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    MyBB Alternatives

    MyBB is described as 'is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MyBB for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Discourse. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Flarum or phpBB. Other great apps like MyBB are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), Flatboard (Free, Open Source), NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source) and FluxBB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 13, 2021
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    • 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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    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.
    2. 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.
      Flarum vs MyBB opinions
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      Still early development, limited features by comparison and forum structure/layout are quite different from traditional. Good features by default, but not the same methodologies for those comfortable with traditional discussion boards.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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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.
    3. 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.
    4. A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and Fast flat-file forum system written in PHP and Json.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Sandstorm.io
      • MongoDB
      • Redis
      • Cloudron
      • Node.JS
      A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      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.

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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.
    5. Invision Community (previously known as IPB, IPS, Invision Power Suite, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc.
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • MariaDB
      • PHP
      Xenforo is a commercial forum software developped by former VBulletin developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan.
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