Thredded Alternatives

    Thredded is described as '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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Thredded for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Linux 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 Thredded are Kialo (Free), Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source) and NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source).

    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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    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. It is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB. It aims to be:
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      • 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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    3. Kialo is an easy to use, yet powerful tool to engage in thoughtful discussion, understand different points of view, and help with collaborative decision-making.
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    4. 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
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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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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
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      • Sandstorm.io
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      • 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.
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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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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • ZeroNet
      Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and alternativeto.net/software/json for the database distributed by the network ZeroNet
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