GD bbPress Toolbox


Enhancing WordPress forums powered by bbPress

Expand bbPress powered forums with attachments upload, BBCodes support, signatures, widgets, quotes, toolbar menu, activity tracking, enhanced widgets, extra views...

Current release
Version: 7.4.5
Date: 2024.02.16
First released
11 years, 9 months ago
System Requirements
PHP: 7.3
WordPress: 5.5
or ClassicPress: 1.4
bbPress: 2.6
BuddyPress: 9.0
Individual network websites

Ultimate bbPress Plugin

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro is a feature-packed plugin for expanding bbPress-powered forums with many new forum-specific features.

Plugin Dashboard

A very useful starting point to get some basic information about the forum, review the content, report posts and users, and give and receive thanks.

About Page

Get information about major plugin versions, full versions changelog, information about the plugin, and other Dev4Press plugins for WordPress.

Setup Wizard

Quickly configure the most important plugin options to get started using the plugin. The wizard includes several panels for setting up modules and more.

Features Architecture

The core of the plugin is Features. Most plugin features can be enabled or disabled, or controlled from the Features admin page.

WordPress Dashboard

The plugin adds two widgets to the WordPress main dashboard. One widget lists the latest topics and replies; the other shows online users’ stats.

Extra Widgets

The plugin adds several new widgets for showing topic views, filtered topics and replies, statistics, online users overview, current users, and more.

The Features

The core of GD bbPress Toolbox Pro is Features, aiming for easier setup and control. In the latest version of the plugin, there are 57 Features included via the Features panel. Each feature can be disabled (7 are always enabled and can’t be disabled), and you can use only what you need. Each feature has its own settings panel, and they can have many options to control the feature better.

The Youtube playlist with GD bbPress Toolbox Pro Features related videos (some videos might be recorded with the older versions of the plugin)

Here is the list of all the Features plugins currently have. There are 57 Features on the Features panel in version 7.0.

  • Icons
  • Tweaks
  • Topic Actions
  • Reply Actions
  • User Settings
  • Custom Topic Views
  • Shortcodes
  • Content Editor
  • Booster (BETA)
  • Attachments
  • Privacy
  • Extra MIME Types
  • Notifications
  • Email Sender
  • Email Overrides
  • Visitors Redirect
  • Online Tracking
  • Mark As Read (BETA)
  • Signatures
  • Say Thanks
  • Report
  • Canned Replies
  • Toolbar
  • Private Topics
  • Private Replies
  • Lock Forums
  • Lock Topics
  • Auto Close Topics
  • Close Topics Control
  • 40+ BBCodes & Toolbar
  • Markdown (BETA)
  • Topics Settings
  • Replies Settings
  • Footer Actions
  • SEO
  • SEO Tweaks
  • Rich Snippets
  • Clickable Control
  • Forum Index
  • User Stats
  • Quotes
  • Protect Revisions
  • User Profiles
  • Users Tracking
  • Disable RSS Feeds
  • Forum Public
  • Admin Access
  • Admin Columns
  • Admin Widgets
  • Post Anonymously
  • Journal Topic
  • URL Rewriter
  • Content Objects
  • Schedule Topic
  • BuddyPress Tweaks
  • BuddyPress Signature
  • BuddyPress Notifications


The plugin features a powerful module for handling attachments for topics and replies. All attachments are uploaded to the WordPress Media Library.

Enhanced Upload

Upload attachments with enhanced upload fields using previews, validation of files, and an easy way to set file caption or insert the file into the content.

Configurable files display

Control how the files are displayed, including thumbnail view for images, with configurable thumbnail size, and use of icons for different file types.

Attachments Settings

Include a wide range of options: limit allowed file types (and add new file types), file size, and the number of files, with options for individual forums.

Allowed MIME Types

The plugin allows you to select the MIME type (file type) allowed for upload. And, if you need custom file types, the plugin allows you to add your types.

Individual Forum Settings

To get finer control for individual forums, the plugin has a metabox for each forum, where you can override some of the attachment settings.

Change upload directory

The plugin adds two panels on the admin side: a list of uploaded attachments (with various filters and controls) and a list of upload errors.

Bulk Downloads

If you have more than one file attached to the topic or reply, bulk download is a method to download all files at once.

Admin attachments List

The plugin offers an admin side panel with a list of all attached files with additional information and controls.

Admin side management

For each topic and reply on the admin side, you have an easy-to-use metabox. You can attach more files from there too.

