Alternatives to Vanilla for all platforms with any license

  • Discourse

    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...

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Web Self-Hosted Ruby JavaScript Docker

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    • Provides a similar modern look to Vanilla that is missing in other legacy forums. But a warning, it runs on Ruby on Rails instead of PHP. Guest • Jul 2015 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • phpBB

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux PHP

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    • Vanilla is similar to yammer , but phpBB is to forums like mybb. Thank you. PS. This website is very cool because the users can find different options. Congratulations! Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Simple Machines Forum

    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. Its powerful...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • MyBB

    MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for. With everything from forums to threads...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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  • NodeBB

    NodeBB is an open source forum software that's free and easy to use. A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis Cloudron

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  • bbPress

    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...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Get Satisfaction

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

    Commercial Web

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  • vBulletin

    vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software produced by Jelsoft Enterprises. It is written in PHP using a MySQL database server.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... PHP

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  • XenForo

    A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    Commercial $ $ $ MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted MariaDB PHP

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  • Invision Community (IP.Board)

    Invision Community is a flexible, feature-packed and easy to customize platform that powers some of the biggest and best communities on the web.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web Self-Hosted

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  • FluxBB

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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  • PunBB

    PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • WoltLab Suite

    WoltLab Suite (formerly Burning Board) is an enterprise grade CMS built for communities and forums.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted ... PHP

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  • Spirit-Project

    Spirit is a modern discussion platform. Notifications Receive an automatic notification everytime someone mentions your @name, quotes you or answers to your...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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