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XPress bridges XenForo and WordPress together for a smooth integration making managing your software systems easier and creating a fluid user experience.

Many platform directors struggle to keep two distributed software systems consistent. You have to maintain the theme and template separately which can be quite costly, to not only build but to maintain over time as well. You also need to manage two comment systems, two user accounts, two staff and usergroup levels, two subscription systems, and more. XPress lets you choose your preferred tools and bridges them to the other software.

XenForo is regarded as one of the most easily customizable and powerful forum platforms on the market. And WordPress powers roughly 1 in 5 websites on the internet. Pairing them together only made sense. Please try our demo to see this seamless integration in action.

To make managing platforms simple, we created XLink which is included with XPress and must be downloaded and installed separately. It is required to use XPress. XLink provides one location to link and manage your platforms, like WordPress (requires XPress) and MediaWiki (requires XWiki). Add new platforms with just a few clicks, access a list of linked users per platform, and more right from XLink.

Integrating different platforms can be a complicated process. Our experienced team of experts is here to help! We offer the option for professional installation during checkout. Our team will help install XPress on existing platforms, help with basic configuration, and assist in resolving server errors that may occur. If you choose to purchase the add-on without the professional installation service and need help resolving server errors that may occur, you will be charged at our standard hourly rate.

Please Note: Custom add-ons, customizations, and server configuration can prevent XPress from working properly. Should you encounter an issue, please create a ticket here. If the issue is due to custom add-ons, customizations, or server configuration we will offer a full refund if reported here within 30 days. ThemeHouse is at the sole discretion on refunds and you must allow us time to help fix the issue.

Wondering about performance impacts? Take a look at the results from some tests we ran for UI.X, XPress, XWiki, and XLink here.

Simplify software management
Create a fluid user experience
Smoothly integrate XenForo and WordPress
Synchronize information between the two softwares

Features

Administrator Features
  • Utilize XLink for platform management (XLink is included with XPress and must be downloaded and installed separately. It is required to use XPress.)

  • Compatible with any XenForo theme - WordPress viewers will use your XenForo theme

  • Customize the appearance of your articles through style properties easily

  • Choose if you would like to use the featured article image as the thread cover

  • Share premium content and advertisements seamlessly between XenForo and WordPress

  • Use your XenForo Widgets in WordPress and WordPress Widgets in XenForo

  • Add the WordPress breadcrumb to your XenForo site

  • Importer for XenPorta 2, CTA Featured Threads, and XenBlog

Article/Thread Features
  • Post WordPress articles as threads in the forum

  • Promote threads in your community to WordPress posts

  • Unified comments - sync comments and thread posts or keep WordPress comments

  • Threads instead of comments - show the native XenForo thread experience directly under your WordPress posts

  • Improve WordPress commenting experience. Replace your native WordPress comments with a full XenForo thread embed, or use BB Codes and Ajax submit on native WordPress comments. Comments are also fully synced across platforms!

  • Hide user signatures in blog comments

  • Select a default prefix that will be automatically applied to all threads created by XPress that are eligible to have the selected prefix

  • Several functional tags can be added to a WordPress post to support different functionalities like creating feature posts, redirecting WordPress posts to XenForo threads, and more

User Management Features
  • Synchronize, automate, and manage WordPress user roles with the XLink user promotion system

  • Automatically link existing accounts and create new WordPress accounts for all your XenForo users

  • Shared login and single sign-on turn logging into both platforms into a single action

  • Synchronize user information across platforms. Pull XenForo avatars, usernames, biographies and more into WordPress, and redirect WordPress author pages to XenForo member profiles

User Features
  • Single sign on

  • Search through WordPress and XenForo using unified search

ReleasedJul 3rd, 2018
Last UpdatedJun 26th, 2019Changelog
CategoryXenForo 2 Add-ons
RequirementsWordPress 4.9.0 or higher, XenForo 2.0 or 2.1
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