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We've compiled a list of 44 free and paid alternatives to Vanilla. The primary competitors include Discourse, phpBB. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Vanilla and Flarum, Get Satisfaction, vBulletin. Also you can look at other similar options here: Social Software.

Open Source

Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.

Free Open Source

Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution.

Free Open Source

Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun.

Get Satisfaction is a community platform that helps companies create engaging customer experiences...

vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software produced by Jelsoft...

Free Open Source

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

Free Open Source

FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website.

Simple Machines Forum
Free Open Source

Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows...

Free Open Source

bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress.

Free Open Source

MyBB is a discussion board software that runs on PHP and MySQL

Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum...

Vanilla Overview

Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites.

It's available in two editions: an opensource and self-hosted version and an optimized cloud hosted version with premium features.

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