Forumbee

Forumbee

Custom community forum creation tool

5/5 (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.

Pricing

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Free Trial
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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Forumbee Reviews

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Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 1/19/2018
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

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!

Cons

It can be a little difficult to keep track of all of the users. I feel it can visually become a little cluttered and disorganized.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

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

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 7/9/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

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.

Cons

The largest downside to ForumBee is their unwillingness to connect on the phone. I can appreciate the value of them doing this; however, it's been a frustration for us to not be able to develop a deeper relationship with them. We want to be a part of making ForumBee better, but it's going to be difficult when all communication is based in email.

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Great Experience

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 10/19/2018
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.

Pros

Has a straightforward, easy to use but robust set of features

Cons

I would like to add users to a specific category, which can only be done right now with closed categories, otherwise they are invited to the forum generally. This is not a big deal.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Forumbee Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Content Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Electronic Payments
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for Forumbee

Key features of Forumbee

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

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.

  • Forumbee FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Forumbee.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forumbee offer?

    Forumbee offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    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

    Q. What are the main features of Forumbee?

    Forumbee offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Forumbee?

    Forumbee has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Forumbee support?

    Forumbee supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forumbee offer?

    Forumbee has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Forumbee support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Forumbee supports

    Q. What other apps does Forumbee integrate with?

    Forumbee integrates with the following applications:

    Front, Google Maps, Slack, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Forumbee offer?

    Forumbee offers the following support options:

    Forum, Online Support