XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo

XPress - A theme and bridge for bringing WordPress into XenForo 1.1.4

No permission to buy ($299.95)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.1
  2. 2.2
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.

Try our demo and take a look at some completed projects 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! As a part of the product purchase, our team will help install XPress on existing platforms, help with basic configuration, and assist in resolving server errors that may occur.

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

Do you want to further enhance your forum? Here are some of the ways we can help!

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First release
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Latest reviews

Same experience others have detailed. Paid for installation as well but it just never lived up the the billing. Buggy - found customer service to take too long to response, and evasive/deflecting. Real shame given the cost.
My site has been running this since it was first released. I've never had a serious problem and the customer support is always prompt, professional, and friendly. Love working with this team.
The most BS customer service I've ever experienced in my life. Problems take weeks to be solved. Takes your money and runs away with it. Excuses after excuses. If I could do all over again, I would never have spent a single cent on these guys.
They were great. Installed the package for me with no problems and were good about keeping me in the loop as to what was going on.
Thank you so much azhousepro for your kind review! Our team was so happy to have done your installation, keep you in the loop during the installation, and answer any basic questions that you might've had. Let us know if we can assist with anything else!
Works great now. My suggestion is to provide better detailed common sense videos. I bet this would help. The help.wiki..... ehh, people don't read well. I say this because i run videos for my software. It cuts down on ALOT! and i mean good videos.
Thank you gforce for your kind review! We will also take your suggestion into consideration as well. Let us know if we can help with anything else!
If you want to flush your money down the toilet, go for this piece of crap.

They don't have such a thing as support. They just want to take your money and they don't give a **** if you have any issues.

I've been waiting since march 13, and the support guy shows up every few days, send some useless comments and disappears again.

I read all of your documentation and it doesn't work correctly. It had problems since day one.
Lots of bugs, especially if you don't use their Xpress WP Theme.
Slow ticket support. Slow developing and bugs solving. Caching not working with this addon.
When integrating two pieces of software, there are many considerations and varying factors. If you have any additional issues, please let us know.
Approached Themehouse almost a year ago wanting to create a CMS for our “how to” articles and have the same theme that matched our forums. Planned on spending several grand to achieve this look. Instead he suggested this mod and saved us a fair amount of cash. A year later I’ve had great success with few problems running this. It’s likely the sites favorite add-on that most don’t even know is there.
Our team is so happy to have helped you and your community out with creating this amazing add-on. Along with assisting you to resolve the few issues you have experienced. Please do let us know if we might be able to assist you with anything else! Thanks so much for your kind review and support.
Problematic from day one and support does not much to help that.

Errors are always caused by customers or third party plugins. Ticket response time (and quality) could be improved.

Even after one year of release they have not managed to make this compatible with common wordpress caching plugins like wp rocket or others.It still disables caching unless you use Litespeed Cache.

It would be an excellent choice in combination with ls cache if it wasn't for the aforementioned errors.

Zero stars for their price policy.
We try our best to support our customers. There are many components and variables to consider when bridging two software together. Please let us know of any issues you are having.
Really awesome bridge that I need for my site. Support was also very helpful in fixing some installation issues and writing some custom scripts for my site. Very happy!
Very good to hear that you are enjoying the bridge and that our support team was able to help out with installation issues and custom scripts for your site. Let our team know if they can help with anything else.