RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

RoyalPress is a bbPress forum theme with a clean and modern design that puts user content in focus. It’s built using Bootstrap 3, is fully responsive and works well as both a ”normal” forum and a fully fledged support forum without the need of installing additional plugins.

Overview of features

  • Built with Bootstrap 3
  • Powered by OptionTree
  • 100% responsive
  • Totally rewritten bbPress markup – not just CSS changes
  • Google Web Fonts
  • Adjustable layouts (left/right/full width)
  • AJAX-powered blog with “click-to-load-more” posts functionality
  • AJAX-powered login
  • AJAX-powered user registration with customizable welcome email
  • AJAX-powered autocomplete search for knowledge base articles and forum content

Support forum features

RoyalPress works wonderful as a “normal” forum but is also packed with great features for running it as a support forum without the need of additional plugins.

  • Staff labels – Keymasters and moderators are clearly highlighted
  • Author labels – Highlight the topic creator
  • Accepted answers – Topic creators can select the best reply letting everyone else know who solved the problem
  • Built-in knowledge base with a 5-star article rating system – optimal for product / service documentation

User content in focus

RoyalPress has a clean and flat design that puts user content in focus.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

AJAX autocomplete search form

Allows users to search knowledge base articles and forum content without reloading the page.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

User registration with custom welcome email

RoyalPress includes an AJAX-powered registration form that can send users a custom welcome email upon registration.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

Answered topics

Topic creators can flag their topics as ”answered” giving you a great graphical overview of solved issues.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

Highlighting the best reply

Topic creators can select one reply as the ”best reply” letting everyone else know what solved their problem.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

5-star article rating system

Already built-into the knowledge base and lets users cast votes (1 vote per IP) on articles.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

”Click-to-load-more” blog page

AJAX powered blog page lets users append new blog posts without reloading the entire page.

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme

Video tutorials

More than 1 hour of video tutorials covering installation and configuration is available

RoyalPress bbPress Forum Theme



  • Upgraded to OptionTree v2.4.2
  • Knowledge base article rating system feedback moved from “alert message” to AJAX feedback on page
  • Fixed issue with knowledge base article rating system where same IP-address could vote multiple times on a single article
  • The bbPress reply form is now automatically collapsed / shown when clicking the “Reply” link on a single reply
  • Off-canvas navigation removed
  • Improved main navigation navbar
  • Two new homepage versions (search / register)
  • Added AJAX knowledge base and topic search with autocomplete on homepage
  • Blog grid is now masonry powered instead of using fixed height on items
  • Knowledge base “main page” is now showing a random featured image from taxonomy articles above latest articles list
  • Custom welcome email is now using native WordPress mail function instead of PHPmail
  • Added label to topic author replies
  • Added “details” box to knowledge base articles
  • Lots and lots of minor design adjustments


  • Added 5-star voting system to knowledgebase articles
  • Added traditional navbar option
  • Added off-canvas navbar option
  • Added support for icons inside off-canvas navigation menu items
  • Added footer menu
  • Added homepage image slider option
  • Added homepage static image option
  • Added homepage fullscreen video option
  • Added “custom” homepage option (shortcode-powered)
  • Added blog post image placeholder for posts with no featured images
  • Added toggle on/off for Twitter, Facebook and Google+ sharing
  • Added Facebook AppID option
  • Added option to edit “No more blog posts” message on AJAX calls
  • Added shortcode “section”
  • Added shortcode “container”
  • Added shortcode “vimeo”
  • Added latest forum posts slider on homepage option
  • Added widget area homepage option
  • Added latest blog posts homepage option
  • Reworked off-canvas navigation
  • Improved floating navigation on page scroll
  • Changed iconset from standard Bootstrap glyphicons to FontAwesome
  • Updated shortcode “icon” to FontAwesome
  • Replaced shortcode icons in WordPress editor
  • Improved comments form styling
  • Improved unordered list styling
  • jQuery code is now split into multiple files and only loaded when needed for improved performance
  • Upgraded OptionTree to v2.3.4
  • Corrected error with featured image sizes on full width layout
  • Corrected error preventing spaces in super search function
  • Corrected faulty logic which allowed private reply value being set as “null”


  • Initial release

Sources and Credits

All credits is included in the theme documentation folder.


Support is available in my support forum.

Date: July 23, 2015