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Displays a top level of all forums.

If you have multiple forums set up, this shortcode will provide you with an overview of all the forums, with a variety of options to tailor the output. For example, visit to see how it is used on the WP Symposium Pro website.


Provided in the Core Plugin.


You can use the global shortcode settings via WPS Pro->Shortcodes in the admin dashboard, or add them to the shortcode as options.


Display all forums, removing the topic count column:

[wps-forums show_count="0"]

A simple way to mimic the WP Symposium Pro website forums page is to use this shortcode with the following options. You would create a new WordPress page, use add the following shortcode, and add the page to your WordPress menu:

[wps-forums show_header="0" show_posts="3" show_summary="0"]


The following (which shows default values and an example of using the shortcode option) can be set via the admin dashboard (WPS Pro->Shortcodes) or added as options to the shortcode in your WordPress page, post or widget.

Show as dropdown (show_as_dropdown=”0″)
Quick jump text for dropdown (show_as_dropdown_text=”Quick jump to forum…”)
Forum title header text (forum_title=”Forum”)
Topic count header text (forum_count=”Count”)
Last Poster header text (forum_last_activity=”Last Poster”)
Freshness header text (forum_freshness=”Freshness”)
Include closed topics (show_closed=”1″)
Show header (show_header=”0″)
Show topic count header text (show_count=”1″)
Show last poster header text (show_last_activity=”1″)
Show freshness header text (show_freshness=”1″)
Top level as links (level_0_links=”1″)
Privacy filter (include=”all”)
Base date (base_date=”post_date_gmt”)
Most recent activity shown below each forum
Number of topics to show (or ‘none’) (show_posts=”3″)
Show topics header (show_posts_header=”1″)
Show count totals above topics (show_summary=”0″)
Include replies in above Warning: slows down page load! (count_include_replies=”0″)
Header title (header_title=”Topic”)
Replies title (header_count=”Replies”)
Last activity title (header_last_activity=”Last activity”)
Limit on title length (title_length=”50″)
Do not indent (no_indent=”1″)
Forum image width (add via Forum Edit) (featured_image_width=”0″)