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Alternatives to XenForo

InVision, Flarum, Discourse, WordPress, and Threads Forum are the most popular alternatives and competitors to XenForo.
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What is XenForo and what are its top alternatives?

It is a commercial Internet forum software package written in the PHP programming language.
XenForo is a tool in the Forums category of a tech stack.
XenForo is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to XenForo's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to XenForo

  • InVision
    InVision

    InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision. ...

  • Flarum
    Flarum

    Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free. ...

  • Discourse
    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. ...

  • WordPress
    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Threads Forum
    Threads Forum

    It is designed to help teams inform, discuss, and make decisions at scale. For leaders at every level of a company, it is a platform for work that best delivers on decision making by tapping into the collective wisdom of an entire team, providing everyone with a voice to assure better business outcomes. ...

  • PeerBoard
    PeerBoard

    It is a modern community platform designed to live as an organic part of your existing website or product. Now you can easily create an engaged discussion space wherever your users already are - no more siloed external platforms or legacy forums! ...

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InVision

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PROS OF INVISION
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    Collaborative
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    Simple
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    Pretty
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    Quick
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    Works with lots of devices
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    Free
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    Cool for remote team prototyping
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    It revolutionized the way I share work with clients
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    Legendary customer support
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    Dropbox Integration
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    Collaboration
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    Easy
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    Rapid Prototyping
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    LiveShare
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    They are always improving the product suite
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    Allows for a comprehensive workflow
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    Annotation
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    Beautiful UI
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    Brings mockups to life
CONS OF INVISION
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    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 468.4K views

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    Nadia Matveyeva
    UI Designer at freelancer · | 5 upvotes · 42.6K views
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    I am working on a project for a client, I need to provide them with ideas and prototypes. They all have Adobe XD, but not InVision - I am the only one who will have that if purchased. I am trying to decide what would be the best tool to hand off the work to a developer who in terms will be working in PySide (Qt related) or Tkinter. Is there any benefits to me or the developer to work in Adobe XD or InVision. I am just trying to use the best tool to get the job done between the two.

    Thank you in advance! Nadia

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    Flarum logo

    Flarum

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    Delightfully simple open-source forum software
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    PROS OF FLARUM
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      Elegant
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      Open source
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      Fast
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      Simple
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      UX
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      Extendable
    CONS OF FLARUM
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      Discourse

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      The 100% open source, next-generation discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
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      PROS OF DISCOURSE
      • 27
        Open source
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        Fast
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        Email digests
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        Better than a stereotypical forum
      • 8
        Perfect for communities of any size
      • 7
        Built with Ember.js
      • 7
        It's perfect to build real communities
      • 7
        Made by same folks from stackoverflow
      • 6
        Great customer support
      • 3
        Made by consolidated team with a working business
      • 3
        Translated into a lot of Languages
      • 3
        Configurations
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        Easy flag resolution
      CONS OF DISCOURSE
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        Heavy on server
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        Difficult to extend
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        Notifications aren't great on mobile due to being a PWA

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      Josh Dzielak
      Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 19 upvotes · 390.6K views

      Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

      I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

      It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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      WordPress logo

      WordPress

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      PROS OF WORDPRESS
      • 412
        Customizable
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        Easy to manage
      • 351
        Plugins & themes
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        Non-tech colleagues can update website content
      • 246
        Really powerful
      • 144
        Rapid website development
      • 77
        Best documentation
      • 51
        Codex
      • 44
        Product feature set
      • 35
        Custom/internal social network
      • 15
        Open source
      • 8
        Great for all types of websites
      • 6
        Huge install and user base
      • 5
        Best
      • 5
        It's simple and easy to use by any novice
      • 5
        Perfect example of user collaboration
      • 5
        Open Source Community
      • 5
        Most websites make use of it
      • 5
        I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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        Community
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        API-based CMS
      • 3
        Easy To use
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        <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
      CONS OF WORDPRESS
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        Plugins are of mixed quality
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        Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
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        Not best backend UI
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        Complex Organization
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        Great Security

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      Dale Ross
      Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 1.2M views

      I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

      I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

      Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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      Siddhant Sharma
      Tech Connoisseur at Channelize.io · | 12 upvotes · 879.8K views

      WordPress Magento PHP Java Swift JavaScript

      Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

      Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

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      Threads Forum

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      A modern forum for work where focused discussions and decisions take place
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          PeerBoard

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