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 Oct 13, 2021

      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
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    1. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • 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
      • Self-Hosted
      miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      LayerBB is a small yet feature rich community software which enables you to quickly and easily start your own community. It offers great flexibility and easily customisable.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
      YaBB is a free Perl forum (bulletin board) system that has rivaled professional message boards for years. YaBB provides chat for visitors where they can post any time and reply to anyone!.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      PHP-based CMS built for forums and community building.
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    2. FlaskBB is a fast, simple and extensible forum software. It is being developed in Python/Flask under the permissive BSD 3-Clause license.
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