Activity Tracking

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro can track the online status of each user and activity in topics and help users find new content on the return visit.

Track user activity

The plugin can track each user’s last activity time and set cookies to help track the current visiting session.

Online users tracking

The plugin can track how many users and visitors are online. This can be used in various places.

Topics visit tracking

On the return visit, it can calculate new topics, new replies in read topics, and unread topics for each user.

BBCodes and Toolbar

The plugin implements 40+ BBCodes (as shortcodes) with a simple BBCodes Toolbar for the topic/reply editor.

40+ BBCodes

The plugin includes 40+ BBCodes ranging from simple tags for bold, italic, alignment, colors, to more complex BBCodes for images, videos, and more.

Code Highlight

If you post source code to your forum topics and replies, using syntax highlight to display your code properly is very useful.

Hide & Spoiler

Hide textual content inside the topic or reply, and show it when predefine terms are fulfilled. Or hide content that will be displayed on mouse hover.

Media BBCodes

BBCodes to display images and videos (Youtube and Vimeo). It also supports the FitVid script to auto-resize videos for responsive layouts.

BBCodes Toolbar

Simple toolbar for adding BBCodes into the content or wrapping selected content into the BBCode. Support different-sized icons and more.

Preview BBCodes

Panel on the admin side, you can see all available BBCodes with the list of possible methods to format and use each BBCode.

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Knowledge Base and Support

Knowledge Base

To get help for this plugin, start with FAQ and the Knowledge Base.

Knowledge Base

Support Forums

If you need help with the plugin or to report problems, use support forums.

Support Forum

Request Demo

Do you have doubts about whether this plugin is right for you? Test it first.

Request Demo

Plugin Translations

Plugin's basic language is English. The plugin is translation ready, with empty POT file with all the string included in the plugin directory.

The plugin also includes full or partial translations for:
Dansk (Danish), Deutsch (German), Deutsch Schweiz (German, Switzerland), Español (Spanish, Spain), Español de Argentina (Spanish, Argentina), Español de México (Spanish, Mexico), Français (French), Français de Belgique (French, Belgium), Français du Canada (French, Canada), Hrvatski (Croatian), Italiano (Italian), 日本語 (Japanese), Nederlands (Dutch), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese, Portugal), Português do Brasil (Portuguese, Brazil), Русский (Russian), Српски (Serbian), Svenska (Swedish).

It is possible that plugin has some minor spelling issues, mistypes words and other issues. Please, report any problems you find, and they will be fixed, and POT file updated when needed.

You can join the translations project for this plugin, and help with translating it to your native language. You can read more about it here: Plugin Translations.

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Plugin Accessibility

Plugin Accessibility Status

Front End: Yes
Admin Side: Yes

Report Accessibility Issues

Web accessibility is increasingly important factor in web development, and with the accessibility support you are making sure that people with disablities are able to use your website. Developing for accessibility is one of the priorities on Dev4Press, and we are using WCAG guidelines and approved tools to test our plugins and improve accessibility for on both admin side and the front end (for plugins with front end controlls and features).

Keep in mind that there still might be some accessibility issue with the plugin, and if you find any, please report them via support forum, and such report will be given highest priority, and issue will be fixed as soon as possible.

More Features

Settings Import and Export

All Dev4Press premium plugins have a set of easy-to-use tools to export all plugin settings into files with JSON serialization. And you can export settings from that file. This way, you can keep your settings safe or transfer settings from one website to another.

Browser Compatibility

All our plugins are compatible with all popular internet browsers. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, all tested across different operating systems and desktop and mobile devices.

Regular Updates

All Dev4Press premium plugins are constantly developed and will receive regular updates to fix reported bugs, fix any security issues, and enhance and improve every aspect of plugins. And using our Updater plugin, you can update directly from WordPress.

Complete Localization

All Dev4Press free and lite plugins have a WordPress standard PO/MO translation system implemented, making it easy to translate into any language. Depending on the plugin, translations can be split into two or more files for easier translation handling.

Excellent Support

One of our primary goals is to provide the best support possible. This includes an active support forum, priority support (for Agency license), and an ever-expanding knowledge base and FAQ to ensure you get all the information you need for our plugins.

Secure and Clean Code

All Dev4Press premium plugins are coded using best coding practices, with code tested for all potential security problems. We are constantly working on maintaining full WordPress compatibility and the highest level of security for all our products.

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