bbPress is a lean and mean solution for the job. It makes the process of creating and managing forums a whole lot easier. bbPress is very flexible and powerful considering it is a free plugin. But you can also get more out of it with some extra plugins. Here, in this post I’m going to share with you a list of 15 best bbPress free WordPress widgets.
These widget plugins will help you to be able to provide a smooth experience. While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that I missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us. You will definitely like these articles: Free Network Monitoring Tools, Free WooCommerce WordPress Plugins, PHP Frameworks for Web Developers and WordPress Google Analytics Widgets.
1. bbPress Like Button
bbPress Like button adds automatically a Like Button (Youtube alike) in all your forum posts and replies. It allows users to give some greetings to others contributions.
2. bbPress – Sort Topic Replies
Adds a simple option on the Forum’s side bar to choose if you want the replies to any topic in the selected Forum to be sorted in Ascending or Descending order.
3. FunCaptcha – Game CAPTCHA
FunCaptcha presents a mini-game CAPTCHA that blocks the bots while giving your users a few moments of fun. It’s a real security solution hardened by experts and automatically updated to provide the best protection.
4. WP User Avatar
WP User Avatar enables you to use any photo uploaded into your Media Library as an avatar. This means you use the same uploader and library as your posts.
5. Super Socializer
Super Socializer is a complete package to provide your website all the social features (Social Login, Sharing, Commenting, Feed and more) in a single plugin.
6. rtMedia for WordPress
rtMedia is the only complete media solution for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress. Built with a mobile-first approach, it works on mobile/tablet devices (like iPhone/iPad, Android).
7. Social Login, Social Sharing, Social Commenting
Install this plugin to enable Social Login, Social Sharing, and Social Commenting on your WordPress site. It also captures users’ social profile data, store them in WP database and automatically creates profile.
8. Spam Destroyer
Stops automated spam while remaining as unobtrusive as possible to regular commenter. The Spam Destroyer plugin is intended to be effortless to use, simply install and enjoy a spam free website.
9. NextGEN Facebook Open Graph+
Improves Ranking and Click-Through-Rate (CTR) on Social Websites and Google Search — Also Includes Social Sharing Buttons!
10. CM Answers
CM Answers is a plugin for WordPress that enables users to post questions and answers (Q&A) in a Stackoverflow style. Plugin also includes social media registration using Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, Twitter & Microsoft Live authentication.
11. User Switching
This plugin allows you to quickly swap between user accounts in WordPress at the click of a button. You’ll be instantly logged out and logged in as your desired user.
12. MailChimp for WordPress
MailChimp for WordPress lets you create a highly customizable sign-up form which you can display wherever you want it to display using a simple shortcode, widget or template function.
13. Author Avatars List
This plugin makes it easy to display lists of user avatars on your (multiuser) blog. It also allows to insert single avatars for blog users or any email address into a post or page.
14. Anti-spam by CleanTalk
The plugin is a client application for cloud anti-spam CleanTalk.org, which are daily protects 5k web-sites from spam bots.
15. Gator Cache
Gator Cache is an easy to manage page cache for WordPress. Once installed, it automatically updates new and updated content in your cache. This keeps your website fresh while adding the superior performance advantage of a cache.