Tribe, a leading alternative to Flarum

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Why Tribe is the top alternative to Flarum

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Pricing
Free plan (hosted solution)
Pricing
Free plan (hosted solution)
Pricing
Free plan (hosted solution)
100 total members
Features
Community platform
Select, organize, and showcase the social components exactly the way you need
Embeddable widgets
Plug in valuable social components of the community inside the product or website
Activity feed
Activity feed that delivers personalized and contextual content
Discussions/forums
Content organization
Keep content organized with distinct topics
SEO
Acquire new members organically via search engines
Groups or subcommunities
Build public, private, and secret groups in your community
Native video player
Allow members to upload videos directly to the community
Blog
Multiple content types with rich media
From Q&A, short updates to long-form content and polls
Reputation
Keep members engaged with reputation scores, badges, and leaderboards
Rewards
Use virtual currency to reward the members and allow them to redeem the same
Reporting and analytics
Get complete understanding of member behavior and track key metrics
Data import and export
API
Build custom integrations and automate processes
Apps
Valuable apps such as SEO Boost, Social Login, Virtual Currency
Third-party integrations
Tight integration with 20+ popular third-party tools (includes Zapier)
DIY option
SSO (Single Sign-On)
Allow your users to log in with the existing credentials of your website or app
Moderation tools
Automate moderation with minimum reputation requirements and keyword blacklisting
Newsletter and notification
Branding
UI customization option
Fully customize the look and feel with CSS. Integrate with product or site navigation
Mobile
Responsive interface
Pricing
Free plan (hosted solution)
100 total members
Features
Community platform
Select, organize, and showcase the social components exactly the way you need
Embeddable widgets
Plug in valuable social components of the community inside the product or website
Activity feed
Activity feed that delivers personalized and contextual content
Discussions/forums
Content organization
Keep content organized with distinct topics
SEO
Acquire new members organically via search engines
Groups or subcommunities
Build public, private, and secret groups in your community
Native video player
Allow members to upload videos directly to the community
Blog
Multiple content types with rich media
From Q&A, short updates to long-form content and polls
Reputation
Keep members engaged with reputation scores, badges, and leaderboards
Rewards
Use virtual currency to reward the members and allow them to redeem the same
Reporting and analytics
Get complete understanding of member behavior and track key metrics
Data import and export
API
Build custom integrations and automate processes
Apps
Valuable apps such as SEO Boost, Social Login, Virtual Currency
Third-party integrations
Tight integration with 20+ popular third-party tools (includes Zapier)
DIY option
SSO (Single Sign-On)
Allow your users to log in with the existing credentials of your website or app
Moderation tools
Automate moderation with minimum reputation requirements and keyword blacklisting
Newsletter and notification
Branding
UI customization option
Fully customize the look and feel with CSS. Integrate with product or site navigation
Mobile
Responsive interface
Pricing
Free plan (hosted solution)
100 total members
Features
Community platform
Select, organize, and showcase the social components exactly the way you need
Embeddable widgets
Plug in valuable social components of the community inside the product or website
Activity feed
Activity feed that delivers personalized and contextual content
Discussions/forums
Content organization
Keep content organized with distinct topics
SEO
Acquire new members organically via search engines
Groups or subcommunities
Build public, private, and secret groups in your community
Native video player
Allow members to upload videos directly to the community
Blog
Multiple content types with rich media
From Q&A, short updates to long-form content and polls
Reputation
Keep members engaged with reputation scores, badges, and leaderboards
Rewards
Use virtual currency to reward the members and allow them to redeem the same
Reporting and analytics
Get complete understanding of member behavior and track key metrics
Data import and export
API
Build custom integrations and automate processes
Apps
Valuable apps such as SEO Boost, Social Login, Virtual Currency
Third-party integrations
Tight integration with 20+ popular third-party tools (includes Zapier)
DIY option
SSO (Single Sign-On)
Allow your users to log in with the existing credentials of your website or app
Moderation tools
Automate moderation with minimum reputation requirements and keyword blacklisting
Newsletter and notification
Branding
UI customization option
Fully customize the look and feel with CSS. Integrate with product or site navigation
Mobile
Responsive interface
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Tribe helped us build a unified community with continuous experience for learners and create a robust communication channel.

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Head of Community, Schoolhouse

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Comparison

Slack vs. Discord — Summary

Slack is primarily a business messaging app designed to centralize all the internal communication of an organization. This is currently the ubiquitous app that a vast majority of the companies use for employee collaboration. It allows real-time messaging, offers channels to categorize discussions, and integrates with popular third-party tools. The free plan allows you to search the recent 10k messages.

Discord, on the other hand, started as a platform to host gaming communities and communications tool for gamers. However, recently the positioning has changed to showcase that it can be used to host any kind of discussion for a group of people with a shared interest. The key difference is the superior voice messaging capability and a free plan with unlimited message history.

Since you are looking at potential solutions for building an online community, why not look into a full-fledged community platform? Introducing Tribe Platform — a fully customizable and white-label platform for brands and creators to launch communities with social media best practices. You can get started free (up to 500 members), host the community under your domain name, and customize it based on your branding.

Read on to compare Slack, Discord, and Tribe with greater details.

When you should select Slack

  • ✔ Real-time communication is important
  • ✔ You are looking for threaded-discussion
  • ✔ The free plan’s restriction that only 10,000 latest messages can be searched doesn’t impact your community
  • ✔ The majority of your potential members already have Slack account
  • ✔ You are looking for a free solution to get started and run a pilot project

When you should select Discord

  • ✔ Budget is a key constraint
  • ✔ You are looking to test the community project
  • ✔ You need real-time communication powered by voice
  • ✔ You are looking to avoid restrictions on the number of messages or total file upload limit
  • ✔ Your community needs unlimited storage
  • ✔ You’re looking for a robust system to assign permissions
  • ✔ Easily integrating the community with third-party tools is not a major factor

Select Tribe when you need Discord

  • ✔ A customizable and white-label online community
  • ✔ An online community that will be fully integrated across business processes
  • ✔ Complete ownership of the data
  • ✔ Threaded-discussion with support for rich media
  • ✔ Brand discoverability and organic growth via SEO
  • ✔ Community experience across the user journey using widgets
  • ✔ Modern design and social media-like experience for your community
  • ✔ Robust moderation and gamification tools along with various built-in apps
  • ✔ A comprehensive knowledge base that promotes self-service
  • ✔ Content longevity and asynchronous communication
Comparison

Tribe, Slack, or Discord — Which platform should you choose?

If you are creating a brand-led community or creator community, consider factors such as customizability, data ownership, organic growth via SEO, analytics, and customer support. However, the most important point is to consider a solution that has been purpose-built to support online communities.

Check out the summary of key elements that you should consider when selecting your community platform.

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