Open Source vBulletin Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to vBulletin is Discourse. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Flarum or phpBB. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to vBulletin and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to vBulletin are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source) and FluxBB (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 10, 2021

    Platforms

    • Self-Hosted
    • Online
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • PHP
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Joomla
    • Cloudron
    • Docker
    • Node.JS
    • Perl
    • Flask
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • MariaDB
    • MongoDB
    • Ruby

    Features

    • Customer Feedback
    • Support for Themes
    • CMS
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Lightweight
    • Multiple languages
    • Integrated Spam Protection
    • Responsive design
    • REST API
    • Skinnable
    • Slack integration
    • Flat File CMS
    • Infinite scroll
    • Interactive tutorials
    • Knowledge base
    • Live Push Notifications
    • Minecraft

    License

    × Clear
    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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