Fully featured from the start.
Our forums give you and your community the full experience at no extra cost.
Compare our features to those of our competitors.
|User limits||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||25 online||Unlimited|
|Custom logo and style|
|Use your own domain name|
|Private group messages|
|Default legal documents to reduce your liability|
|Online Members List|
|Can change username|
|Security & spam protection|
|Inline moderation tools|
|Stop Forum Spam|
|External link malware protection|
|Full API access to all functionality|
vBulletin has a global calendar for events, but does not support events within forums, event attendance, event notifications.
Vanilla has an API but you need to pay more for it. Whilst you can do a lot with the API, not everything that the site does can be done with the API.
Where is Discourse? As of writing Discourse is in a beta period and their pricing and features have not yet stabilised to allow us to perform a comparison.