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wpForo Advanced Attachments

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wpforo-advanced-attachments-128x128 wpForo Advanced Attachments addon is a full-fledged file uploading, attaching, displaying and managing solution for wpForo. It comes with super interactive, multi functional file attachment features. Allows to attach multiple files, images, videos, audio and all other file types you’ve allowed in settings. Files can be inserted inline, between post content texts. It opens a nice lightbox slider with many features to view and watch different type of attached files. This addon keeps user specific attachments in separate media library and allows users to use the same file on different topics and posts. You can limit file types, max uploaded file size and do a quick translation of front-end phrases using addon settings.

Official wpForo Addon

Please note: this is an add-on for wpForo plugin. This addon requires at least wpForo 1.6.2 version. Please do not install this addon on lower wpForo versions. wpForo is a free, powerful, modern and responsive forum plugin. It's available for free download on WordPress.org Extensions directory. The official wpForo addons are only available here at gVectors.com Premium plugins store.

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Products subject to yearly license for future updates.
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Product Description

wpForo Advanced Attachments Features


  • Adds “Attach File” button in topic and post editor
  • Opens an extended file attachment window
  • AJAX multiple file uploading and validation system
  • Visual control over multiple file uploading process
  • Allows to preview, watch and listen attached images, videos and audios
  • Allows to upload files by dragging them on your browser window.
  • Individual media library for each forum user.
  • Files can be inserted inline, between post content texts.
  • Files count, size and type control system
  • Powerful lightbox slider to display file attachments
  • Lots of displaying options to customize all kind of media components (images, thumbnails, players…)
  • Integrated with wpForo Usergroup and Forum Access permission system
  • Allows to disable attachment viewing by guests and certain usergroup.
  • All front-end phrases are available in setting page for quick translation to any language
  • Super responsive user interface, looks nice on all devices and screen dimensions
  • RTL ready


Installation and Configuration

  • This addon installs like any other plugin for WordPress.
    Access to wpForo Advanced Attachments is provided immediately once you paid for your order. Upon completing registration/checkout, you may log in at gVectors.com. We will also send you an email after registration/checkout, with a link to the login page. Then download the installation package.
  • Downloaded addon zip file from gVectors Shop account page
  • Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add new and upload addon ZIP file, then activate it.
  • Once the plugin is active, navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Addons Tab > Attachments to begin configuration…
  • It’ll ask you to activate with license key you got via email or in your account page, just insert the key and activate it.

If for some reason you cannot install this plugin using WordPress plugin upload system please do that with this alternative way. Unzip, and then upload the /wpforo-advanced-attachments/ folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory using an FTP application like FileZilla; or any other FTP program is fine also. Make sure you have not double /wpforo-advanced-attachments/wpforo-advanced-attachments/ directories nested inside each other, please correct this before you continue. Then in WordPress, go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins, and then activate the wpForo Advanced Attachments addon.

Image Uploading Screens

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Video, Audio and Other file Uploading Screens

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Attachments on Topics and Posts / Lightbox Slider

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Dashboard Settings Page

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Fixed: Dialog bug for iOS


Style improvement: Attachment button and file uploading dialog.


Fixed: Dialog lazyload for some browsers


Added: Lazy load feature in attachments dialog
Added: Max upload file size with Bites
Added: Ability to change already attached file names from dashboard Attachments
Added: Drag and Drop file uploading feature
Added: Copy image from PC or other devices and paste in editor
Added: jQuery uploader lib updated to the latest version 9.32.0
Added: wpForo 1.6.2 compatibility


Added: wpForo 1.6 compatibility


Fixed Bug: Attachment is not available after editing posts.


Fixed Bug: JS loading optimization to avoid disabling of synchronous requests by browsers Feature Policy.


Added: Attached file owner control.


Fixed bug: File uploading and attaching issues on some Android and iOS devices
Fixed bug: Unable to translate some error phrases


Added: Font Awesome 5, compatible with wpForo 1.4.6 and higher


Added: Image title in lightbox.
Fixed Bug: The same image title for all attached images.
Fixed Bug: Attached file order based on inserted file IDs.


