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20 Clean and Modern Forum Templates

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Want to start your own forum  / online community? These great, modern forum templates will do just that for you. All you have to do is pick the design you like and implement it on your website. All these themes have premium designs and features.

These modern forum templates come with a bunch of great features and easy-to-customize settings. All these themes have premium designs and even come packed with additional plugins for extra options to add to your forum website.

Most of these templates are built with Bootstrap, so they’re completely responsive. Some of them include web page builders, with drag and drop, and intuitive functions, while others even include pre-made designs for the homepages, forum pages, account/profile pages, and more.

Analyze these hand-picked forum templates and choose the one perfect for your site. Which one will you choose to start your online community?

Forum Website HTML Template

Forum Website HTML Template Preview - ThemeForest

Build with Bootstrap V3.1.1, this forum website HTML template has a modern design with a large horizontal band in its header, light grey background, and some really nice icons. This is definitely a template worth having in your collection and using to build an amazingly good-looking forum. Check it out!


Disputo is a responsive, clean and modern theme which was specially designed to quickly launch Forum’s on WordPress with bbPress forum. It has all the features ranging from WooCommerce support, Private Messaging, Ads Manager, Like & Dislike Rating System etc.

Forum HTML Template

Forum HTML Template

Forum HTML template is best suited for running a forum website. The design is modern and clean. It also comes  with a mobile ready version.

UnitedForum – phpBB3 Forum Style


This is one of the most refined phpBB style forum templates you will find on the internet. It is definitely worth checking out as it dramatically improves one of the most important aspects of brand recognizability. There was a lot of effort put into designing and thinking this template. Have a look!

Helper – Material Design Help Desk, Support, Forum, Knowledge-Base Responsive Site Template  

Helper - Support Desk Website Template

This is theme is perfect for a help support, forum and knowledge-base template. It will also look great on any browser and device. Have a look at this template and see if this is what you had in mind!


Ideal - A vBulletin 4

Ideal is a premium theme for the full vBulletin 4.x suite and designed to serve those vBulletin users who want a more clean, modern look for their vBulletin-based site. It comes with a full vBulletin Suite customization, and easy to edit custom footer region, a CSS3 typeface for the various headings, and more. This premium forum template also includes layered.PSD files, for even more customization flexibility. Check it out and start using it for your next forum website!



Primus is a vBulletin 4.2.4 theme with a colorful and attractive modern design. It has five color schemes, a fixed and fluid layout, Google web fonts and many other features perfect for a forum website. Even more, it uses some skeuomorphic elements to make it even more interesting.

GIO is a forum template created for the online gaming community. It can be used for multi-purposes like framing strategy or for gaming tournaments. It is responsive to all modern mobile devices and has beautiful CSS3 animations.



Marina is a clean, simple, fully responsive & retina-ready theme for phpBB3. Marina is a great choice for building a community of any type. It comes in different colour variations and, thanks to its responsive design, it will look great no matter the screen size or browser.

Forum Plus – Responsive Drupal Forum Theme + RTL

Forum Plus - Responsive Drupal Forum Theme + RTL Preview - ThemeForest

This is a fully-responsive theme called Forum Plus and it is perfect for starting an online community. It comes with the PSD files included which means you can easily customise it to best fit your interests, has a sleek and modern design and it will save you a great deal of time. This is yet another good example of a responsive modern forum theme.



Clean colours and simple design of Metro UI will suit any kind of forum community. The premium theme is compatible with all the modern browsers. You do not even have to worry about how your website will look on different devices and browsers thanks to its responsive design. Do not miss the chance to have and use this amazing template!

Anami – Responsive phpBB3 Forum Theme

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If you liked the previous example, then you will definitely love this one. This is a responsive forum theme called Anami. It has a minimalist monochrome design which is really trendy nowadays. All in all, this theme is exactly what you need to start your own online community. Check it out!

Ravaio – Modern Responsive phpBB Forum Theme

Ravaio - Modern Responsive phpBB Forum Theme Preview - ThemeForest

Ravaio has a modern minimalist design with an elegant touch. You can also add a large horizontal image in your header and overlay some huge white typography. This example is perfect for online communities and will save you a great deal of time.

ForumEngine, Flat Responsive WordPress Forum Theme Preview - ThemeForest

Sentric is a support-focused theme that has FAQs and Knowledge-based sections. It runs on bbPress plugin and has many more additional functions to provide better support to your customers.


Hawiki Forum Templates

This theme has some great features, such as W3C Valid HTML + CSS, Responsive, Retina Ready, Footer Blocks, Google Web Fonts and more! It has a minimalist and neat design which is really trendy nowadays. It is definitely a template worth having a closer look at to see if this is the one you have been looking for!

Flat Theme for vBulletin 5

Paper - Flat Theme for vBulletin 5 Connect by crosailes _ ThemeForest

The Flat Theme is a forum style for vBulletin 5 Connect™ and has a modern looking flat web design and responsive layout. It can easily be customised to best fit your interest and it is exactly what you need to start your own online community right away!



This theme’s clean and crisp design looks great across all browsers and devices. Based on Bootstrap Framework is sure to amaze the phpBB Fan Club. This example can easily be customized to best fit your interests and it will definitely save you a great deal of time. You will be able to start your online community in no time. Check it out!

Vilan Corporate, Shop & Forum WordPress Theme

Vilan Corporate, Shop & Forum WordPress Theme Preview - ThemeForest

Vilan is a professional business, eCommerce and forum theme for WordPress built with Bootstrap. Plugins such as Visual Composer and Revolution Slider work perfectly and are a great addition to this forum template. The theme design is flat and simple with vibrant colour and custom modules which can be used to create content in a modern and eye-catching way. The colours were also well chosen.



OneCommunity theme is integrated with a BuddyPress plugin which lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more.


Cinematix - BuddyPress Theme by Diabolique _ ThemeForest

This is a social network in a box. With help from this template, you can now easily build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community. This template has a friendly interface design. Have a closer look at this template to see the thought and effort which was put in all the small details such as the excellent choice of colour, typography and its usability. It is definitely an example worth following and perfect for you to start your own online community.

Iggy is an entrepreneur, blogger, and designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design fonts, themes, plugins, inspiration, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

4 thoughts on “20 Clean and Modern Forum Templates”

  1. Great resource. a great collection of HTML/CSS templates. All the templates can be customized to your preferences and the best part is they are free.

  2. Such great materials, thanks !
    Take a look at Mashup Template too: It’s a collection of beautiful HTML5/CSS3 Templates.
    Every template are responsive design and free 🙂
    It can be used for any project.


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