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Articles related to ForumCommunity.

Review, News, Live demonstration, Screenshots Gallery and Users Opinion about the ForumCommunity Software are available below.

ForumCommunity Review and Demo Available

ForumCommunity has just been reviewed, and this test is available at ForumCommunity Review.

Additionally, we have also installed it on our sandbox environment to let you test and discover this software via the ForumCommunity Live Demonstration.

ForumCommunity.net and ForumFree.it are two websites managed by the same company, one targeting worldwide users, and the second more targeting Italian websites. And it is very successful, as this is the most used forum hosting service in Italy.

ForumCommunity User Reviews

Best Existing Forum Software
78% (166 votes)
Powerful and Smart
10% (22 votes)
Good for Everyday Tasks
1% (2 votes)
Interesting for Small Community
5% (10 votes)
Bad and Limited Features
1% (2 votes)
Unusable and Inefficient
6% (12 votes)
Total votes: 214

ForumCommunity Tutorials Screencasts

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Contact us at webmaster@forum-software.org and we will publish it here.

ForumCommunity Review

What is ForumCommunity?

ForumCommunity.net and ForumFree.it are two hosting services managed by the same Italian company, one targeting worldwide users, and the second more targeting Italian websites. According to ForumFree.it author, the project was born the 26.06.2002, which is actually before InvisionFree (2003), and was based on the first beta of Invision Power Board (created in 2002), like ZetaBoards for example. In case you don't know, InvisionFree is the ancestor of IP.Board.

The integration is mostly assured by two developers: the main author and another very skillful programmer. This service is very popular in Italy, and their networks are in Top 10 of most visited sites, even if they do not have the same success in the rest of the world (80% Italian users).

For the purpose of our test, we reviewed the ForumCommunity.net service only, even if it is a bit less known than ForumFree.it. Anyway, both services are multilanguages, even if, by default, ForumCommunity is in English, while ForumFree speaks Italian.

It has a fully customized administration panel, totally separated from the board you are able to create.

Statistics of both websites are quite impressive:


  • 7.148.830 Registered users
  • 440.239.885 Posts
  • 53.829.840 Topics
  • 780.913 Forums/blogs


  • 6.781.113 Registered users
  • 305.444.338 Posts
  • 43.819.117 Topics
  • 488.637 Forums/blogs

Forum Creation and Hosting is free, and you can however decide to remove advertisements by paying a small contribution, follow this schema:

  • 5€ for 3,000 unique visits for all users
  • 15€ for 10000 unique visits for all users
  • 30€ for 25.000 unique visits for all users
  • 50€ for 50.000 unique visits for all users
  • 100€ for 120.000 unique visits for all users.

According to Google Trends chart, ForumFree became more popular than their original competitor, InvisionFree, after 2006:

Google Trends InvisionFree vs ForumFree
Google Trends InvisionFree vs ForumFree

Review Updates:

  • February 9, 2011: First Review.
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