VBulletin

VBulletin

#1 community-building software

4/5 (6 reviews)

VBulletin Overview

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.

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

VBulletin Reviews

Overall rating
4/5
83% positive reviews
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Verified Reviewer

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Classically functional, but perhaps not the prettiest

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

VBulletin feels like it's been around forever. Probably because it has. It works, and there's a reason pretty much every board runs on it: It's easy and fast and lightweight and does the basics you need it to do.

Cons

For a software that has been around this long, it rests on its laurels a bit. There are functionalities that could be developed, but haven't been (better mobile RWD and implementation of more...current graphics layouts and design). Perhaps people are trending away from bulletins, but maybe they wouldn't as much if the raw UI design and graphics weren't quite so dated!

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Verified Reviewer

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Carlos eduardo D.

Great tool, from the past

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

This is the first solution that comes into my mind when I think in bulletin boards (aka "forums"), and still is being used for specific cases like gaming communities, developers, etc.

Cons

In the past it was very common but, today, it's very difficult to recommend using a bulleting board this expensive, also it's not mobile friendly. You can find some great free alternatives.

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Chris L.

We use vBulletin to host product support forums.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The forum software is easy for our customers to use and navigate.
I like the cloud offering and that they maintain the software and all needed security patches.

Cons

As it is based on common open source software, it is occasionally vulnerable to security breaches. The team seems responsive in handling this howver.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

VBulletin 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


  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Content Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Electronic Payments
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

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

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:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small 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, Mailrelay, SharpSpring, ShrinkTheWeb PagePix, Sucuri Website Security, Vision Helpdesk

Q. What level of support does VBulletin offer?

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