About vBulletin

vBulletin is the world's #1 community-building software, powering well over 100,000 sites around the globe. It's easy to use, easy to customize, and features a vibrant 3rd party development community that creates an ever-growing list of add-ons that extend the functionality of the core product. These attributes along with vBulletin’s #1 reputation for security have made vBulletin the premium software of choice for forum owners everywhere.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Features

Total features of vBulletin: 6

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Group Management
  • Membership Management
  • Search/Filter

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Reviews

Overall rating

4 /5
(13)
Value for Money
3,8/5
Features
3,8/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
3,8/5

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hands down the best software

Reviewed on 2019/07/12

Support was great and helped me with all my issues

Support was great and helped me with all my issues

Pros

I liked the qucik and easy setup and the wide arrway of features.

Many people originally told me the software was slow etc, but since its release the code has grealty improved and its very fast and able to run on cheap shared hosting.

The admin panel is very clean, and my users love it

Cons

The price is pretty expensive still, plus there arent as many addons as I hoped.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

World famous community software

Reviewed on 2020/09/23

We use vBulletin for our community website where people discuss automotive related topics.

We use vBulletin for our community website where people discuss automotive related topics.

Pros

Has a lot of features and is used by a lot of websites. Has a good performance on large numbers of posts.

Cons

Development of the software is not going well in the latest years. vBulletin cannot tackle other communication platforms as Facebook and WhatsApp that are now used to publicly discuss topics and discover other people with the same interests.

Nicholas P.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Good platform at the time but now being left behind

Reviewed on 2020/10/07

We really appreciated this platform for a while, but our users started requesting something more...

We really appreciated this platform for a while, but our users started requesting something more modern and real-time. We now changed to a different community platform that is more like social media. I feel platforms like vBulletin may have had their day unless they become more similar to social media platforms. As a moderator, the platform solves some issues that are created through the social media approach, but users just aren't happy with it.

Pros

It does what it says on the tin. It is a good forum platform and has a serious, established feel to it. Users are familiar with how it works. It was possible to have our company branding and some customisation.

Cons

It's very dated and with people being more used to using social media for communities, it isn't desirable for users. It is also quite limited with customisation, as you have to go to third parties for particular add-ons that you would expect to be more straight forward. The front-end is more user friendly than the back-end.

Anant M.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

vBulletin - The best software to build your forum or community on!

Reviewed on 2020/05/22

vBulletin 4 has been our forum software since the past year or so. And it works to create our own...

vBulletin 4 has been our forum software since the past year or so. And it works to create our own forum within our organisation. Users are able to ask for information get answers rapidly by us and the community hence increasing value and trustworthiness.

Pros

My first encounter with vBulletin was back in 2010. It is an amazing piece of software and has been here for like forever.
- It has been the standard for a while and a lot of other platforms were built on it likeliness.
- It has ability to create different sub forums, categories in a one click manner which are easy to navigate.
- The moderation tools are amazing and easy to use.
- For the end user, the whole forum is simple and secure to use. They are familiar as it has been here for a long time.

Cons

- Some of the default templates are too retro looking in 2020, a simple modern interface is lacking.
- There is a steep learning curve and it does not work out of the box.
- It is expensive than other solutions. Free options are available
- Bugs are very common and vBulletin 5 is a mess.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

vBulletin is a forum software that I use on a daily basis.

Reviewed on 2018/05/08

Pros

vBulletin is stable, easy to use and easy to learn. It creates deep, feature rich forums and message boards which are easy to navigate.

Cons

Having to buy and maintain a license is definitely an inconvenience for me. There are other ways to share content which don't cost anyhting.

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vBulletin FAQs

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vBulletin offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$249,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Prices start at $249 per a new license and from $209 for upgrades.

We do not have any information about vBulletin features

vBulletin has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

vBulletin supports the following languages:

English

vBulletin supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations vBulletin has

vBulletin offers the following support options:

Chat

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