VBulletin

#1 community-building software

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VBulletin Overview

What is 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.

VBulletin Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$249,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Value for money

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


VBulletin Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

Media

VBulletin video

VBulletin Reviews

VBulletin Reviews

Overall rating
4
/
5
Excellent
5

Very good
5

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3,8
Features
3,8
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
3,8
77% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Hands down the best software

Support was great and helped me with all my issues


Prince B.

The best Forum software

vBulleting enables us to create our own blog within our organisation and also clients are able to ask for information they need on our services and get answers in time hence adding a value and a credibility to our business organization audience.


Verified Reviewer

World famous community software

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


Nicholas P.

Good platform at the time but now being left behind

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.


Anant M.

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

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.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Hands down the best software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Prince B.
Industry: Banking
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The best Forum software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/14
Review Source: Capterra

vBulleting enables us to create our own blog within our organisation and also clients are able to ask for information they need on our services and get answers in time hence adding a value and a credibility to our business organization audience.

Pros

I like this software since its easy to use and installation is very simple and fast. It can load in different platforms is windows, Unix, MacOs as for me I use it on windows. It has an asset manager which allows the user to access photos, files and documents t anytime you need. Can be used for article publicity

Cons

I do not have any cons on this software is the best for me and my coworkers also never complain about it.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Automotive
Company size: Self Employed

World famous community software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Nicholas P.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good platform at the time but now being left behind

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Anant M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/22
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
7,8/10
Based on 13 user ratings
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VBulletin Pricing

VBulletin Pricing

Starting from
US$249,00
Free Trial
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
3,8/5
Based on 13 user ratings
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VBulletin Features

VBulletin Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
3,8/5
Based on 13 user ratings
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Additional information for VBulletin

Additional information for VBulletin

Key features of VBulletin

  • Category-leading mobile optimization
  • Dynamic tools for content discovery
  • Expanded photo and video capabilities
  • Increased social engagement
  • Robust architecture
  • Simplified site set up and customization
  • Sleek new UI features activity stream

VBulletin FAQs

VBulletin FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for VBulletin.

Q. What type of pricing plans does VBulletin offer?

VBulletin offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$249,00

Free Trial: Available

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

Q. What are the main features of VBulletin?

VBulletin offers the following features:

  • Category-leading mobile optimization
  • Dynamic tools for content discovery
  • Expanded photo and video capabilities
  • Increased social engagement
  • Robust architecture
  • Simplified site set up and customization
  • Sleek new UI features activity stream

Q. Who are the typical users of VBulletin?

VBulletin has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does VBulletin support?

VBulletin supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does VBulletin offer?

We do not have any information about what VBulletin pricing plans

Q. Does VBulletin support mobile devices?

VBulletin supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does VBulletin integrate with?

VBulletin integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Cloudflare, CometChat, Mailrelay, SharpSpring, ShrinkTheWeb PagePix, Vision Helpdesk

Q. What level of support does VBulletin offer?

We do not have any information about what support options VBulletin has