XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo

XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo 1.0.0 Patch Level 5

No permission to buy ($69.95)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
Additional requirements
Updates duration
12 months; $39.95 yearly renewal
Visible branding
Yes, but removable without payment

XPress bridges XenForo and WordPress together for a smooth integration making managing your software systems easier and creating a fluid user experience.

Many platform directors struggle to keep two distributed software systems consistent. You have to maintain the theme and template separately which can be quite costly, to not only build but to maintain over time as well. You also need to manage two comment systems, two user accounts, two staff and usergroup levels, two subscription systems, and more. XPress lets you choose your preferred tools and bridges them to the other software.

XenForo is regarded as one of the most easily customizable and powerful forum platforms on the market. And WordPress powers roughly 1 in 5 websites on the internet. Pairing them together only made sense. Please try our demo to see this seamless this integration in action.

Same one design, two softwares
With a one time setup, XPress is a cost-effective, time saving tool to help make sure you're always in sync.

Sign on with either account
With single sign-on capabilities, users can sign in through either platform account. This means either XenForo or WordPress membership plugins can be used, no limitations.

Share memberships and ads, both ways
Premium content and advertisements can now be shared seamlessly between XenForo and WordPress. Set it up once and you're done.

Compatible with UI.X and UI.X Pro
Or any theme of your choosing! XPress is highly extendable and can be implemented in just a few easy steps.

Administrator Features
  • Post WordPress articles as threads in the forum and comments/thread replies are fully synchronized including the article excerpt on XF thread view and a link to the thread on WP comments
  • Compatible with any theme
  • Auto-post from WordPress to XenForo
  • Feature posts on your blog using WordPress tags
  • Unified comments - sync comments and thread posts or keep WordPress comments
  • Threads instead of comments - show the posts of a thread directly under the article
  • Generate an article based on threads posted in your community
  • Only 1 theme needed - WordPress viewers will use your XenForo theme
  • Third-party themes and add-ons for WordPress and XenForo are compatible
  • User group mapping for subscription and special permissions across both platforms
  • Single sign-on or choose which accounts you want to use
  • Use XenForo profile pages with information for authors and comments
  • Share premium content and advertisements seamlessly between XenForo and WordPress
  • Synchronize your theme using your XenForo Theme(s) on WordPress
  • Synchronize your XenForo Widgets in WordPress and WordPress Widgets in XenForo
  • Link users with WordPress and XenForo accounts using the same email automatically
  • Customize the appearance of your articles through style properties easily
  • Support BB Codes and Rich Text Editor for WordPress comments
  • If your XenForo and WordPress user account are linked, the XenForo avatar will be used instead of the default Gravatar
  • Manage all languages with XenForo’s phrase system
  • Access XenForo data in WordPress including style properties, board options, and other data
  • Add the WordPress breadcrumb to your XenForo site
  • Importer for XenPorta 2 and XenBlog
User Features
  • Single sign on (if enabled)
  • Search through WordPress and XenForo using unified search

More screenshots to view on our product page here.

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First release
Last update
4.92 star(s) 12 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Version 1.0.0 Patch Level 5 Released

    Enhancements: Added an option to automatically limit articles on front pages to an excerpt of...
  2. Version 1.0.0 Patch Level 4 Released

    Bug Fixes: With certain options enabled single article view would attempt to load assets from...
  3. Version 1.0.0 Patch Level 3 Released

    Bug Fixes: WordPress admin bar dropdowns are no longer overlapped by the XenForo navigation...

Latest reviews

Just what I have been wanting for a very long time. This is just brilliant & I'm really happy you guys made this, it's just so nice to run xenForo applications in conjunction with WordPress & make it look & function as well as it does.
Good to hear that you are enjoying this add-on! Continue enjoying it and thanks so much for the kind feedback! Let us know if we can help you with anything ;)
Excellent bridge between Wordpress and Xenforo 2 - does exactly what it's supposed to do, setup and customisation is pretty easy and staightforward and customer support was outstanding. Can't wait to see what the team still has up it's sleeve for Xpress!
Thanks so much mmirlach for your kind review! Our team is glad to hear that you are enjoying the add-on and that we were able to provide outstanding support to you. Many more awesome updates to come! :)
Have been using XPress for the last few months.. as usual with Themehouse add ons it's super high quality. In combination with UI.X2 looks really modern as well.
Sounds like you really love it! Glad to hear that you are enjoying XPress! Let us know if our team can help with any questions or suggestions you may have to improve XPress! :)
Really great addon! ThemeHouse is definitively a trusted value! :) I use both UI.x and this addon, it took me a few hours to set it up (I had to migrate all my articles, and wanted to change the design), and it works like a charm. It's really well designed, as usual!
Outstanding! We here at ThemeHouse are glad to hear that you are enjoying XPress along while migrating all of your articles and your design without any issues whatsoever! :) Enjoy!
Xpress is the best bridge and integration between two of the most popular softwares. Wordpress is one of the leading site builders and Xenforo is the leading forum software and the vision for this addon is genius. Beautiful display of one theme on both software placements. Unlimited potential for one site options. There are a few bugs in some portions, but Themehouse has been good in resolving these, and it is a new project and I am confident this will be perfected in time. Thanks for creating this remarkable addon as well as theme! :)
We couldn't agree more as we here at ThemeHouse enjoyed building on this add-on! We much appreciate your kind feedback as we made for customers like yourself and those who will become future customers of ThemeHouse! Thanks again for your feedback and let us know if we can help with anything else! Enjoy! :)
Great developers. Friendly, knowledgeable, and always working on improving their addons. I highly recommend them for the styles or addons they provide, and even do custom work, if you need.

So happy to hear that you've enjoyed using this add-on along with working with our experienced team at ThemeHouse! Thanks so much for the recommendation as well, KensonPlays! :) Many more exciting updates to come!
I will keep this review short. This add-on is truly gold, it's a very well coded integration between XenForo and WordPress. Fast and friendly customer support. Also, I REALLY would like to see the support for different member levels and user roles. It would be nice if you're able to prioritize this feature request :-D
Thank you for the product feedback as we are glad to hear you are enjoying XPress as well! Many thanks for your feature request as we will review it accordingly before adding it in a future release. Continue enjoying XPress and let us know if you have any questions or other feature suggestions! :)
Extremely useful add-on. Blows the competition out of the water for certain. I have a strong dislike for Wordpress when it comes to theming (as most "themes" are complex template engines that you basically need to take a class in in order to use proficiently) but this delivers the sanity of Xenforo's templates to Wordpress and takes all of that work out of setting up a decent looking blog.

My main criticism would be the way that it handles WordPress pages; the template is missing the normal text box that comes with Xenforo pages. Passworded pages don't work at all either. I'm sure this will be addressed in time though.
We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying the add-on and it's features! We will look into what you mentioned below before adding improvements in the next few releases for them. Let us know if you experience any other issues or have suggestions for further improvements.
I'am new to WordPress and XPress have a lot of options. Now i'am beginning to discovering the options and i love it.
Awesome to hear that you are discovering how Wordpress works because of XPress! Thank you so much for the kind review and feedback, please continue enjoying XPress. Let us know if any questions pop up or if you experience any issues.
Never used Wordpress but installation and settings are all well documented. So without any problem started to use within 1 hours. There are still some small bugs needed to be fixed which is normal for this great product. So it is definitely right solution if you want to integrate Wordpress with XF. Many thanks for this great product Themehouse, well done.
Sounds like you are enjoying the add-on so far as we surely did enjoy developing it. We have viewed the issues you've reported and hope to get those fixed in the next few releases! Thank you so much for your kind feedback and support!