Alternatives to bbPress for all platforms with any license

  • Discourse icon


    Discourse is an opensource discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Ruby GitHub

  • phpBB icon


    Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PHP

  • Flarum icon


    Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • IP.Board icon


    Invision Power Board (abbreviated IPB, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • vBulletin icon


    vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software produced by Jelsoft Enterprises. It is written in PHP using a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone PHP

  • XenForo icon


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

    Commercial Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • MyBB icon


    MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for. With...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Vanilla icon


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

    Freemium Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • FluxBB icon


    FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website. FluxBB was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Burning Board

    WoltLab Burning Board is a fast, professional and reliable discussion board solution for your internet site.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted PHP

  • NodeBB icon


    NodeBB is an open source forum software that's free and easy to use. A community forum allows you to engage and retain...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Spirit-Project

    Spirit is a modern discussion platform. Notifications Receive an automatic notification everytime someone mentions your @name...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • ZeroTalk icon


    Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and for the database distributed by the...

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python ... JSON JavaScript ZeroNet

  • MUUT icon


    it's basically a closed source self hosted new and re-thinked forum solution, which can also work as commenting system.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • TangoBB icon


    TangoBB, formerly Iko, is an open source forum project that aims to create a free forum for everyone with the standards of web 2.0. ...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    OCFHollaines Discontinued

    PCFHollaines is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website. OCFHollaines was designed as a lighter, faster...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • YaBB icon


    YaBB is a free Perl forum (bulletin board) system that has rivaled professional message boards for years. YaBB provides chat for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Perl

  • IkoBB

    IkoBB is a new open source bulletin board which aim it is to fullfill the wishes and dreams of it's community. New technologies...

    Open Source Self-Hosted PHP

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    GZ Forum Scripts

    Gz Forum Scripts is an open source online forum software. It provides an easy way to manage posts, topic, replies, categories and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • PunBB.NET

    PunBB.NET is a forum written using the ASP.NET technology. This forum is simple, fast and lightweight. The forum's core itself...

    Open Source Windows

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    Phorum is open source forum software with a penchant for speed. Phorum's very flexible hook and module system can satisfy every...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • PlushForums icon


    Plush is the most polished, user-friendly forum experience ever, featuring real-time discussions, beautiful design, an...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Flazy icon


    A web application not bloated with superfluous features or complicated configuration settings. Flazy is a simple yet powerful tool —...

    Free Self-Hosted

  • PHP Forum Script icon

    PHP Forum Script

    PHP Forum Script by PHPJabbers is the perfect online forum software for all kinds of websites! It contains all must-have features of a...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Advanced Electron Forums (AEF) icon

    Advanced Electron Forums (AEF)

    AEFs full name is Advanced Electron Forum. This bulletin board software is free software. It is written in PHP and MySQL. AEF has a...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • Kunena icon


    Kunena is the ideal forum extension for Joomla. It's free, fully integrated, and no bridges or hacks are required. Want to know...

    Free Self-Hosted Joomla

  • XMB icon


    XMB is a lightweight PHP forum software with all the features you need to support a growing community. With outstanding community...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • miniBB icon


    miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum. If you want a lite, simple and stable message board...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • FlaskBB

    FlaskBB is forum software written in Python using the micro framework Flask. You can easily create new topics, posts and send other...

    Free Self-Hosted Python Flask

  • YaBB SE Discontinued

    YaBB SE is a PHP/MySQL port of the popular forum software YaBB (Yet another Bulletin Board)....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted ... PHP

bbPress Comments

For an example of bbPress in action see dropbox

Comment by Thelle
about bbPress Aug 2011

bbPress is currently used to power the dropbox forum. I think it looks nice.. Go and have a look:


Easy, small, clean, fast and WordPress integration (althoug ...

Comment by Pr1me
about bbPress Jun 2011

Easy, small, clean, fast and WordPress integration (although not perfect). While it has been around for some years (at least 3) the project is still not very mature. You can install bbPress as a standalone forum but in the nearby future, bbPress will continue as a WordPress plugin instead for better integration.