Changed: UI/UX of the pop-up file uploader is totaly re-developed based on lighter solutions.
Changed: Better respocive view on all size of screens.
Added: Asks for confirmation when the delete button is clicked.
Fixed Bug: Pop-up stuck on Android Mobiles, not passible to scroll and atatch files.
Fixed Bug: Dislay issues on iOS Mobile devices. Unable to upload file on some devices.


Added: wpForo 1.4.3 Compatibility (please don’t update for old versions)
Added: Alt and Title tags for attached images. Automatically adds based on filename.
Added: Ability to insert custom alt/title in [attach] shortcode. Syntax: [attach title=”My Image title”]235[/attach]


Fixed Bug: PHP Errors, Warning: array_diff(): Argument #1 is not an array .


Fixed Bug: PHP Errors, warnings, notices.


Added: File Manager in Dashboard. Allows to delete, search, view attachments filtered by users and file type.
Fixed Bug: File delete action issue, changed DELETE to POST.
Fixed Bug: CSS issues on mobile.
Fixed Bug: Other small bugs.


Fixed Bug: Addon Activation and Update Notification Problems.


Fixed Bug: Problems with HTTPS websites.

Fixed Bug: Case sensitive issue in allowed file extensions list.


Fixed Bug: HTTP Error 500 when updating addon settings.


Initial Version

Pre Sale Support

2 months 16 days ago

Hi. When a user uploads photos, can the admin view and ad those photos to other posts and photo galleries?

1 month 24 days ago

Can anybody answer?

6 months 29 days ago

is the picture automatically shown inside the post instead click attachment ?

6 months 28 days ago

Hi Jafar,

Yes, the images will be automatically embedded in the post content.

Please check the work of the add-on here: http://addons.wpforo.com/community/wpforo-advanced-attachments/wpforo-advanced-attachments/

7 months 30 days ago

I use a “beta” sub domain to do site development on before rolling out to my main site, will one license cover both since they are on the same domain? Example my site is Inputmapper.com but I develop and test on beta.inputmapper.com My project is non profit so I would like to avoid costs when and where I can.

7 months 11 days ago

Hi Josh,
Here are the domains which are not counted as an activated website, so the single site license will be available for your main website. Instead of using beta you should use one of these:

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:
– *.dev
– *.test
– *.local
– *.staging
– *.example
– *.invalid
– *.myftpupload.com (GoDaddy)
– *.cloudwaysapps.com (Cloudways)
– *.ngrok.io (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging:
– local.*
– dev.*
– test.*
– stage.*
– staging.*
– stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
– *.staging.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
– dev-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
– test-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
– staging-*.kinsta.com (Kinsta)

Additionally, if your domain is localhost (with any port), it will also be treated as a localhost domain.

7 months 11 days ago

Also, you can leave it not activated on the test/dev website. The activation is only designed for getting new version updated. there i no any functional limit when you use addons without activation.

8 months 6 days ago

the uploads… can I set it so that it will be upload by Jetpack and not in my media library?

8 months 5 days ago

Hi Bastbra,

I’m sorry, but not. This add-on stores all files in /wp-content/uploads/wpforo/attachments/ folder. There is no way to save the attachments in external servers.

8 months 8 days ago

Question: When I upload a video and I have Jetpack Video Hosting, is the video there after the upload? So the video is in my media libary or by Jetpack? I know that I can see the Jetpack Video Player also in my media libary, but where is the upload place? I don’t want the videos in my database.


Tim Rodman
8 months 11 days ago

A picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve found that screenshots are the best way to enhance discussions, especially because my wpForo forum is related to a software product. The problem is that it’s clunky to insert images with wpForo Advanced Attachments. You have to save the screenshot to your computer, then click a bunch of times to insert it into a post. Then the image doesn’t look great. wpForo Advanced Attachments is great for regular files, but not for screenshots.

My current workaround is to use imgur because you can paste the screenshot from your clipboard without having to save it to your computer. This saves clicks. Then I copy the imgur URL and paste it into my wpForo discussion. The wpForo Embeds Addon does a great job of displaying the image from the imgur URL.

