Simple:Press – WordPress Forum Plugin

Beschreibung

Simple:Press brings enterprise class forum capabilities to your WordPress site. It makes it easy to get your forum started with powerful features available as you need them.

Built for performance with custom tables, it is tightly integrated into WordPress’s user and security model and can easily scale up to thousands of users.

Unlike other Forum plugins, all of Simple:Press’s features are built and supported by one organization – no need to contact multiple vendors when you need support for a feature!

And Simple:Press has hundreds of features! Between the free functions and premium add-ons we likely have just about every feature you might need.

From multi-level forum structures to post threading and private messages, chances are that if you need a feature we have already built it. 13+ years of development has exposed us to all kinds of customer requirements and has helped us build a rock-solid product!

Check out the premium add-ons available on the Simple-Press site!

What does it do?

Maybe the better question should be – what doesn’t it do? Here are just some of the features that are included!

Forums

  • Unlimited Forums
  • Forum Groups
  • Sub-forums to any level
  • Private and public forums
  • Custom icons for each forum
  • Lock forums
  • Pin forums
  • Always-on forum messages

User Management and Features

  • Powerful user group and permission system
  • Restrict user access to wp-admin
  • Custom avatars

Post Management

  • Unread post handling
  • Post moderation

Administration

  • Comprehensive administration options and settings
  • Merge forums
  • Flood control

Integration

  • Fully integrated with WordPress registrations and logins
  • Supports standard and multi-site versions of WordPress
  • Complete uninstall/removal option

Ranking and Gamification

  • Specify ranks based on the number of posts
  • Upgrade user group membership as users progress through their ranks
  • Assign special ranks to individual users that override the standard ranks
  • Assign custom badges to each rank

Seo

  • Customizable forum slug
  • Featured forum images used by the Open Graph meta tag
  • Multiple options for the browser display and title

Login and Registration

  • Use the standard WP login and registration screens
  • Use alternate custom login and registration screens (such as those from membership and ecommerce plugins)
  • Specify custom redirect pages after login and registration

Theming

  • Fully theme and template driven
  • Choose from a selection of free and premium themes
  • Custom CSS overrides

General and Misc

  • Extensive help
  • Help text on every admin element
  • Smileys and custom smiley files
  • Global custom messages for certain events

Premium Extensions

Check out our extensions in our store at simple-press.com.

Extensions

  • Analytics (Colorful charts with data about your forum)
  • Ads (Sophisticated advertising engine inside the forum)
  • Private messaging system
  • WooCommerce dashboard integration
  • Reputation System
  • Topic Subscriptions (with email notifications)
  • Warnings and Suspensions
  • Custom user profile fields
  • Answers Topics
  • Post ratings
  • Post by email
  • Topic Status
  • Polls
  • Image, media and file uploader
  • Blog post linking
  • TinyMCE Editor
  • Threading
  • Template tags and widgets
  • BuddyPress Integration
  • Share This
  • Search
  • Admin Bar
  • Post preview
  • Mentions
  • Watches
  • Tags
  • XML Sitemap
  • MYCred Integration
  • HTML Emails
  • Private posts
  • Achievements Integration
  • Cubepoints Integration
  • BBCode Editor
  • HTML Editor
  • Post Thanks
  • Captcha
  • Uploads Viewer
  • Post Ask
  • Search by user
  • Profanity Filter
  • Auto linking
  • Add user Identities
  • Keywords
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Hide Posters
  • Ban
  • Gravatar Cache
  • Who’s Online
  • Post Anonymously
  • Print topic
  • Membership Subscriber
  • Language and theme selection
  • Report post
  • Font resizer
  • Unanswered Topics
  • Birthdays
  • Rank Information
  • Topic Description
  • Topic Expired
  • Topic Redirect
  • Topic ID Permalinks*
  • Policy Documents
  • Slack Integration
  • Post in multiple forums
  • Remove spam registrations
  • Event logger
  • Featured Topics and Posts
  • Maintenance
  • Profile Display Control
  • Prune Database
  • Moderation Email
  • Timezone on Registration

Premium Bundles
Purchase one of our bundles to get premium support directly from us
View Pricing Options

Compatibility
Simple:Press was built to be compatible with most themes, both free and commercial.

Languages

Simple:Press is available in a variety of languages and volunteers and customers are always adding more! Portions of the plugin have been translated into 20+ languages by our users and volunteers. These include German, Portuguese(BR), Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Persian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and more!
View our translation site

Team

Our core developers are:

  • Andy Staines
  • Steve Klasen
  • Muhammad Tahir Nazir

Screenshots

  • Main front-end screen using our REBOOT theme
  • Main admin screen
  • Dashboard with premium statistics module

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‚Add New‘ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‚Simple Press‘
  3. Click ‚Install Now‘
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Download simple-press.zip from this page
  2. Navigate to the ‚Add New‘ in the plugins dashboard
  3. Navigate to the ‚Upload‘ area
  4. Select simple-press.zip from your computer
  5. Click ‚Install Now‘
  6. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download simple-press.zip from this page
  2. Extract the simple-press directory to your computer
  3. Upload the simple-press directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Setup

Whatever the method you used, after you activated the plugin through the plugins dashboard, you now need to run through a set-up process. This creates the tables and default data that the plugin requires.
You can access this setup process by either clicking the INSTALL button that should be visible at the top of the admin pages or by going to FORUM->INSTALL.

