Never worry about
performance and scalability again.

Our high-performance community discussion platform offers fast and dependable performance that will support even the biggest and most active community.

Customizable Open Source Forums

NodeBB forums look great on all devices – phone, tablet, or desktop. Customize colors, icons, layout, and more with a few clicks.

Need an even more customized look? No problem, we provide full in-house design services for our Enterprise clients, contact us for more details.

Great conversations start with great tools

Posting Topics and Replies

Choose between a “What You See is What You Get” editor or a Markdown editor to compose topics and replies.

Real-time Chat

Chats take private messaging to a whole new level. Native multi-tasking support allows you to have streaming conversations with multiple people side-by-side.

Real-time Notifications

NodeBB integrates real-time events in the background – your users are notified instantly when someone follows them, likes their post, or subscribes to their topics.

User-created Groups

Keep your users engaged and connected with each other via groups. Each group page has an activity feed and plugins can extend functionality with features such as a calendar and a photo gallery.


Users can tag topics, adding an extra dimension beyond categorization and making it easy to find related content.

Advanced Search

Find the content you’re looking for with the help of several search filters designed to fine-tune your search results.

Roles &

Grant privileges to individual users or groups, allowing you to create read-only categories or hide them altogether. Give forum members elevated roles such as “Moderator” so they can police your community.

Be in Control

NodeBB’s administration system makes it easy to control all aspects of your forum. Create an unlimited number of administrator and moderator accounts. Set permissions on each account according to your needs.

Real-time Analytics Dashboard

Be in control with access to trending content, user activity, and other forum metrics. Create custom reports for any user actions. Then export the data into your favourite analytics software.

Drag-and-Drop Widgets

Add new functionality to your forum via the widgets system. You can add new content via an HTML widget or customize your forum’s presentation with over a dozen other widgets by dragging and dropping it onto a widget area on your forum.

Access powerful extensions and plugins

Choose from over 500 plugins and themes. Download and install them directly from the control panel in one click.


Unparalleled moderation tools give your moderators full control over the content of your forum. Designed for both small and large-scale teams in mind.

Customise HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

Tweak your forum’s design to your heart’s content. Don’t worry – if something goes wrong, reverting is a snap. You can even include scripts from third party vendors such as Google Analytics.


NodeBB has a publically facing Read API as well as a RESTful Write API, making it easy to integrate with your software.

Spam Prevention

NodeBB integrates with several spam prevention tools including Akismet, StopForumSpam, and Project Honeypot.

Valuable Integrations

Everyone’s favorite third-party cloud-based services, apps, and products at your fingertips.

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