ArmorForums Alternatives

    ArmorForums is described as 'Platform for creating free private forums on a subdomain and cloud hosted software developed and maintained by ArmorForums. Free hosting services for forum websites and full control over settings, users, content and more' and is an website in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ArmorForums, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Discourse. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try phpBB or Simple Machines Forum. Other great sites and apps similar to ArmorForums are MyBB (Free, Open Source), Vanilla (Free Personal, Open Source), XenForo (Paid) and vBulletin (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 13, 2021

    1. 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. Self-hosted Discourse software is free, hosting service is paid.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      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.
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    2. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites.
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      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • MariaDB
      • PHP
      Xenforo is a commercial forum software developped by former VBulletin developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan. It is a strong and popular software for big communities.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • PHP
      vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software written in PHP using a MySQL database server.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Feature-rich and lightning fast forums. Works standalone or as a Rails engine. Markdown by default, with plugins for code highlighting, KaTeX math, and BBCode. No JavaScript required. Easy deployment on Heroku or with Ansible.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Hittly is a membership community software for creators to build an audience, grow organically, moderate it effectively and monetize it by selling site memberships. Start building a loyal army of followers now!.
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