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Discourse

The 100% open source, next-generation discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
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What is Discourse?

Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line. Replies are attached to the bottom and top of each post, so you can optionally expand the context of the conversation – without breaking your flow.
Discourse is a tool in the Forums category of a tech stack.
Discourse is an open source tool with 34.3K GitHub stars and 7.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Discourse's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Discourse?

Companies
158 companies reportedly use Discourse in their tech stacks, including Twitter, ROBLOX, and Heroku.

Developers
95 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Discourse.

Discourse Integrations

WordPress, Zendesk, Zapier, Coda, and Tray.io are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discourse. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Discourse.
Pros of Discourse
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Open source
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Fast
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Email digests
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Better than a stereotypical forum
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Perfect for communities of any size
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Made by same folks from stackoverflow
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Built with Ember.js
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It's perfect to build real communities
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Great customer support
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Made by consolidated team with a working business
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Translated into a lot of Languages
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Configurations
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Easy flag resolution

Discourse's Features

  • Remembers your place
  • Log in with … anything
  • Paste to share images
  • Search that actually works
  • Scalable moderation
  • Bring your friends
  • Your stuff belongs to you
  • Comprehensive API

Discourse Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Discourse?
Disqus
Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next.
Flarum
Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.
Discord
Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
XenForo
It is a commercial Internet forum software package written in the PHP programming language.
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Discourse's Followers
200 developers follow Discourse to keep up with related blogs and decisions.