The Features

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro is organized around ‘Features’. Each Feature has own settings panel, and most of the Features can be disabled.

Always On Features

These Features can’t be disabled, and they are always loaded, and other features usually depend on them.

  • Icons
    Add icons into the list of topics or forums to quickly identify some of the enabled features with icons before the title
  • Tweaks
    Various tweaks that can’t be classified as a part of other, bigger features.
  • Topics Actions
    Show or hide various administrator actions for topics, or change where they are displayed.
  • Replies Actions
    Show or hide various administrator actions for replies, or change where they are displayed.
  • User Settings
    Additional settings for individual users configurable for individual users via the user profile.
  • Custom Topics Views
    Register and configure many additional topic views.
  • Shortcodes
    Several required shortcodes for quotes, attachments, and few other things.

Optional Features

All the Features on this list can be disabled.

  • Attachments
  • Post Anonymously
  • Journal Topic
    allow users to create a topic where only the topic author can reply and write a sort of a public journal thread, and other users can read, without the right to reply
  • URL Rewriter
    change URL’s for topics and replies to include a full forum-based path, with additional tweaks.
  • Privacy
    is a very simple module that deals with the user IP address. The module can prevent bbPress from logging it, and it can stop bbPress from displaying the IP address on the front end. There is a tool available that can remove all logged IP’s too.
  • Extra MIME Types
    Add additional MIME types (file types and extensions) for use with the Attachments.
  • Notifications
  • Email Overrides
  • Content Objects
  • Signatures
    are added after the topic or reply and they can contain HTML or BBCodes markup (depending on the settings). The plugin allows you to control which user roles can have signatures, maximal length for the signature, and much more. Editor for signatures can be integrated into the backend and frontend.
  • Say Thanks
    is a very convenient and widely spread method used in almost every forum system for forum users to thank topic authors for their new topic. This is a highly configurable feature that can work for topics and replies, it has its own template, options to control displayed users, and much more.
  • Report Posts
    is a very useful feature allowing your forum users to help with moderating forums by reporting inappropriate content (spam, harassment, rude language). The plugin has a reports management panel on the admin side, and the plugin can send email notifications when the report is saved.
  • Canned Replies
    are a very useful tool for administrators (keymasters) and moderators allowing to pre-define common replies and use them when replying to topics or replies in the forums. If you run a support forum this is a very handy way to quickly respond to repeating questions or point to existing resources.
  • Toolbar Menu
    is very useful to quickly navigate the bbPress forums and GD bbPress Toolbox Pro panels and settings. The toolbar menu can be made available to selected user roles, and you can also change the label and a few other things.
  • Private Topics
    will allow users to post private content that only themselves, keymasters, and moderators can access. This module will use the private flag to filter out topics from some of the queries and protect private content from displaying in feeds and more.
  • Private Replies
    the same as private topics but related to replies.
  • Lock Forums
    module control the topic and reply forms, and it can disable them (or lock them). You can still allow some user roles to be able to use them, but all the others will see the optional and configurable locking message.
  • Lock Topics
    Additional option to manually lock topics.
  • Auto-Close Topics
  • Close Topic Control
    is a module that can automatically close topics based on topic activity, with optional notifications sent to authors and subscribers. And, it can add a new checkbox into the reply form so that the topic can be closed when the reply is submitted. And, there is a tool to close old topics too.
  • Topics
  • Replies
  • Footer Actions
  • Rich Editor
  • SEO
    are aiming to improve SEO for the bbPress forums. Some tools will help you solve issues that even some specialized SEO plugins have when it comes to bbPress forums. This includes extra control for titles and descriptions (with private content support), breadcrumbs enhancements, and few more things.
  • SEO Tweaks
    Additional SEO-related tweaks for modifying NoFollow links and Meta Robots for private topics and replies.
  • Rich Snippets
  • Clickable Control
  • Forum Index
  • Users Stats
    are displayed along with the user avatar with every topic and reply. These can include various information about the user, and various important statistics about the user, including topics/replies count, online status, registration date, and few more things.
  • Quotes
    can be used to improve the discussion in the topic/reply thread, it is useful to quote parts of the previous responses as a reference. GD bbPress Toolbox allows you to add a Quote button to each topic and reply for that purpose. Quotes can show the link to quoted content and content author.
  • Visitors Redirect
    handles access to some areas of the forums for users or visitors that are not allowed access. Using the redirections you can redirect those users to pages containing additional information or page to login. This will replace nasty 404 pages that bbPress displays by default.
  • User Profiles
  • Forum Public
  • Admin Columns
  • Admin Widgets
  • Email Sender
  • Schedule Topics
  • Protect Revisions
  • Disable RSS Feeds
    can disable bbPress controlled RSS feeds showing topics or replies in the feed. In many instances, you would need to disable these feeds, and using GD bbPress Toolbox Pro you can do just that and set up redirection to website home, forums home, parent page, or issue 404 error page.
  • Admin Access

Additional Features

These features are still available via old Settings panel.

  • BuddyPress Integration:
    allows the plugin to use some of the BuddyPress features or to integrated into some of the features. GD bbPress Toolbox can add signature editor into BuddyPress extended profile, thanks and report can integrate into BuddyPress notifications, and the plugin can tweak few BuddyPress-related things.
  • BBCodes
    around 40 BBCodes (using shortcodes) for various purposes from formating to adding extra content.
  • BBCodes Toolbar
    simple extension for plain text editor adding toolbar with common BBCodes for formatting.
  • Users Tracking
    track users read status for topics and forums
  • Online Tracking
    track online status for users


Feature Tweaks contains following tweaks:

  • Fix 404 Errors
  • Allow Participants to use Media Library
  • Expand KSES list of allowed HTML tags and attributes
  • Add search form to forums and topics
  • Change maximum HTML title field length
  • Private Topic Prefix
  • Disable bbPress Breadcrumbs
  • Alternative Freshness Display Format
  • Hide user roles display