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WP Forum Server


WP Forum Server : A complete forum system for your wordpress blog.
The forum is a plugin, so no additional work is needed to integrate it into your site.

WP Forum Server is a an advanced, stable fork of WP Forum.

If there are any problems installing this plugin
please visit the site at
and download the plugin from there.

If you want to show off your forum please
and leave a link to your site.


  • Choose a forum skin.
  • The home page for the forum options.
  • About the forum page.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload forum-server folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Make a new page to place your forum into. Make sure you have it on the HTML editor.

  4. Simply place the tag <!--VASTHTML--> or [forumServer] in the new page content area.

Please visit for usage instructions.

Complete Installation Instructions:

For a complete demo visit


Do you have a demo?

Yes- it’s located here:

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Go to
and download from there.

Is there a gallery i can see other people using the plugin?

How do I translate interface in another language?

To make a translation of any wp plugin use this plugin

When the .mo file is ready:

  1. Prefix the .mo file with „vasthtml-„, for example:

  2. Copy this file to /wp-content/plugins/forum-server/languages/

  3. Go to Admin > WP Forum Server > General Options and choose your language

Also you can add description to your translate file: create file vasthtml-en_EN.txt with short description and put it info language directory.

May I recommend some new features?

Yes please do.

Where can I get support?

In the support forums on Vast HTML:


17. Novembar 2019.
Nice! This forum provides a simple platform to provide support to website users/ your customers. Moreover, it works as and a question answers discussion board where you can answer the users’ queries.
23. April 2017.
After doing some research, this plugin – WP Forum Server – seems to be one that has „died on the vine“… Too bad WordPress has so many plugins, such as this one, that need to be removed from their listings… Something that should have happened a long, long time ago… The website links for this plugin at vasthtml dot com, be it for /support or /contact only lead to a „404“ page… forumpress dot org only leads you back to the WordPress page for plugin WP Forum Server… Bottom line: adopt and update the plugin or don’t bother using it at all…
3. Septembar 2016.
this plugin interacts with the built-in registration and user system of wordpress making it a good choice for many websites. It also takes most of its css from your wordpress theme, so it adapts to the theme somewhat.
3. Septembar 2016. 3 replies
Click on ‘register’ and I get „user registration is not allowed“ and it’s taken them to my website’s admin page anyway!! What the hell?!!!
3. Septembar 2016.
I’m glad I tried this plugin even though it had one „not working“ review. Worked flawlessly for me.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Forum Server” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • updating version number


  • SEO-friendly clean URLs added


  • fixing harmless „exploits“


  • fixing harmless „exploits“


  • minor changes to fix version


  • restored missing files from SVN


  • wpf-insert.php injection vulnerability fixed


  • Added automatically create forum page and example content


  • Fixed bug: modules loading errors


  • Fixed bug: SEO-friendly URLs in PRO-version
  • Fixed bug: dropdown select in admin moderators and users
  • Fixed bug: subject encoding in topic reply
  • Added „Upgrade to Pro“ links


  • Fixed bug with wordpress html editor in admin


  • Fixed major security bug with RSS feed
  • Fixed BBCodes php errors on some of installation
  • Names of users on forum now displays the same as throughout wordpress ( using ‘Display name’ instead of ‘user name’ )
  • Improved usabiity of changing languages. Now available through wordpress admin panel in a simple way


  • Fixed bug: warning php message


  • Fixed bug: duplicate topic forms
  • Fixed bug: default encoding in database tables changed to UTF-8
  • Fixed bug: parsing ‘$’ character
  • Fixed bug: width for posts with embedded video or code listings
  • Fixed bug: login form when wordpress is installed in it’s own directory (not in root folder)
  • Fixed bug: ‘show new posts since last visit’ feature
  • Fixed bug: links to posts in RSS feed
  • Fixed bug: database error when deleting forum
  • Fixed bug: interface of adding users to users’ groups


  • Fixed bug: Fix icon for my hot topics
  • Fixed bug: Fix minimize forum header button
  • Fixed bug: Fix deleting single post in topic
  • Fixed bug: Fix deleting category when there’s some topics in it
  • Fixed bug: Fix redirect after posting in topic on non first page
  • Fixed bug: Fix checking user_level for sticky post function
  • Fixed forum related errors (undefined variables) with debug-mode enabled


  • Fixed bug: Incorrect formatting in replies subject for topics and posts containing apostrophes
  • Fixed bug: Disallow ability to modify guest posts by other guests
  • Fixed bug: Fix the topic links in the rss feed and email-notifications
  • Added line breaks in post/answer body for better text formatting


  • Fixed bug: Duplicate launch of plugin with sfc-like plugin
  • Fixed bug: Fix youtube video insertion (allow html embed object)
  • Was added support SEO-frendly URLs


  • Fixed bug: Duplicate launch of plugin on certain themes and WordPress installations
  • Fixed bug: Localization support on WordPress 3.0+
  • Fixed bug: Javascript error when using „Show or hide header“ feature on certain Forum Server skins


  • Fixed bug: Path problems if wordpress is in subdirectory


  • Fixed bug: Incompatibility with FireStats plugin and possibly certain other plugins, the bug also could cause a lot of database errors
  • Fixed bug: Duplicating topics due to plugin incompatibility with certain plugins
  • Fixed bug: No post body inside the topic due to plugin incompatibility with certain plugins
  • Fixed bug: BBCode content inside e-mail notifications
  • Fixed bug: Closing a topic didn’t work as expected
  • Fixed bug: sending e-mail notifications of your own replies when subscribed on topic
  • Fixed bug: When subscribing to replies on topic, a blank screen was showing up
  • „Unmake sticky“ renamed to „Unstick“ (for sticky topics)
  • Fixed bug: Unstick function now works
  • Fixed bug: search system now works
  • Improved search system, now it searches in topic titles and can search in both titles and content
  • Fixed bug: Email notifications were not sent in some cases
  • New placeholder for inserting forum into WordPress page: [forumServer] can be used instead of


  • Added admin ability to close a topic
  • Added admin ability to move a topic
  • Fixed bug with message width on narrow theme column
  • Fixed bug with Google Analytics hiding message textarea
  • Fixed bug when user manually changes url parameters


  • The link to edit categories now works.
  • Made a work around for those having trouble deleting categories.


  • Link to FORUM in Breadcrumb
  • Group Link and Group Page
  • Fixed the blank page redirection stuff


  • Fixed database errors


  • Code clean up
  • Changed menu style to match WordPress 2.7+
  • Changed all images to a more updated look