A better forum platform for the modern web.

The next generation forum software that's free and easy to use.

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Customizable. Themable. Social.

Keep users engaged by gamifying your community.


Designed to have little overhead and to be as efficient as possible.


Interfaces are designed with simplicity, ease-of-use, and speed in mind.


Tons of plugins and themes available to extend the functionality of NodeBB.

Internationalization NodeBB has built-in multilingual support to provide a localized user interface and translatable content.
Realtime Streaming See the conversation as it unfolds with realtime streaming of topics and posts.
Single Sign-on SSO makes it easy for visitors to become members on your NodeBB site. Registration has never been so easy.
Theming Change the look and feel of your NodeBB site. You can use themes contributed by others or create your own to match your existing website!
Plugins We have many plugins to choose from that will enhance your community's user experience.
Services We offer professional services from migration, integration to theming and community management. Let us help you jump start your community today!
Responsive NodeBB is mobile-first and was developed to be a perfect experience no matter what device it's viewed on. It looks great on all devices or screen resolutions.
Social Integration NodeBB makes it simple to share content from your community to Facebook, Google, and Twitter which in return brings more visitors to your community.
Roles & Permissions Control fine-grained, role-based permissions that can be assigned per category. Assign multiple roles to individual users. This is perfect for your private community.
Support Ask other users for advice on features, customization and running a community in our community forums.
Chat Built in chat and instant messaging support that enables your users to interact with each other.
SEO Human-readable URLs, semantic HTML with embedded microdata, and many more SEO features.