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Tribe, a powerful alternative to Vanilla Forums

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What’s the difference between
Tribe and Vanilla Forums?

Vanilla Forums is one of the earliest forum software that came up with both SaaS and open source offering.

Tribe is a moden community platform is based on a collection of human interaction best practices. At Tribe, we carefully study how people interact, connect, share, and help each other. We use the learning to translate the interaction best practices in the digital format.

Overall, Tribe’s design philosophy is largely inspired by social networks. We’re democratizing the access to sophisticated engagement and networking tools deployed by popular social media sites.

Apart from the design philosophy, the beauty of Tribe lies in its ability to integrate the community touchpoints across the customer lifecycle. The embeddable widgets allow you to add the social components in the website and product, so you can connect your audiences wherever they are.

Tribe vs. Vanilla Forums

TribeVanilla Forums
Software review
Capterra score4.8/54.4/5
Monthly subscription fee Starts from $599
Starts from $689
Community platform
Embeddable widgets
Activity feed
Third-party integrations
20+ popular apps including Zapier
Native video player
Allow members to upload videos directly to the community
In-built apps
Moderation tools
Reporting and analytics
Design and customizability
Social media-inspired
UI customization
White label
Responsive interface

Immediate Access. No Credit Card Required.

Tribe helped us build a unified community with continuous experience for learners and create a robust communication channel.

Mariah Olson

Head of Community, Schoolhouse


your customer retention


of your customers engaged

Modern design
for modern users

Tribe’s design philosophy and engagement tools are inspired by popular social networks which makes it familiar to community members.

Embeddable widgets

Deliver immersive social experience right inside your product, app or website with widgets. Some of the prominent examples can be enabling user discussions under the product listing and showcasing user-generated content when users browse through different features of your product.

Highly engaging apps

Tribe offers some of the most compelling modern apps such as incentivization system via virtual currency that can be used to get desired user action, easy user management, and powerful analytics.

It’s your brand.
Fully customizable.

Tribe is a white-label social network solution. It is designed to adopt your brand and engineered to integrate with your website. You can even add your site header/footer to seamlessly blend it with your site navigation.

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