Forumbee Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Forumbee

Custom community forum creation tool

5.0/5 (3 reviews)

Forumbee overview

Forumbee is a cloud-based community forum creation solution which allows users to create public, private, hidden, and restricted-access forums for Q&As, discussion, feedback and idea generation, knowledgebase articles, and more. Forums are ad-free, independent of social networks, and can be customized with a built-in theme or users’ own branding, logos, and message.

Forumbee includes a range of moderation tools, giving users control over the content posted in their community and the ability to manage, suspend, and ban those who break community rules. Activity streams can be monitored in real time across the community, enabling users to identify new topics and comments which require their input or attention. Topics and posts can be filtered and sorted, either across the community as a whole or in specific forums, allowing users to find topics with no replies, unanswered questions, and feedback that has not been given a status. Posts can also be searched for with a full text search, and results narrowed down by post type, forum, or post status. Important topics or comments can be pinned or highlighted to be featured at the top of the forum or post, and users can also mark individual comments as the official response to a question or topic. Spam, inappropriate, or duplicate comments or posts can be removed, discussions can be closed to prevent further comments, and moderators can also restore any posts which were mistakenly deleted.

Forumbee also includes customizable user profiles, member activity tracking, user management tools, email notifications, support for embedded images and video as well as file attachments in multiple formats, and more.
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Forumbee screenshot: Forumbee can be used to create forums for discussion, Q&As, feedback or idea generation, and help articlesForumbee screenshot: Forums created with Forumbee are mobile-responsive and can be accessed through any web browserForumbee screenshot: Users can apply one of Forumbee's built-in themes to their community, or add custom CSS to fully customize the designForumbee screenshot: Users can view real-time activity streams in Forumbee to find posts requiring attentionForumbee screenshot: Moderators can edit posts, pin topics, or close discussions with ForumbeeForumbee screenshot: Forumbee allows users to invite members, assign moderators, and block rule-breakersForumbee screenshot: Forumbee allows users to track community activity, unanswered questions, discussions without replies, and more

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Melanie Banis

Steamlining an abstract idea

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-19
Review Source: Software Advice

We use forumbee for our Community as a Church as an alternative to social media sites. Its more organized and targeted for discussions and questions asked by the parishioners. It has created a private space where people can post about relevant topics. I'm not sure if anyone else has considered using a forum style software for something like a Parish But it has brought us together (especially the younger crowd) in a whole new way. Get creative with it!

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Robbie Poe

After spending months researching and testing different forum options, ForumBee won hands down!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-07-09
Review Source: Capterra

Everything. We tried multiple forum providers including Plush, Mobilize, Facebook Groups, and Vanilla Forums. All for different reasons, none of these guys were able to meet our needs. ForumBee literally has everything that we were looking for to support our 6000+ member community. We are so thankful for them, and we highly recommend them.

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Anonymous

Great Experience

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

As a membership organization trying to find our first community platform that could work for a broad audience from the tech averse to the tech savvy, after much evaluation we chose ForumBee. Alexia and her team are a pleasure to work with and are super responsive. The pricing is modest compared to other platforms that might have more bells and whistles which may, or may not get used. Has a straightforward, easy to use but robust set of features

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Forumbee pricing

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Subscription
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All plans offer unlimited posting and public members.

Pro: $49 per month - 100 private members, 2 moderators
Premium: $99 per month - 500 private members, 5 moderators
Enterprise: $199 per month - 10000 private members, 20 moderators

Forumbee features

Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export

API (171 other apps)
Access Control (49 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (63 other apps)
Content Management (66 other apps)
Custom Forms (53 other apps)
Customizable Templates (87 other apps)
Discount Management (44 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (69 other apps)
Electronic Payments (65 other apps)
Order Processing (44 other apps)
Product Catalog (59 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (59 other apps)
SSL Security (49 other apps)
Search Functionality (65 other apps)
Third Party Integration (99 other apps)
eCommerce Integration (46 other apps)
eCommerce Management (60 other apps)

Additional information for Forumbee

Key features of Forumbee

  • Full text search
  • Video embedding
  • User avatars
  • User profile fields
  • WYSIWYG text editor
  • Multi-format file attachments
  • Data export
  • Customizable branding
  • Community analytics
  • Activity trend charts
  • Email notifications
  • Discussion forums
  • Q&A forums
  • Feedback and idea forums
  • Knowledgebase & articles
  • Image uploads
  • Syntax highlighter
  • Restricted-access forums
  • Hidden forums
  • Email invitations
  • Email domain-based access
  • Social sharing
  • Topic voting
  • Topic, forum, and people following
  • Recent activity feed
  • Full moderation controls
  • User management
  • User banning/suspension
  • Custom user titles
  • Pinned topics and comments
  • Featured responses
  • Unanswered questions reports
  • Unreplied topics reports
  • Locked forums and topics
  • Post flagging
  • Custom CSS
  • Feedback burndown chart
  • Custom reply-to email addresses
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Benefits

Professionally-designed themes are built in, and users can select from these with the ability to change the color palette, or apply their own styles by adding custom CSS.

User activity can be monitored in real time, and moderators can control content, close discussions, remove inappropriate, duplicate, or spam posts, and more.

Posts can be sorted by the most views, likes, or replies, and users can also filter topics with no replies, unanswered questions, and feedback with no status.

Important topics, such as announcements, can be pinned to the top of the forum, and the best comments featured within a topic, with the option to label them as official responses.

Members can customize their profiles with an avatar, location, bio, and links, and can view the activity and community response stats for other members on their profiles.

The dashboard shows key community activity, including recent postings, activity charts, maps of recent visitors, trends, and more.