If you want to have a flourishing community on your website, WordPress has an arsenal of plugins that will allow you just to have so in style. Some of these are bbPress and BuddyPress. Both these plugins enable WordPress-powered websites to have functional forums as well as effectively support a community.

With these plugins giving us the control to have forums and a community, the only problem is to have a beautiful WordPress theme to apply them.

Let us help you with that by showcasing to you these 29 forum-ready WordPress Themes. Each of these themes is forum-ready and includes amazing features that will boost up your website’s aesthetics and functionality. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and choose your pick.

1. Salutation

Salutation is a great responsive theme with BuddyPress plugin to make your website ready for community forum. It is also mobile optimized and comes with Slider Revolution, drag & drop manager, sidebar generator, limitless color schemes, PO & MO files for translation, and more.
forum ready wordpress

2. Vellum

Vellum is also a fully responsive theme that is filled with great features. It includes UberMenu-powered mega-menu, Slider Revolution, Visual Composer, parallax effects, limitless homepage variations, PSD files, self-hosted video and audio player, and well-designed forum.
responsive wordpress theme

3. Mingle

Mingle is a BuddyPress-ready WordPress theme. Its feature such as drag and drop manager, contact form builder, sidebar generator, etc. will give you total control on every elements.
buddypress theme website

4. Sparkle

Sparkle is based on Underscores (_s) and Bootstrap Framework with built-in flexibility. The theme is suitable for gamers, news, magazine, ad, review and blogging websites. It also comes with WPML, WooCommerce, bbPress, good SEO practices,Ajax post widgets, etc.
magazine theme forum

5. Manual

Manual is another powerful theme with responsive layout, Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, visitor stats, article feedback, WPML, bbPress, Ajax live search, child theme, and a clean and nice design.
online documentation theme

6. UnitedCommunity

UnitedCommunity is a BuddyPress powered theme, meaning it has a great forum. It’s compatible with Event Manager, WooCommerce, and is integrated with rtMedia, Contact Form 7, and jQuery Masonry. It also has live chat, custom widgets, translation options, and over 40 inner pages.
buddypress theme community

7. Lore

Lore is a mobile-friendly theme with great forum that is powered by bbPress. It comes with retina-ready graphics, WPML, RTL support, XML and POT file, child theme, cleaning coding, and beautiful web design.
elegant base wordpress

8. Rework

Rework is a nmulti-purpose WordPress theme with a fully responsive layout and retina ready graphics, WooCommerce integration, bbPress forum plugin, WPML & RTL languages, Revolution Slider, parallax effects, shortcodes with shortcode builder, light & dark themes, and a whole lot more.
modern theme wordpress

9. Sentric

Sentric’s forum is powered using the powerful bbPress plugin, added with additional functions that ease managing support requests from your customers. It utilizes a parallax scrolling that adds some beautiful aesthetic layout and better browsing experience.
support forum knowledge base

10. Vilan

Vilan is a professional business, eCommerce and forum theme for WordPress built with Bootstrap and powered by the famous content editor Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. The theme design is flat and simple with vibrant color and custom modules specially created for easy content creation.
corporate forum shop

11. Klein

Klein is an innovative WordPress theme built to support BuddyPress, bbPress, and WooCommerce. This theme is perfect for websites that interact with many users. Members of your site will be able to create profiles, send unlimited messages, add connections, or share important events that are happening in their life – all these possible through Klein theme.
community theme website

12. Tree

Tree is minimally designed mainly for blogs. This theme offers a clean interface in an effort to give the most effective UX to its visitors. It is also loaded with features and options so that you can customize it how you want.
green blog themes

13. Socialize

If you want to create a community or social network, Socialize is a good choice for you. It is powered by BuddyPress, which basically is a plugin that lets you create any kind of social network using WordPress, with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, private messaging and much more. Socialize has been specifically designed to make the most out of BuddyPress and has also totally redesigned bbPress so it now looks like a traditional forum.
multipurpose bddypress themes

