Convert your WordPress Blog into Forum with a Theme


While we wait for official release of next version of WordPress Blogging software, here is pleasant twist to WordPress ramblings. The_dead_one (TDO) has come up with a theme that converts your WordPress Blog into a forum.

TDO Forum WordPress Theme is dependent on an external plugin ‘TDO Mini Forms’ for its forum avatar. However, creator is working on integrating those features within the theme framework to reduce dependence on external plugins.

Not just ‘WordPress Blog’ looks like a forum, it also has basic elements of a forum. Key features of this theme include:

  • Unread topics are highlighted and can be used to filter posts list.
  • A hierarchical Forum list – included as a page template.
  • AJAX Comment Preview and Comment QuickTags (can be turned off).
  • Gravatar support for posters and commenter’s comments.
  • Pages and Categories can be used as Tabs.
  • Posts can be made “sticky” at the top.
  • RSS 2.0 Feed of forum posts and theme is FREE for download/use.

Details: TDO Forum WordPress ThemeTheme DEMO

With more refinement in this theme – the concept of converting a WordPress Blog into forum can turn out real big. As pointed by Jeffro this concept is for sure interesting. Game for a WordPress forum (theme)?



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  2. great & nice
    4 ur
    i like it……………………….

  3. I need a WordPress theme for Forums, but i need the best like Vbulletin. Can AnyOne help me? :(

    • Write it yourself, intelligent man. I don’t have spare time. Good luck

    • @Style.Pk. Hey there is one good theme called “rtPanel” which is recently launched. It has most of the features like content-before-sidebar in codes, feedburns etc. This is good for SEO as well as some mobile-browsers. rtPanel also has free support forum where you will get help as fast as you get on paid-support forums. This is really an awesome theme that I am using.

  4. Terrebenthx says


    I’m new…Nice forum !

    My name is Steeve, 28 years old (French).

    Nice to meet you !

  5. Hi,I want to convert it but unfortunately don’t understand how to do that..any tutorials for guidance will be a great help.

  6. if any one have forum like vbulletin please tell

  7. I am also looking for wordpress forum but cant find any good one.

    I anyone have please let me know


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  15. The best one for me is Simple Forum for WordPress plug-in.

    By the way I also host for free my site and it’s the best hosting for free I found. 1500 mb of space plus everything you need to run WordPress. Really nice place! Must try!

  16. Distonsoscisy says

    free wordpress theme

    The theme was made to turn your blog into media sharing, or video / picture sharing site
    The theme is perfect for gossip site, or blogs which need to show galleries, celebrity blogs, political blogs, and more.
    The theme has custom templates for everything. For video, for pictures, for news!
    The theme has its own written plugins built-in already to save you a lot of the work!

  17. Liexonopienly says

    I am here at a forum newcomer. Until I read and deal with the forum.
    Let’s learn!

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