NodeBB by NodeBB
Price: Free - Custom

NodeBB is a next-generation discussion platform that utilizes web sockets for instant interactions and real-time notifications. It's powerful, mobile-ready and easy to use.

A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service. NodeBB integrates into your existing website and social media networks, allowing you to maximize your outreach and establish close relationships with your users. By being available to respond to customer feedback, you generate a rapport with the consumer which can generate additional sales.

NodeBB is mobile-first, allowing for a perfect experience no matter what device or resolution it's viewed on. NodeBB's user interface has built-in localization support, with over 50 languages actively translated. Enhance the visibility of your community with human-readable URLs, semantic HTML with embedded microdata, and more. NodeBB makes it simple to share content to Facebook, Google, and Twitter, bringing more visitors to your community. Interact with your userbase faster than ever before with instant notifications, streaming posts, and real-time chats. NodeBB's Analytics Dashboard has real-time graphs and tools to help you find out what content your users enjoy most.

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Who are the target customers of NodeBB and why should they use it?

While we believe many kinds of companies can benefit from creating a forum, here are a few example industries where this kind of deep customer engagement is particularly helpful:Gaming - for player info sharing, hints, support

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What is NodeBB and how can it help your business?

NodeBB is forum software for the modern Internet. NodeBB is built using the Node.js server-side Javascript platform, and delivers unmatched performance. It has been designed from the ground up to be clean and user-friendly, with

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What are some best hosted forum solutions?

Forums (bulletin boards) are not “chat rooms” where people exchange typed messages in real-time, but a discussion board on any particular topic of interest where people can follow the discussion and type in their own feedback

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What is the difference between the Discourse Hosted Solutions and the One Time Install?

Both, the hosted plans and the one time install provide the same set of features. The key difference between the two is that there is no support provided by Discourse for the one time install while the hosted plans come with support.

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