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vBulletin alternatives

  • Discourse

  • Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy.

    tags: community-solution forums integrated-spam-protection live-push-notifications mobile-friendly
    platform: Online Self-Hosted Ruby JavaScript Docker
  • Flarum

  • Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. Flarum is developed openly on GitHub.

    tags: extensible forum-platform forums php self-hosted
    platform: Self-Hosted PHP
  • phpBB

  • Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.2 “Rhea” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

    tags: customer-feedback forums php
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux PHP
  • Simple Machines Forum

  • Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.

    tags: bbs cms forums mysql php
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted
  • MyBB

  • MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.With everything from forums to threads, posts to private messages, search to profiles, and reputation to warnings, MyBB features everything you need to run an efficient and captivating community. Through plugins and themes, you can extend MyBB's functionality to build your community exactly as you'd like it.

    tags: chat-clients forums mysql php
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • NodeBB

  • NodeBB is an open source forum software that's free and easy to use.

    tags: node.js bulletin-board forum-platform discussion-forum
    platform: Online Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis Cloudron
  • bbPress

  • bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress. Its focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. bbPress will try to keep things as small and light as possible while still allowing great add-on feature possibilities.

    tags: bulletin-board forums mysql php
    platform: Online
  • XenForo

  • A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    tags: ajax bbs bulletin forums html5
    platform: Windows Linux Online
  • IP.Board

  • Invision Power Board (abbreviated IPB, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc. It is written in PHP and primarily uses MySQL as a database management system, although support for other database engines is available.

    tags: bbs forums ipboard php
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • Vanilla

  • Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites.

    tags: forum-platform forums
    platform: Online Self-Hosted
  • FluxBB

  • FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website. FluxBB was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website. FluxBB produces valid XHTML 1.0 Strict pages, supports UTF-8 and is Free to use (GNU GPL)

    tags: bulletin-board forums
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • WoltLab Suite

  • WoltLab Suite (formerly Burning Board) is an enterprise grade CMS built for communities and forums.

    tags: bulletin-board forums web-design
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted PHP
  • YaBB

  • Communicate with the world…

    tags: customer-feedback forums perl
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Self-Hosted Perl
  • PunBB

  • PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

    tags: bulletin-board forums lightweight php
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Spirit-Project

  • Spirit is a modern discussion platform.

    tags: community-solution django forums mobile-first
    platform: Self-Hosted