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    NodeBB Alternatives

    NodeBB is described as 'A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NodeBB 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 NodeBB are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source), FluxBB (Free, Open Source) and ZeroTalk (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2021
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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.
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      Most users think Flarum is a great alternative to NodeBB.
      Has a similar modern look, powered by php.
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      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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      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.
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      MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.


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      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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      Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and alternativeto.net/software/json for the database distributed by the network .
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      Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites.
    3. 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.
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      Xenforo is a commercial forum software developped by former VBulletin developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan.
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