What I would LOVE to have is the ability to paste a screenshot from my clipboard directly into a wpForo discussion using ctrl-v, just like you can do in Gmail. This would make including screenshots MUCH easier for my users. I’d want it to store the image in the regular WordPress Media area because I use a plug-in that saves any Media into Amazon S3 for storage, then display the image the same way the wpForo Embeds Addon does. Is this type of enhancement possible in either wpForo Advanced Attachments or with a new wpForo Addon? I’d be happy to contribute $500 to get this going.

8 months 9 days ago

Hi Tim Rodman,

What I would LOVE to have is the ability to paste a screenshot from my clipboard directly into a wpForo discussion using ctrl-v, just like you can do in Gmail

We’ll take this into consideration for future releases.

I’d want it to store the image in the regular WordPress Media area because I use a plug-in that saves any Media into Amazon S3 for storage, then display the image the same way the wpForo Embeds Addon does. Is this type of enhancement possible in either wpForo Advanced Attachments or with a new wpForo Addon?

I’d recommend enabling the “Insert Forum Attachments to Media Library” option from wpForo plugin settings. The option is located in Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Feature admin page.

Tim Rodman
8 months 7 days ago

I just tried out the “OnePress Image Elevator” plugin and it does EXACTLY what I was looking for, including the Amazon S3 part, but it only works for WordPress Posts, not wpForo posts. If somehow you could enable it to work in wpForo, that would be AWESOME!

Tim Rodman
8 months 7 days ago

Thanks, it would be huge for me.

I’m using the “Insert Forum Attachments to Media Library” option, but unfortunately, it’s not enough to have the WP Offload Media Lite plugin kick-in to store everything in Amazon S3.

9 months 8 days ago

Is it possible to pay for two years for one site? Thanks.

9 months 7 days ago

Hi Anton,

Thank you for your interest in our product and for contacting us!

I’m sorry, but all our products subject to yearly license for future updates. After one year you should renew your license to get product updates.

More info: https://gvectors.com/terms-and-conditions/#licenses

Colin Smith
9 months 19 days ago

Can the users images be displayed within their profile page a bit like a user gallery?

9 months 18 days ago

Hi Colin Smith,

I’m sorry, but not.

The user can find it’s own attached files in the attachment window, as shown in the screenshot.

10 months 5 days ago

can we embed youtube videos by using wpForo Advanced Attachments addon?

10 months 5 days ago

Hi Ahmad,

I’m sorry but no. You need to check out wpForo Embeds add-on:

10 months 15 days ago

I have a question before buying: When I buy a addon I can update them one year, right, but I can use the last version I buy lifetime? Or so: I buy the license for one year and after this year I can’t use them in the next year?

10 months 14 days ago

Hi Bastbra,
Yes, you’re correct, you can use the last version lifetime even if the license year is expired. The license is only for getting new versions.

11 months 28 days ago

Hi I would like to start the wpforo attachments add-on on a forum on a test website page (a subdomain) and then, if folks like it, put it on the ‘main’ website. Is this possible? Or will I be purchasing a new add-on if and when the time comes to put forum and add-on to the main website.

11 months 27 days ago

Hi Teresa,

In this case, you should parch the add-on, download it, install and activate on your test website (a subdomain), but don’t insert the key. This add-on should only be activated if WordPress is located in WEB under a real domain name.

11 months 24 days ago

Er, forgive my ignorance please: what does “parch the add-on” mean? Can I install it (ie wpforo with my add-on) in a sub-directory with it’s own wp installation? (The existing website isn’t yet changed to being a WP one and I’ll be doing a sort of multistep migration to wordpress – thus the need for a parking spot). When I have the WP website up and running, it will be in same domain as the wpforo then, only wpforo installation will be in a subdirectory with its own wp install. Hopefully then no need to migrate WP foro and my add-on.

1 year 20 days ago

Is there a .pot/.po file for translation?

1 year 20 days ago

Hi Martin,

Ni, all front-end phrases are available in setting page for quick translation to any language (Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Addons > Attachments).

1 year 3 months ago

I use the wpforo advanced attachments plugin. Some filetypes like pdf or txt are inserted as a refernce, to download the file. But Images are always shown. Is there a way to change this behavior in a post? Sometimes we want to post images, but just a list of them without showing the images (thumbnails) inside the post.

