May 11, 2022, Nabilla R. (Hostinger)
Creating an on-line forum is a great way to engage with your target audience and nurture communication with different communities.
An online forum usually focuses on a specific subject, from technology and politics to hobbies and recent trends. Many business owners use forum platforms to market their products and services to a broader audience.
The list below is a curated collection of the 11 best forum software tools we recommend for those who want to create their own forums.
1. phpBB – Hundreds of free extensions available
2. MyBB – Fewer extensions available
3. Vanilla Forums – Some free add-ons, more paid extensions
4. WordPress – A lot of paid and free plugins are available
5. Joomla! – Fewer plugins available
6. Drupal – Lots of paid and free modules available
7. Simple Machines Forum – Large collection of modules available
8. FluxBB – Limited plugin options
9. Codoforum – Free and paid plugins available
10. Discourse – Lots of free and paid plugins available
11. Flarum – Free and paid plugins available
Let’s explore some of the best community forum software options in more detail: