XenForo Alternatives

    XenForo is described as '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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to XenForo 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 XenForo are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source), NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source) and FluxBB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 7, 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • 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. 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.
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      Most users think MyBB is a great alternative to XenForo.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • MongoDB
      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      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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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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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      Vanilla vs XenForo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Because it is great, and does what I need it to do. Better then XenForo
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It's amazing! All the same tools, just more convenient.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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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      • Android
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      • PHP
      vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software written in PHP using a MySQL database server.
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