A better community platform for the modern web.

NodeBB is next generation forum software. It's powerful, mobile-ready and easy to use.

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The best solution for engaging and retaining customers.

From brand communities to product support boards, forums are a great way to engage and provide value to your audience.

At NodeBB, our mission is to provide forum software with all the modern features and performance you’ve come to expect from the social and mobile web.

NodeBB powers thousands of communities, including...

Start your community with NodeBB.
Select the forum option that works best for you:
Open Source
Self-starters and developers, nodejs enthusiasts
For the tech savvy DIY pro, install and maintain NodeBB on your own server.
Instant Hosting
Growing businesses and groups
Want to get your forum going right away without any set-up hassles? Our monthly hosting plans are for you.
Large organizations that prefer custom-built solutions
A tailored, high-performance forum for enterprise customers that integrates with your existing infrastructure.

“NodeBB is hands down the best I have ever used from both management and user perspectives Due to the need for GDPR compliance, and a desire to update the technology base from PHP, wanted to migrate the pfSense community to a new forum, and NodeBB fit our needs. The migration process was surprisingly simple, and customizing the colors and icons was painless. The UI is great, our users really like it, and the performance is excellent. NodeBB makes GDPR compliance exceedingly simple, everything is mobile and SEO-friendly out of the box, and general maintenance is a lot easier compared to our old forum. As a bonus, the NodeBB support team is available whenever we run into trouble. NodeBB is the most attractive piece of open source forum software we’ve found.”

Jim Thompson Netgate
Jim Thompson

“When we decided it was time to revamp our community we contemplated several possible solutions. We finally opted for NodeBB, and we couldn't be happier. We're using a modern, actively developed forum software. Numbers confirm that our user engagement skyrocketed and there was not a single comment from our users that would say that the old forums were better which, I think, speaks for itself.”

Why NodeBB?

  • Mobile-first responsive

    NodeBB is mobile-first, allowing for a perfect experience on every device and screen.

  • Internationalization

    Built-in localization support with over 50 languages actively translated.

  • Search optimized

    Enhance your rankings with human-readable URLs, semantic HTML with embedded microdata, and more.

  • Social authentication integration

    Easy sharing of content to Facebook, Google, and Twitter, bringing more visitors to your community.

  • Real-time streaming

    Interact faster with instant notifications, streaming posts, and real-time chats.

  • Native analytics

    Your analytics dashboard has the real-time tools to show what content your users enjoy most.

Grow your community

Drive user engagement with NodeBB.

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