GD Forum Manager: plugin for WordPress and bbPress


Editing topics and forums in the bbPress powered forums can be a slow process because you can do it only from the edit pages, and for forums only from the administration side. If you need to perform quick changes, close topics, rename them, that can take a while if you need to go through several screens to reach the edit page.

Quick Introduction Video

Now, with GD Forum Manager for bbPress, you can do it quick and accessible from any topics or forums list on the frontend in two ways: single forum or topic editing and bulk editing of one or more selected forums or topics. Every forum or topic list (single forum, forums or topics index, topic views, user profile) now has controls to edit a single item or select items for bulk editing. And editing is done using popup modal dialog. You can even do something that bbPress doesn’t allow you to do: change the author of the topic.

Feature Overview

  • Using AJAX to retrieve actions and values
  • Using AJAX to perform the edit operations
  • Modal popup to display edit and bulk edit actions
  • Admin side dashboard showing available actions
  • Full RTL support for controls and popup

Plugin Settings

  • Enable moderators to use the plugin
  • Enable use of a plugin for forums
  • Enable use of a plugin for topics
  • Various display related settings
  • Option to enable saving of edit log

Forums Editing

  • Quick Edit: title, status, and visibility
  • Bulk Edit: status and visibility

Topic Editing

  • Quick Edit: title, author, topic tags, sticky, status, and forum
  • Bulk Edit: author, clear tags, sticky, status and forum
  • Quick Edit also available from the single topic pages

Developers Friendly

  • The ability to register new actions for edit and bulk edit
  • The ability to override existing actions for additional control

Log changes into Database

GD Forum Manager supports logging of editing events into a database with the use of ‘coreActivity’ plugin, and it is highly recommended to install and use coreActivity.

Log all edit and bulk edit events into a database with the free plugin: coreActivity Plugin, supporting over 120 events and more than 10 popular WordPress plugins. GD Forum Manager related events will be logged and available for later analysis.

bbPress Plugin Versions

GD Forum Manager supports bbPress 2.6.2 or newer. Older bbPress versions are not supported!

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Documentation and Support

To get help with the plugin, you can use support forums, or you can use support forums.

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  • Single Topic Edit Popup
  • Topics Bulk Edit Popup
  • Forums Bulk Edit Popup
  • Topics and Forums Select for Edit
  • Plugin Dashboard and Settings


General Requirements

  • PHP: 7.4 or newer

WordPress Requirements

  • WordPress: 5.8 or newer

bbPress Requirements

  • bbPress Plugin: 2.6.2 or newer

Basic Installation

  • Plugin folder in the WordPress plugins folder should be gd-forum-manager-for-bbpress
  • Upload folder gd-forum-manager-for-bbpress to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Where can I configure the plugin?

The plugin adds a menu item in the WordPress Settings menu. There you have only a few toggle based options to configure.

Can I translate the plugin to my language?

Yes. The POT file is provided as a base for translation. Translation files should go into languages directory.


जुन 26, 2020
I use many plugins from this developer – both free and premium ones – and he is a great developer who supports his products and keeps them updated both with new features and fixing any bugs or security issues very quickly. The plugin does exactly what it advertises and does it well so what more can you ask for. Lots of BBPress plugins / addons are not well maintained but this dev supports and updates his work. Dale.
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Version 2.8 / 2024.06.14

  • Edit: library Micromodal loaded from the shared Library
  • Edit: several small improvements to the plugin JS code
  • Edit: minor updates to the plugin readme file
  • Edit: few more changes related to WordPress and PHP code standards
  • Edit: protect all PHP files from direct file access
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 4.9.1

Version 2.7 / 2024.04.28

  • New: directive Requires Plugin added into main plugin file
  • Edit: plugin admin dashboard styling improvements
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 4.8

Version 2.6 / 2023.12.21

  • New: updated plugin system requirements
  • Edit: updated use of some PHP function with WordPress replacements
  • Edit: plugin admin dashboard styling improvements
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 4.5

Version 2.5 / 2023.11.15

  • New: tested with WordPress 6.4
  • New: log each change during the edit or bulk processing
  • Edit: if author name is empty, it will not be changed
  • Edit: plugin admin dashboard styling improvements
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 4.3
  • Fix: author username issue if the post is anonymous

Version 2.4 / 2023.07.15

  • New: tested with WordPress 6.2 and 6.3
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 4.2

Version 2.3.1 / 2023.02.14

  • Edit: few updates to the core classes
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.9.3

Version 2.3 / 2023.02.03

  • New: tested with WordPress 6.1
  • New: tested with PHP 8.1/8.2
  • New: updated plugin system requirements
  • Edit: expanded settings with extra information
  • Edit: improved admin side interface with new look
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.9.2

Version 2.2 / 2022.05.17

  • New: tested with WordPress 6.0
  • New: changed order and actions for the plugin loading
  • New: method to check for the forum integration
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.8
  • Fix: bulk box HTML visible for all logged-in users

Version 2.1.1 / 2022.03.13

  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.7.3
  • Fix: wrong case for some file names

Version 2.1 / 2022.03.06

  • New: allow editing of topics to forum moderators
  • New: improved admin side interface through updated shared library
  • Edit: many improvements to sanitation and escaping on echo
  • Edit: more string translations using escape functions
  • Edit: updated plugin requirements
  • Edit: including only minified version of MicroModal library
  • Edit: improved AJAX request error handling
  • Edit: MicroModal library 0.4.10
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.7.3
  • Fix: some issues with the minified JavaScript file

Version 2.0 / 2021.02.16

  • New: actions: change single topic tags
  • New: actions: bulk remove topic tags
  • New: actions: change single topic author username
  • New: actions: bulk change topic author username
  • New: global var defined when the editor is active or not
  • New: function to determine if the editor is active or not
  • New: option to control display of the important action notices
  • New: option to control saving of the edit log or topics
  • New: fire actions before and after ajax processing calls
  • New: filters to modify Edit and Quick Edit button HTML content
  • Edit: many improvements to the plugin initialization
  • Edit: various improvements to the plugin core code
  • Edit: several styling improvements and changes to popup dialog
  • Edit: more compact styling layout for the dialog elements
  • Edit: MicroModal library 0.4.6
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.4
  • Fix: minor issues with the admin side plugin settings handling
  • Fix: various typos and other wording and naming issues

Version 1.4 / 2020.12.29

  • Edit: updated plugin requirements
  • Edit: various minor updates
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.3.1

Version 1.3 / 2020.11.12

  • Edit: refactored and updated to WordPress coding style
  • Edit: requires bbPress 2.6.2 or newer
  • Edit: removed support for bbPress 2.5
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.3
  • Fix: few minor issues caused by the shared library changes

Version 1.2 / 2020.08.14

  • Edit: improved plugin dashboard displaying list of actions
  • Edit: Dev4Press Library 3.2

Version 1.1 / 2020.06.24

  • New: responsive styling for the bulk toolbar
  • New: option to always show controls on small screens
  • Edit: improvements to the forums selection rendering
  • Edit: improved popup height calculation and scrolling
  • Edit: various styling improvements
  • Fix: settings object base prefix

Version 1.0 / 2020.06.22

  • First plugin version