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YaBB Alternatives

YaBB is described as '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!' and is an app in the business & commerce category. There are more than 25 alternatives to YaBB for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Windows. 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 YaBB are Simple Machines Forum, MyBB, NodeBB and FluxBB.

YaBB alternatives are mainly Comment Platforms but may also be Customer Feedback Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of YaBB.
This page was last updated Apr 6, 2022
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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...

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  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.

  2. Flarum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Apache HTTP Server

    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.



  3. phpBB

    • 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.

  4. Simple Machines Forum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  5. MyBB

    • 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.



  6. NodeBB

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Sandstorm.io
    • 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.

  7. FluxBB

    • 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.

    Discontinued

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  8. Invision Community

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  9. Vanilla

    • 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.

  10. XenForo

    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Self-Hosted
    • MariaDB
    • PHP

    Xenforo is a commercial forum software developped by former VBulletin developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan.

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