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. 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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    2. Get Satisfaction is a community platform that helps companies create engaging customer experiences by fostering online conversations about their products and services at every stage of the lifecycle.
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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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      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.


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      Previously, ChangeAView.com, now rebranded as Ceasefire, the website is based on the principles founded by the reddit community /r/ChangeMyView, and it aims to encourage insult-free discussions, and exploration of opposite points of view.
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    3. AsmBB is high performance web forum software, written entirely in assembly language. It is very lightweight, but provides decent set of features and ultimate performance.
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    4. DebateIsland.com is a leading online debate platform which uses A.I. to revolutionize online debating. The site features numerous debating formats including Casual, "Persuade Me," Formalish, Formal Traditional Debating, and Lincoln-Douglas Debating.
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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

      Discontinued

      Last release was 4 years ago. Last commit was 2 years ago.

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