XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo

XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo 1.1.1 Patch Level 1

No permission to buy ($99.95)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
Additional requirements
WordPress 4.9.0 or higher
Updates duration
12 months; $59.95 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 integration in action.

To make managing platforms simple, we created XLink which is included with XPress and must be downloaded and installed separately. It is required to use XPress. XLink provides one location to link and manage your platforms, like WordPress (requires XPress) and MediaWiki (requires XWiki). Add new platforms with just a few clicks, access a list of linked users per platform, and more right from XLink.

Integrating different platforms can be a complicated process. Our experienced team of experts is here to help! We offer the option for professional installation during checkout. Our team will help install XPress on existing platforms, help with basic configuration, and assist in resolving server errors that may occur. If you choose to purchase the add-on without the professional installation service and need help resolving server errors that may occur, you will be charged at our standard hourly rate.

Please Note: Custom add-ons, customizations, and server configuration can prevent XPress from working properly. Should you encounter an issue, please create a ticket here. If the issue is due to custom add-ons, customizations, or server configuration we will offer a full refund if reported here within 30 days. ThemeHouse is at the sole discretion on refunds and you must allow us time to help fix the issue.

Wondering about performance impacts? Take a look at the results from some tests we ran for UI.X, XPress, XWiki, and XLink here.

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
  • Utilize XLink for platform management (XLink is included with XPress and must be downloaded and installed separately. It is required to use XPress.)
  • Compatible with any XenForo theme - WordPress viewers will use your XenForo theme
  • Customize the appearance of your articles through style properties easily
  • Choose if you would like to use the featured article image as the thread cover
  • Share premium content and advertisements seamlessly between XenForo and WordPress
  • Use your XenForo Widgets in WordPress and WordPress Widgets in XenForo
  • Add the WordPress breadcrumb to your XenForo site
  • Importer for XenPorta 2, CTA Featured Threads, and XenBlog
Article/Thread Features
  • Post WordPress articles as threads in the forum
  • Promote threads in your community to WordPress posts
  • Unified comments - sync comments and thread posts or keep WordPress comments
  • Threads instead of comments - show the native XenForo thread experience directly under your WordPress posts
  • Improve WordPress commenting experience. Replace your native WordPress comments with a full XenForo thread embed, or use BB Codes and Ajax submit on native WordPress comments. Comments are also fully synced across platforms!
  • Hide user signatures in blog comments
  • Select a default prefix that will be automatically applied to all threads created by XPress that are eligible to have the selected prefix
  • Several functional tags can be added to a WordPress post to support different functionalities like creating feature posts, redirecting WordPress posts to XenForo threads, and more
User Management Features
  • Synchronize, automate, and manage WordPress user roles with the XLink user promotion system
  • Automatically link existing accounts and create new WordPress accounts for all your XenForo users
  • Shared login and single sign-on turn logging into both platforms into a single action
  • Synchronize user information across platforms. Pull XenForo avatars, usernames, biographies and more into WordPress, and redirect WordPress author pages to XenForo member profiles
User Features
  • Single sign on
  • Search through WordPress and XenForo using unified search

More screenshots to view on our product page here.

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Latest reviews

A brilliant add-on, my website is now much nicer and easier to manage with pages and posts. The theme seamlessly bridges across the two platforms and guests can't even tell if they aren't on XenForo.
Amazing to hear that XPress is doing well on your site! Much appreciate the feedback as if you have any questions, let us know.
Just amazing. New update is a great thing for all Wordpress cms users. You can easy connect many pages with xenforo. Support 10/10! All issues were solved very quick and professional.
So glad to hear that you are enjoying the newest update to XPress! Thanks so much for the kind feedback, let us know if we can help with anything else ;)
Finally a WP/XF bridge easy to install and with a shared skin. Been waiting for something like this for a long time.
The wait is now over! Thanks so much for the kind feedback, let us know if we can help with anything else! Enjoy! ;)
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! :)