Alternatives to XenForo for all platforms with Free License

  • 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 Windows Linux Self-Hosted PHP

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  • 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 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 Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • Vanilla

    Vanilla is a powerfully simple discussion forum you can easily customize to make as unique as your community.

    • It's amazing! All the same tools, just more convenient. Guest • Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Because it is great, and does what I need it to do. Better then XenForo Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Open Source 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 Windows Linux Web

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  • NodeBB

    NodeBB is next generation forum software. It's powerful, mobile-ready and easy to use.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Web Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis Cloudron ... Node.JS

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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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  • Thredded

    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...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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