1 year 3 months ago

Hi Joshua,

I’m sorry, but I don’t follow you. Please open a support topic in https://gvectors.com/forum/wpforo-advanced-attachments/ and explain more in detail what you mean.

1 year 4 months ago

I have taken some problems with the addon attachments. I have purchased and installed it, however, the options that should be visible when uploading are not displayed.
I have no idea how this can be done and how I have to solve this.
Hopefully you can help me further.

1 year 4 months ago

Hi Dominique,
Please make sure the minimum number of posts to be able attach a file option is set 0 in Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Antispam Tab. For further support please open a support topic in gVectors Forum:
This section is only for Pre-Sale questions. Here we don’t provide addon support.

1 year 3 months ago

Thank you for this!

1 year 4 months ago

Hello, I’m not sure I understand the difference between wpForo Embeds and advanced attachments. I need my forum users to be able to attach pictures in line with their text and show the picture, not just the link attachment. Which one I need? Can you please tell me the difference? I thought I needed the advanced attachments before I read about the embeds, and now I’m confused.
thanks, Maria

1 year 4 months ago

Hi Maria,
wpForo Embeds has no any relation to file attachments. It’s just a 3rd party service URL embed-er, like Youtube… For an advanced file attachments you should buy wpForo Advanced Attachment addon.

1 year 4 months ago

Great! thanks for your quick reply

1 year 5 months ago

Can I purchase 10 and activate only 1, the rest 9 licenses use after 1 year?

1 year 5 months ago

Hi hoelee,
I’m sorry but you cannot. The license key is the same for all 10 websites and it’s activated once the order is complete.

1 year 6 months ago

a registered user
when wanting to post a message
does not show as an image attachment
how to activate?
Attach file:
Maximum allowed file size is 10 MB

in part, you can not select a file or image

attached image

send steps to activate the upload file option

1 year 6 months ago

This is managed by wpForo Spam Control. You can enable new registered users to attach file in Forums > Tools > Antispam admin page. Please follow to this support topic: https://wpforo.com/community/how-to-and-troubleshooting-2/send-steps-to-activate-the-upload-file-option/#post-16137

1 year 7 months ago

We are interested in acquiring the licenses of Advanced attachments and the Embeds from the plugin WPForo. We have a doubt, in the conditions of the license it says that it is advisable to renew it after one year. Is this only for updates and support? If we did not renew it, could we continue using the functionalities after one year? I mean, we would not have support or we could update them, but they would still work, right?

1 year 7 months ago

Hi María.

You’ll have a one year (365 days) access to any future releases we make available, after one year you’ll be notified to renew the license. If you don’t renew it, you’ll no longer get new version updates, however you can use the addon version you have on your website for an unlimited time.

Dan Hoffman
1 year 9 months ago

Can user upload images to the forum from a Mobile device?

1 year 9 months ago

Yes, sure. wpForo Advanced Attachment addon has a responsive media uploading screen for all size of devices.

Marit Keizer
3 months 5 days ago

Dear Tom,

I uploaded the ad on but somehow I’m not able to use the upload file on my phone. What could this be ( note I’m a real newbi)

3 months 4 days ago

Hi Marit Keizer,

Please open a new support topic here: https://gvectors.com/forum/wpforo-advanced-attachments/
And don’t forget to leave your forum URL to allow us to check it.

1 year 10 months ago

I have several questions but not all pertaining to this plugin.

Can I insert an html document in a post?

Can I require admin authorization before new registrants can see the site?

Can I insert links to pages on and off site?

Thank you.

1 year 10 months ago

Hi Craig,
1. You can attach html document to post
2. This doesn’t related to addon and to the plugin. There are meny WordPress plugin which do this. Just search in WP Plugin directory
3. I’m sorry but I didn’t follow you. As far as I see this is also has no any relation to the addon.

1 year 11 months ago

What about WP multisite installation?
Do my sub-sites work with just an activation key?


1 year 11 months ago

Hi Nikoi
I’m sorry but not.
We don’t have WP Multi Site license yet. You should by 10 site license for 10 multi-sites. For more subSites please contact us via support[at]gvectors.com email address.

2 years 1 month ago

I am about to purchase this plugin. I really like your wpforo is great to work with. I have a question: Is there a way in the forum for our forum members to see in one location all pictures posted through the whole forum and sub-forum at once? Like a photo gallery with all pictures posted everywhere on the forum?
Thank you.

2 years 1 month ago

Thank you WSA,
I’m really sorry but there isn’t. This will be available with wpForo Gallery addon (personal albums, general gallery…). This addon is currently under contraction. I have no ETA for release date.
Also in near future we may add a Forum Media widget in free wpForo core. It’ll be able to collect and show the default and Advanced Attachments.

1 year 8 months ago


Checking to see the status on this addon? Thank you!

Lucas Felix
2 years 1 month ago

With this is it possible to implement an image as a signature in WpForo?

2 years 1 month ago

I’m sorry but not. At the moment you can use a simple HTML code to add image in signature:
<img src=”http://example.com/myimage. jpg” />

2 years 8 months ago


I buy wpForo Embeds instead Advanced Attachments by reading on description info i made a mistake

Is there a way to cancel or disable key and i pay the rest til 25$ and receive key for Advanced Attachments

Thank you

2 years 8 months ago

Hi clau,
Please contact us via support[at]gvectors.com email address and send wpForo Embeds order details.

2 years 8 months ago

Hi there,

I’m looking at purchasing the wpforo add on, but I might need additional licenses a few months later. If I pay 25 for a single license, will I be able to opt for the 3 licenses later by paying the difference in price?

2 years 8 months ago

Hi Amy,
Thank you for your intersect in our plugins. When you buy a plugin it generates activation key for according number of websites. When you buy 3 site license we can’t make it 2+1(already purchased). So it would be better to wait a bit and buy 3sl instead of 1+3.

2 years 10 months ago

hello, what is the difference between “Advanced Attachement” and “embed” ?
We need the 2 addons for a better forum ? You sale a package of two addons ? or maybe christmass selling ?

2 years 10 months ago

Hi Mondesensuel,
wpForo Embeds is only for embedding contents like Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud Twitter, etc… Please click on [Screenshots] tab of each product to see them and read descriptions. wpForo Embeds doesn’t allow users to attach or upload files, it’s only designed to replaces content providers’ share URLs to player or widget. For example it replaces Youtube video URL to Youtube Video Player and users can watch videos on forum posts. And hundreds of other similar provider URLs can be replaced to a player or content widget in posts using wpForo Embeds addon.

But wpForo Advanced Attachments addon is designed to attach files, to upload any files from your local computer and insert it in post content. You can upload images, videos, audios, documents and other files…. This is a file uploading and attaching addon.

I’m sorry but there is no planned discounts yet. I’ll update this thread once I got some news for you.

2 years 10 months ago

thank you for your answer.
Actually, on the wp forum, we have already the attached file.
What is the difference between this addon and the basic forum ?

What I see :
Basic : I upload with a window and the files is show when I click on it. Just need to put the link for show all time.
Addon : I upload with a window of wpforum, and the files is show all time? With addon, I can upload many files and it’s a better management of files.

2 years 10 months ago

Key features:
1. Individual media library for each forum user. The same uploaded file can be found and used many time. The pop-up window shows all old uploaded files for each users individually.
2. Multi file uploading through AJAX powered uploading system
3. Inline attachments, you can put attachments in post content text wherever you want
4. Attached file displayed as thumbnail, video, audio players and file icons.
5. Advanced validation system for file sizes and types
6. Allows to preview, watch and listen attached images, videos and audios
7. Allows to upload files by dragging them on your browser window.
8. Powerful lightbox slider to display file attachments
9. Integrated with wpForo Usergroup and Forum Access permission system. For example you can disable guests to view attached files, it asks for registration.
10. All front-end phrases are available in setting page for quick translation to any language
11. Super responsive, mobile fiiendly user interface, looks nice on all devices and screen dimensions

And lots of other features… you can test it here, but you should login or register:

Tom - gVectors Team
2 years 11 months ago

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