translatableFixed: Add filter for editor buttons so admin can easily add/remove buttons via child themeFixed: Enqueue style.css to front-endFixed: When admin deletes a reply, update the “last reply” info for the thread

February 26, 2014 – Version 1.2.3

Implement: Add Top Users widgetImplement: Add Hot Topics widgetImplement: Add Forum Statistics widget

February 14, 2014 – Version 1.2.2

Implement: Hide user’s phone number and email address by defaultImplement: Set auto expand for sub-level commentsImplement: Set thread’s update time to GMT hoursImplement: Improved search function. Search URL was changed to /search-threads/search-termImplement: Created filter to allow changing the reply/thread/thread-category slug URL in child themeFixed: Added text domain for missing texts.Fixed: Bug on “Last reply by” in a threadFixed: When infinite scroll is active, admin is unable to delete replies.Fixed: Theme’s responsive styleFixed: Terms &Conditions generates a duplicate page each time a user accepts the usage terms.Fixed: ”Log in” message does not disappear and Browse button is un-clickable after registration.

January 22, 2014 – Version 1.2.1

Feature: Add an option for expanding second level replies by default in Settings – Content tabBug: Updated 'order by thread' in taxonomy pageBug: Fixed thread’s update timeBug: Added Google Analytic for mobile version

December 17, 2013 – Version 1.2

Feature: Infinite Scroll optionBug: Fix the static page settings after theme activationBug: Design error on the Reply textboxBug: If a user writes a reply before he logs in, the reply is not displayed after he signed in.Bug: Forum Categories widget is duplicated after editing the widget title.Bug: Update the website title on mobile version

December 9, 2013 – Version 1.1.2

Feature: Add more sidebarsFeature: Widgetize static contentsBug: Design errors in the footer (IE8) and CustomizerBug: Users don’t receive an email notification after registering an FE account through TwitterBug: IE8: Users’ avatars are not displayed in “People in this Discussion”Bug: Mobile: Thread title is not displayed full textBug: Mobile: Loading wheel just keeps circling when posting a comment on a blog

November 28, 2013 – Version 1.1.1

Hot fix: Errors after activating theme

November 25, 2013 – Version 1.1

#1592 Feature: Improve theme structure#1591 Feature: Bloging feature#1620 Implement: Revise text: Are you sure you want to delete this thread?#1615 Design: IE8: Design error on footer#1622 Design: Design error in Customizer#1675 Bug: 'Mobile: ''Error Loading Page'' appears when clicking the Blog link' #1676 Bug: Mobile: duplicate comments#1618 Bug: Facebook login error#1627 Bug: 'In mobile version, comments in all levels are quoted' #1607 Bug: 'After entering Twitter email and password for authentication, the page went blank' #1609 Bug: No email notification is received after registering an FE account through Twitter login#1619 Bug: Filter isn't filtering posts#1611 Bug: Buttons are un-clickable.#1608 Bug: 'Undefined index' error' #1589 Bug: Quote error

November 13, 2013 – Version 1.0.3

Implement #1541: Preview search resultImplement #1542: Contact formImplement #1543: Facebook & twitter authenticationBug #1590: Revise text: Signing in with TwitterBug #1587: Revise text: No results foundBug #1539: Wrong attribution when quoting. Only the first level comment was quoted but author shows tester2tester2.Bug #1582: Show up to 10 results in the preview and make the 'View all X results' appear only when there are more than 10 resultsBug #1583: Design error on Cancel button in Login page and Contact fromBug #1586: Revise text: Email sending failed.Bug #1548: IE8 -- syntax error appears when you open the CustomizerBug #1536: 'People in this Discussion' is not updating. There are 2 more users who followed this thread but the profiles don't appear in the list.' Bug #1572: Revise text: Contact (user's name)Bug #1574: Contact form is not displayed correctlyBug #1576: Revise text: Got something to say? Type your message hereBug #1577: Clicking 'View all X results' don't display all resultsBug #1581: Remove 'View all 2 results' when there are only 2 resultsBug #1531: Browse buttons are un-clickableBug #1532: Error warning does not disappearBug #1546: Login box doesn't appear if 'Forgot password' box is not closedBug #1547: Revise text: Previous action was undone!

October 29, 2013 – Version 1.0.2

Implement #1497: Make user unable to edit post after 5minsImplement: Undo actions on pending threadsBug : Fix UI/UXBug #1523 : Header background does not changeBug #1500: Field should automatically add http://Bug #1498: Texts in boxes are not displayed in IE8 and IE9.Bug #31519: Login and Join buttons are un-clickableBug #1504: Error when saving changes in CustomizerBug #1506: Like button is un-clickableBug #1509: 'About me' text overlaps the gray box when 1-column layout is usedBug #1512: Bullets appearing everywhere when layout is changed to 1-columnBug #1511: Design error:  Social links in footer when 1-column layout is usedBug #1510: Change text

October 23, 2013 – Version 1.0.1

Implement: Insert ForumEngine dashboard menu in admin barImplement: Improve UI & UX for entire theme.Patch #1480: Revise text: Thread was reopened successfully!Patch #1474: Desktop & Mobile: Revise text (1 min, 1 hour, 1 day)Patch #1473: Mobile: Revise textPatch #1461: Mobile: Revise text -- Please fill out all fields required.Patch #1458: Mobile: User can approve or delete a pending topicPatch #1434: Revise text: Type your new password on the fields belowPatch #1433: Revise text: You have updated _ translation(s) successfully.Bug #1472: Mobile: Design error when editing a commentBug #1477: The icon still displays even when there's no twitter link provided? When you click on it, it redirects to an invalid page. Bug #1481: IE8: Sub-menus are un-clickableBug #1478: Mobile: Error message does not appear when you click 'Create' without filling out the description text.Bug #1468: Mobile: Users are allowed to type titles as long as they want. It should be limited to 90 characters only.Bug #1465: Mobile: Comments are not postingBug #1467: When clicking Quote: it does not automatically opens a comment field. User has to click the on the field to see the quote.Bug #1460: IE8 - Box can't be ticked.Bug #1457: Page shows user has successfully logged in but button still shows 'Login and Create Topic' Bug #1454: Mobile: 'Following' list is not updatingBug #1456: Mobile: No error messages are displayed for some invalid actionsBug #1453: Mobile: If tab is inactive, it shows 'Follow' but if tab is active, it shows 'Following' Bug #1451: Mobile: Author's name when quoting is set to defaultBug #1449: Add a modal sentence informing users to log in to access the 'upload an image' buttonBug #1450: Mobile: Edit icon not centeredBug #1448: When not logged in and you click 'Follow,' nothing happens. Bug #1437: Users do not receive the registration and reset password confirmation emailsBug #1439: Email content is different from the templateBug #1432: Mobile: 'Following' tab is longer than 'All Posts' Bug #1404: The first category can't keep the chosen color

October 12, 2013 – Version 1.0

Initial release