14. Youplay

Youplay is creative theme for gaming, communities, clans, news and store. It has a clean and responsive design and comes with Visual Composer and other useful features. It also is compatible with WooCommerce , BuddyPress social network, bbPress forum, and WordPress blog.
gaming wordpress themes

15. RunCrew

RunCrew has modern and functional design that is great for running club website. RunCrew has lots of customizable features that will boost your website such as showcasing running events or City Marathon information. The theme also has an intuitive visual interface and different informative layouts that looks wonderful on any platform, since it’s fully responsive and Retina ready.
sports running club

16. Xphoria

Xphoria is integrated with BuddyPress & bbPress which lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more. It has 1-click demo installation, WPMU compatibility, Ajax Search Pro, POT file, and more.
buddypress wordpress forums

17. WildCommunity

WildCommunity has a clean and professional layout design that your visitors will surely appreciate. This theme is also powered with BuddyPress plugin and other features including 40+ inner pages, unique comment design, 4 frontpage designs, responsive layout, Contact Form 7, SEO optimization, and PSD files.
buddypress plugin forum

18. Edugate

EduGate is a modern, creative, and responsive WordPress theme perfect for educational institutions like universities and colleges, online courses / online learning and events. It includes course category, course management system, staff management, WooCommerce, Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, PSD files, buddyPress, and easy-to-use admin panel.
education wordpress themes

19. HelpGuru

HelpGuru helps you make a premium knowledge base or solution that allows your customers and clients for self-service. It has the features you need including live search, article feedback, content ordering, article attachments, widgets, and powerful admin panel. These strong features are made friendlier by a clean, functional and responsive design.
knowledge base wordpress

20. Knowledge Press

Knowledge Press will enable your website to provide a 24/7 self-service support with great features including live article search, drag& drop manager, article voting, search & views analytics, social media integration, responsive layout, and a lot of customization options.
helpdesk knowledge base

21. Cinematix

Cinematix theme is integrated with BuddyPress & bbPress which lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more. A social network in a box, build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
buddypress website

22. OneCommunity

OneCommunity theme is also integrated with a BuddyPress plugin and comes with great features such as 4 front pages, 9 color variations, Ajax Search Pro, Revolution Slider, Theme Customization API, Contact Form 7, etc.
community website themes

23. Flatbase

Flatbase is a great theme that will make your website provide support and interact with your customers. Its clean and detail-oriented design is the perfect frame to provide support articles, informing and teaching users how to master your product.
wiki theme website

24. Thrive

Thrive has been designed as the ultimate foundation for your collaborative online community, bringing together social networking, messaging, forums, events, project and task management, file sharing, e-commerce and even e-learning.
community interaction site

25. GeekMag

GeekMag is fully compatible with a wide range of free popular WordPress plugins. For example, you can create your own forum with bbPress or your own social network with BuddyPress. GeekMag is a fully flexible WordPress theme.
magazine news blog

26. Godlike

Godlike is a gaming theme that has a stunning ambiance. Aside from the usual gaming themes, this theme can support a community with clean forum design and open a store with WooCommerce. Multiple shortcodes are available to be used. It also includes Revolution Slider and Visual Composer plugins.
game theme websites

27. Helper

Helper comes with a sleek and easy to understand user interface, It also comes with a powerful page builder (Visual Composer) and custom post types to handle all knowledge base posts and partner section. You can also manage the theme easily with our theme options panel, powered by Redux Framework.
knowledge base support

28. Crafty Hands

Crafty Hands is a rustic WordPress theme mainly made for courses, trainings and workshops. It comes with multiple page templates, custom plugins helping to decorate and enhance the theme and several custom post types: for PayPal powered Shop, Teachers list, Courses list and Events.
workshops wordpress theme

29. Kami

Kami is a Magazine/Blog WordPress theme with a clean design and modern look. It is well suited for magazine, news, editorial, blog, photography, or review site. The theme is very flexible and super easy to use. It is packed with tons of features and custom widgets.
magazine blog site

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Marvi Ocampo

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