At the conclusion of a successful install, a button will be displayed to load the forum admin and clicking on this will take you to the Storage Locations panel. All being well, all locations will be ticked as created and available but if this is not the case follow the instructions to manually create folders if necessary.

= Getting Started=
Now that you have installed your forums read our getting started pages.

FAQ

I’ve installed the plugin – now what?

Now that you have installed your forums read our getting started pages.

I don’t receive e-mail notifications

There are several factors that can influence e-mail notifications delivery. The best thing you can do to diagnose email delivery issues is to install a plugin that shows you an email log. We recommend MAILGUN or SMTP POST. The logs will let you know if emails are being generated and not delivered or just not being generated at all.

Rezensionen

Great plugin with great features

I have used the Simple-Press plugin as an essential part of my business for about 9 years now. During this entire time it has been free. Okay, I paid a few dollars for extra support once in a while, and I purchased a theme and a few plugins over the years. No big deal. Now with the latest upgrade I still have everything I had before the upgrade. There is nothing I have to buy extra, and my entire forum setup is still free, unless I want additional features or personalized support. I don't understand what a previous commenter has been complaining about. Supposedly it's now a 'commercial product'. The basic plugin is still free, and obviously the people who made the plugin have to make money somewhere, otherwise why would they do all this work. I have always been very happy with Simple-Press, and still am. Version 6 is even better now, and I like the fact that it is now on wordpress.org (which it was not before). The support people have always been very knowledgeable and helpful, and I would definitely recommend this plugin for anyone who needs a good and reliable forum.

Fantastic Forum Software

We love SimplePress as its style hearkens back to what we think were better times on the internet. Easy to setup with powerful features in the basic core!

They killed Simple Press

How to kill a product? Buy a good working product or service and try to squeeze it completely dry by asking money for every little piece. That's what happened to Simple Press. Even all the addons and themes I bought before won't work on the new update. You should stay away from this company. They are here only for your money.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„Simple:Press – WordPress Forum Plugin“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:

Mitwirkende

Änderungsprotokoll

Warning: Updating from 5.x to 6.x should be done manually! See this document for details

6.1.0

  • New

    • G0039: Added Instagram Identity
    • G0000: Added easy digital downloads license integration
    • G0000: Added a button to take users to review simple:press on wordpress.org
  • Improved

    • G0046: Add the option to show/hide forum rank labels on the front-end members list screen via the template tag.
    • G0038: Remove identities that no longer make sense. Add option to FORUM->OPTIONS->MEMBER SETTINGS to allow display of deprecated identities.
    • G0037: Add option for a 2nd custom message above the editor (FORUM->COMPONENTS->CUSTOM MESSAGES). This way you can have a different custom message for new topics vs new posts.
    • G0010: Add editors to messages fields in FORUM->COMPONENTS->CUSTOM MESSAGES
    • G0000: Made radio buttons in admin look like radio buttons instead of checkboxes.
  • Fix

    • G0000: Update the text for the customization service on the help and troubleshooting page.
    • G0036: Fix plugin library link on help and plugin page.
    • G0012: Fix pricing plan link on help and plugin page.
    • G0011: Fix theme library link on help and plugin page.
    • G0007: Radio buttons should look like radio buttons in the admin area.
    • G0004: URL for Premium Support link on plugins page is incorrect
    • G0005: URL for Documentation link on plugins page is incorrect
    • G0003: Move post to existing topic not working
    • G0002: Move post to new topic form css issue
    • G0001: Fix Malformed changelog url
    • G0000: Spelling and grammar related changes to help files for the FORUM->COMPONENT->CUSTOM MESSAGES screen

Dev
* G0000: Added new function to allow editors to be painted in admin
* G0000: Added new function to allow date pickers to be painted in admin – utilizes the JqueryUI Date Picker library from WP.
* G0000: Added additional icons to the icon font file to be used by the new Analytics and Ad plugins.

Other
* This is the first version being built and deployed from our github repository

6.0.6

Fix
* M-5993: Locked forums/topics were allowing user to post despite being locked

6.0.5

New
* GDPR Enhancement – allow option to annoymize posts or delete posts

Fix
* Current user re-assignment to Guest status does not remove IP address from posts
* Delete User from WP admin screen – SP radio buttons malformed
* Incorrect function being called when filtering PRE tags.
* Handle simplepress and simple-press in CSS selector for nav menu icons
* General and Miscellaneous Cleanups

6.0.4

Fix
* Issue with installation into a folder with a name other than simple-press
* Issue with new installations and the sample data that is installed

6.0.3

New
* First version released on WordPress.org.