GD Quantum Theme for bbPress


New theme for bbPress powered forums

Responsive and modern theme to fully replace default bbPress theme templates and styles, with multiple colour schemes and Customizer integration for more control.

Current release
Version: 3.9
Date: 2024.02.15
First released
5 years, 1 month ago
System Requirements
PHP: 7.0
WordPress: 5.0
or ClassicPress: 1.0
bbPress: 2.6
Individual network websites

New theme for bbPress

GD Quantum Theme Pro for bbPress replaces default bbPress theme package with the new and improved templates and styling package.

Responsive First

The theme is fully responsive, using Flexgrid to display lists and layouts with small and simple mobile-first grid styling controls.

Improved Controls

The theme has many small details to improve the overall experience, including a new (optional) dropdown menu for the topic/reply controls.

Clean Forms

All forms are designed for simplicity, and the goal was that they look the same on small and big screens and are easy for touch access.

New profile design

User profile pages are completely redesigned with horizontal layout and navigation, again with the mobile displays in mind.

Profile edit page

User profile edit page works much better due to the improved mobile-first responsive styling and better navigation.

Widgets Styling

The plugin/theme adds a lot of additional styling to make default bbPress widgets look similar as the new theme package is.

New Topic/Reply as a popup

A new topic and new reply forms are displayed at the end of the pages. Quantum can display them inside the popup.

Actions Block

The plugin can add easy to use actions blocks for forum and topics that can contain various important actions.

WordPress Themes Friendly

Quantum works out of the box with most of the WordPress themes, and for some themes includes special tweaks and fixes.

Plugin Video Preview

Check out the short video on how to start with the plugin quickly.

Includes 3 Themes

The plugin adds 3 distinct themes that will completely change how the forum looks like.

Default Theme

The original theme included from the very first release of the plugin, enhanced in 2.0, with the box-like layout.

Classic Theme

Added in 2.0 version, uses classic grid and table-based layout with narrower borders and less styling elements.

Light Theme

Added in 2.0 version, uses simpler table-based layout with horizontal border and even less styling elements.

Layouts Controls

From version 3.0, the plugin has multiple layouts available for some page types, and more is yet to come

Index Layouts

Show normal or categorize layout for the forums on the main forum index page with addtional settings and tweaks.

Sticky Topics on Index

Add list of super sticky topics to the forum index page (on top or at the bottom of the page).

WordPress Customizer

The plugin integrates with the Customizer allowing you to make changes to the theme settings.

Customizer support

Since this is more the theme then a plugin, it is more fitting to have all the settings placed inside the WordPress Customizer.

Styles and Settings

This includes a selection of the theme styles (or colour schemes) and various features settings. More will be added in the future.

And the Tweaks

And, there are even more settings in the Customizer Tweaks panel for even more control over the way the theme works.

Style Customization

You can modify 4 basic colour each theme uses and some typography elements – font size and line-height.

Additional Colours

Each theme has many additional colour elements (and a few other things) that can be customized if needed.

Additional CSS

And, since there is no way to account to all changes you might need, you can always add Quantum only CSS.

How the plugin/theme works

This is the plugin, but it adds the theme for the bbPress forums. How that works exactly?

bbPress is a forum plugin. But, to display forums, it requires a lot of templates for various elements. And, due to the specific nature of these templates, it can’t rely on the theme to provide these templates. So, bbPress includes own theme templates and styling package to load templates needed regardless of the theme.

Yes, the theme can override default bbPress templates, but if the theme doesn’t do that, default ones will be used. What is great here, is that bbPress allows other plugins to register additional forum templates/styling packages. And, the package fully replaces the default package, and all default templates and styling is coming from the new package.

GD Quantum Theme Pro registers new package, and this package will replace the bbPress Default package.

bbPress option for the Theme Package

More about the theme

There is much more in the GD Quantum Theme Pro for bbPress that makes it a great replacement for the default theme.

Right to Left (RTL) Support

The plugin has full RTL support, and each style has additional RTL file loaded if the WordPress is set to work in RTL mode.

SCSS Based Styling

Full styling for the forum is quite complex, and the only way to keep it in check is to use SCSS and compile it to CSS when needed.

Font Icons

The plugin uses icons font based on FontAwesome 5 Free icons to improve various visual elements, including navigation.

Improved styling elements

A lot of standard elements (search, pagination), are updated for better responsive layout and styling.

Developer Friendly

The plugin has a lot of ways to be expanded and extended, with plenty of filters and actions for developers to use.

Other plugins integration

All other Dev4Press plugins are updated to work with the Quantum theme, and they even include specific templates and styling for it.

Important Disclaimers

While the plugin and the theme inside should work with all themes, there are few things to know.

Quantum Theme has own templates, and they are similar to the Default bbPress package, but some templates are a lot different, making them incompatible with the original templates. This means that if you use some WordPress theme that overrides bbPress templates, they will cause problems with the Quantum theme because they are different and the styling is incompatible. If you use such a theme, you need to remove all overrides bbPress templates and CSS. If you want to customize Quantum theme templates, you need to override and style them by using them as the starting point.

Theme styling has been tested with various themes, and it should look and work OK with most of the WordPress themes. But, there is no way to account for all theme styling that might be in conflict with the Quantum theme styling. Over time, the plan is to improve Quantum theme styling to make it more resilient to the styling in various themes, but that process will take time, and with each plugin update, there will be more extra styling added for this purpose. Since Quantum uses SCSS as a styling base, updates iterations can be fast and easier to do, making the theme better.

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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), 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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