A community you own
Fully open source
The entire Discourse codebase is open and freely available to the public—forever.
Truly portable data
No matter where your forum lives, you retain full ownership of your data. No lock-in, no hidden fees, no data sent to advertisers.
Unlimited conversation history
Always have full access to your community’s conversation history—no questions asked.
Create valuable topics for discussion and have a real-time chat. Your members can really express themselves with emoji reactions, images and videos!
Comprehensive customer support
Get all your questions answered in our support community as well as dedicated email support.
Powerful moderation tools
Empowering you to manage and maintain a safe and welcoming environment effortlessly, ensuring a positive user experience, and encouraging community engagement.
You’re in good company
Every day 50 new Discourse forums are created
Discourse now powers over 20,000 online communities of all shapes and sizes, including: