45+ Free & Premium phpBB, vBulletin Themes Forum Skins
Best new PHPBB3, vBulletin, SMF, IPB and Vanilla forum skins themes and templates for 2013 are released constantly, some free, some premium.
Forum is very easy to install and create a structure, but what is not that easy is the management part.
There are lots of scripts to help you build a professional forum with a complex structure, but unfortunately some of them are very expensive. Among these I can list VBulletin and Invision Power Board which are extremely popular among internet users and also they are powering big communities such as Digital Point and Softpedia.
Since we are talking about a serious forum created using free software, I present you the list of 5 most powerful script themes to build a forum community without any cost.
Mobbern phpBB3 Responsive Forum Theme
Mobbern is a flexible, clean, fast, responsive & Retina ready phpBB3 theme with an unique flat design.
Mobbern is built using Bootstrap 3 and the latest web technologies. It was written using valid HTML5 & CSS3 code.
FLATBOOTS phpBB3 Theme
Bootstrap is ‘mobile-first’ front end framework developed by a couple of engineers at Twitter (hence the name), it was originally designed to help provide some consistency across tools the guys were building internally. Since its first public (open source) release in 2011 (see the blog post here) it has found huge popularity among web developers for its ease of use and feature set, and in 2012 was the most popular project on GitHub. that allows for developing websites and custom applications that are cross-browser and cross-device compatible (responsive).
Parmida Responsive Multi-Purpose phpBB Theme
Parmida includes multiple unique designs inside of one product. it’s perfectly scalable, performance , Responsive, Retina ready, bootstrap based multipurpose phpbb theme. You can easily turn it into your custom and favorite board, Such advanced options panel give unlimited possibilities.
Quarto vBulletin 5 Responsive Retina Ready Theme
We are glad to release Quarto theme for vBulletin 5.1.3. It’s a clean and simple style that fully supports the latest vBulletin community software. Quarto for vBulletin 5 is fully responsive and retina-ready. It will look great on any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Quarto theme will help you to build a popular community.
Pristine A vBulletin 4 Suite Theme
Pristine is a clean and elegant premium theme for the full vBulletin 4.x suite: the CMS and blog in addition to the forum. Though Pristine features full suite customization, the theme will work with forum-only installations.
Quarto phpBB3 Responsive & Retina Ready Premium Forum Theme
We are glad to release Quarto theme for phpBB3. It’s a clean and simple style that fully supports the latest phpBB3 community software.Quarto for phpBB3 is fully responsive and retina-ready. It will look great on any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.Quarto theme will help you to build a popular community.
Wide Bootstrap 3 Responsive phpBB3 Theme
Wide is Super Flexible, Fully Responsive and Bootstrap Based theme with Unlimited Options. It’s Quite User Friendly with Notification System, Sticky Tables, Retina Display and Attractive User Interface.
Nexus Premium Vanilla 2 Forum Theme
Available in five vibrant color schemes, whatever fits your community best.
Powered by Font Awesome for easy icon customization.
Flat, crisp, modern design accentuated by subtle CSS animations.
Compatible with the latest version of Vanilla forums 2.1.
Ariki phpBB3 Flat Theme
W3C Valid HTML + CSS
Google Web Fonts
Charon Bootstrap 3 Responsive phpBB3 Theme
Charon is a responsive retina ready phpBB3 theme.Built on Twitter Bootstrap 3 ,this theme comes with an attractive flat design and easy to customize, which makes it perfect for any kind of forum community. All the forum icons including the logo, are fully scalable vector icons,looking crisp & clear on your high resolutions devices.
RoyalPress bbPress Support Forum
RoyalPress is a bbPress forum theme with a clean and modern design that puts user content in focus. It’s built using Bootstrap 3, is fully responsive and works well as both a “normal” forum and a fully fledged support forum without the need of installing additional plugins.
BBox7 – Responsive & Retina Ready phpBB3 Theme
BBox7 is a fully responsive & retina-ready phpbb3 theme, inspired by iOS7 style. Available in 8 different color variations, multiple plugins and layouts, the theme has an attractive flat design and is perfectly adapted to various screen sizes, desktops, tablets and mobile devices.
SupportX – Envato API Enabled Support Forum
SupportX is a one stop support solution specially developed for Envato marketplace authors. SupportX comes with excellent purchase verification mechanism and designed to make it easier for both your buyers and seller himself to manage the tickets. Beside traditional email notification, SupportX features SMS notification, Notification feeds and Real Time popup notification to keep both buyers and sellers alert about the conversation. In line editing with powerful and customized editor makes it pleasing to write the tickets.
Hawiki – PHPBB Forum Theme
W3C Valid HTML + CSS
Google Web Fonts
Marina — Responsive & Retina Ready phpBB3 Theme
Marina is a clean, simple, fully responsive & retina-ready theme for phpBB3.
It’s created using the ideas and principles of the modern and so popular flat design.
Marina is a great choice for building a community of any type.
Coralis – Responsive Theme for phpBB3 Skin
Coralis is a Responsive Theme for phpBB3 forum community with a colorful and attractive modern view that fits great on any device, desktops, tablets or phone screens. The theme is compatible with all the modern browsers and has 5 color schemes and 2 skins – dark and light.
The Avengers Theme For vBulletin
Life Element vBulletin Skin
Metro VB – Windows8 Theme For vBulletin
Ifan Free vBulletin Theme
Paragon – A vBulletin 4 Suite Theme
Paragon is a premium theme for the full vBulletin 4.x suite: the CMS and blog in addition to the forum.
It was designed to serve those vBulletin users who want a more modern hi-tech look for their vBulletin-based site.
Though Paragon features full suite customization, the theme will work with forum-only installations.
Life.Earth vBulletin Skin
Newspaper Free vBulletin Theme
Funky Fresh vBulletin Skin
Indulge – Clean phpbb theme
Indulge is clean , pleasant theme for phpbb forum software. This phpbb3 template is simple looking and yet it makes your website look unique in its own way.
Metro — A Responsive Theme for phpBB3
Clean colors and simple design of Metro UI will suit any kind of forum community. The premium theme is compatible with all the modern browsers. The Metro theme is a fully responsive theme – it looks excellent on both desktops, laptops, tablets or phone screens!
Metro Mobile – A Mobile Theme for vBulletin 4.2
We are proud to announce Metro Mobile – a mobile vBulletin 4.2.1 style that fully supports forums, blogs and vB CMS. Metro Mobile theme is a clean, contrast and modern vBulletin style to display you forum on a mobile device.
Highlight Orange vBulletin Skin
Holiday vBulletin Skin
Metro – A Theme for vBulletin 4.2 Suite
We are proud to announce Metro — a vBulletin 4.2.1 style that fully supports forums, blogs and vB CMS. Metro theme is a clean, contrast and modern vBulletin style. Both fixed and fluid versions are available.
Funky Fresh vBulletin Skin
Primus – A Theme for vBulletin 4.2 Suite
Primus is a vBulletin 4.2.1 theme that fully supports forums, blogs and vB CMS. It has colorful and attractive modern view with some skeuomorphic elements. The theme can be easily customized for you purposes.
Highlight Green vBulletin Skin
Beacon – IPB Forum Skin
Beacon is a premium theme designed for the Invision Power Board forum system. It is for users who require a clean and professional look for their users.
Electron vBulletin Forum Skin
Electron is a vBulletin 4.2.x Forum style, designed in a clean and minimalistic style, for all those who love the modern looking web design. Supports vBulletin 4.2.x Publishing Suite – Forum, Blogs and CMS.
Gamer Green vBulletin Skin
Silicon Premium Vanilla 2 Theme
Silicon is a premium theme for Vanilla 2 forums. Silicon uses a minimalistic approach based on a strong emphasis on user photos, simple icons, and large easy-to-read text. Silicon features a soothing deep-blue color scheme and a prominent display of categories. It also comes included with two additional color schemes: Silicon Red and Silicon Green!
Silicon uses a CSS feature called @font-face to render all of its icons as text rather than images, which improves page load-time. Because the icons can be changed just by modifying the CSS, this also makes it easier for you to customize Silicon to your liking, no need for any expensive image editing tools!
OZONE – Premium Vanilla 2 Theme
OZONE is a premium theme for Vanilla 2 forums. OZONE is a clean theme that focuses on readability and striking a good balance of color and whitespace, subtly enhanced with CSS3 effects.
Ideal – A vBulletin 4 Suite Theme
Ideal is a premium theme for the full vBulletin 4.x suite: the CMS and blog in addition to the forum. It was designed to serve those vBulletin users who want a more clean, modern look for their vBulletin-based site. Though Ideal features full suite customization, the theme will work with forum-only installations.
Clear Colours PHPBB3 Skin
Clean and Modern Design that will look great on any community!
Fully layered PSD Files included for easy customization!
Now Updated to Version Two!
Comes in Green, Orange, Purple, Blue, Gray and Red
Vision PHPBB Skin
Vision PHPBB Skin Best suitable for the clients who purchased the vision theme here on themeforest and wordpress theme purchasers or individuals they can change graphical header for the phpbb Skin by editing the AI File included with the Skin.
Help file for Installation Included
Adobe Illustrator File for the Graphical Header.
BusinessForum phpbb Skin
Easy to customize via CSS.
Files Included : PSD Template / Help Document for Installation.