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 38K GitHub stars and 8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Discourse's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Discourse?
158 companies reportedly use Discourse in their tech stacks, including Twitter, ROBLOX, and Heroku.
112 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Discourse.
WordPress, Zendesk, Zapier, Coda, and Tray.io are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discourse. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Discourse.
Pros of Discourse
Better than a stereotypical forum
Perfect for communities of any size
It's perfect to build real communities
Made by same folks from stackoverflow
Built with Ember.js
Great customer support
Made by consolidated team with a working business
Translated into a lot of Languages
Easy flag resolution
- 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?
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Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.
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.
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It is a commercial Internet forum software package written in the PHP programming language.