Here is a list of 11 forum options that fully integrate with your wordpress-based membership site. Keep in mind that each has it’s own set of features and benefits and no two are alike.
You’ll want to explore each thoroughly before making a decision. Adding a forum to your site is one of the fastest ways to cultivate a strong sense of community and increase your membership. And it can be done at virtually no cost!
- Talki Embeddable Forums
- BB Press
- Simple Press Forum
- Zingiri Plugin (with MyBB Forum)
- Mingle Forum
- Vanilla Forums
- WPMU Dev Forum Plugin
- WP Forum Server
- Forum Press
- Bublaa Embeddable Forums
Here, on this site, we use Simple Press Forum and have been very pleased with it. The developers are very active with new updates and extremely responsive to customer requests. I would strongly advise you to consider using it too! Simple Press has nearly all of the features that the others have on the list and we know it works well with our community.
Whatever forum solution you choose, be sure to test it out first, and if you have any questions feel free to post them in our community area. Each membership site configuration is unique, depending on what WordPress plugins and other software you’re running. We can help advise you on the best solution for your site. Just ask!