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Forumaster WordPress Theme

First Steps

The first thing you need to do when you want to install a new WordPress theme is to login to your site admin page. Once there, go to Appearance -> Themes. Here, you will see all the themes you have currently installed in your application. To add another one, simply click on the Install Themes tab. Upload the zip file from your local hard drive.

If you want to use the theme with all available features (Custom post types,shortcodes,widgets,page builder...etc), you should upload and activate all the required plugins. After the installation of the theme, you will see a message about this. Click "Begin Installing Plugins", install the plugins and activate them.

You should upload & activate all required plugins before importing the demo content.

Go to Appearance->Import Demo Data and click on the Import button only once and wait, it can take a couple of minutes.

First of all, you should create a static page for your frontpage display.

After that, go to Settings->Reading and select in the drop-down box this page for the front page display.

To create a blog page, create another blank page (select default page template).

After that go to Settings->Reading and select in the drop-down box the name of the Page that will now contain your Posts. If you do not select a Page here, your Posts will only be accessible via other navigation features such as category, calendar, or archive links.

You can select "Homepage" template to create a page without page title (header) and footer ads field. It is useful if you need to create a page from scratch with the page builder.

With WordPress Customizer, you can drastically change the appearance and functionality of your website from one, manageable interface. That includes making changes to page elements including your site title, theme settings, background image, colors, menus etc.

You can find all theme settings in Appearance->Customizer->Theme Settings.

Please take the time to check all available options before asking for support.

1) General

This section contains some general features.

2) bbPress

This section contains all theme specific bbPress settings.

3) User Profiles

This section contains all theme specific bbPress user profile settings.

4) Typography

You can change default font sizes, font families, line-heights etc. from this section.

5) Blog

This section contains all blog settings.

6) WooCommerce

Forumaster is fully compatible with Woocommerce.

If you haven't used Woocommerce before, please visit Woocommerce DOCS.

7) Footer

Footer settings are in this section.

In WordPress 5.0, the classic content editor was replaced with a brand new block editor, known as Gutenberg. If you are an unexperienced Gutenberg user, we suggest you to read the following article;

How to Use the New WordPress Block Editor


You can add a subtitle to your posts or pages. It is recommended for SEO.

Header Background Image

You can add a custom header image to your posts or pages. You can change default header images from theme settings.


An excerpt in WordPress is a term used for article summary with a link to the whole entry. An excerpt can be auto generated by a WordPress theme.

Another way to create excerpts for a WordPress post is by entering the summary of an article in Excerpt field on Post Edit screen. This field is not displayed in the post edit screen by default. To enable it a user needs to click on Screen Options button on the top right corner of post edit screen and then enable it.

Featured Image

The Featured Image (also known as post thumbnail) is a WordPress theme feature which allows you to add a representative image to the posts.

Gutenberg Gallery Block

You can create image galleries using Gutenberg gallery block;

To enable lighbox, you should link the gallery items to the media files (Lightbox with PhotoSwipe plugin is required);

Forumaster is fully compatible with Elementor plugin. Elementor is the best WordPress Page Builder, with over 1000000 active installs. You can create a beautiful website using a simple, intuitive drag and drop Interface.

If you haven't used Elementor before, please visit Elementor DOCS.

Elementor settings;

Forumaster Elementor widgets;

All Forumaster (FM) widgets are in "FORUMASTER" tab.

Mailchimp Sign-up Form

To use this widget, you should upload/activate Mailchimp for WordPress plugin.

Click here to download the plugin

Knowledge Base

Forumaster is compatible with the following plugins;

  • Elementor

    It’s about time for a live page builder, with no limits of design. A page builder that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities, never before seen on WordPress.

    Elementor Docs

  • bbPress

    bbPress is the most popular WordPress forum plugin and Forumaster is designed specifically for this plugin.

    Download bbPress

    If you are an unexperienced bbPress user, we recommend you to read bbPress documentation.

    Go to bbPress Documentation

  • WooCommerce

    WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.

    Download Woocommerce

    Please read the Documentation

  • Lightbox with PhotoSwipe

    This plugin is a simple integration of PhotoSwipe to WordPress.


  • Contact Form 7

    Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.


  • Mailchimp for WordPress

    MailChimp for WordPress, the absolute best. Subscribe your WordPress site visitors to your MailChimp lists, with ease.

    Download Mailchimp for WordPress

    Knowledge Base

  • Autoptimize

    Autoptimize speeds up your website and helps you save bandwidth by aggregating and minimizing JS, CSS and HTML.