Features of a free forum

Features of a free forum

A discussion forum is the easiest way to build a popular forum community. Forumotion allows you to create a forum entirely for free. What are the features of our free forums? Find out the most famous features of our service.

List of Forumotion features

Forumotion offers free forums easy to create, fully customizable and unlimited.
Explore the features and options available of our hosted discussion forums.

Create a forum

Domain name and personalized emails

One of our main strengths is the huge list of domain names you can set up for your free forum. However, you can also choose personalized domain names for your forum. There are two different ways to get this domain name: you can buy it via your administrative panel or Forumotion can offer the domain under certain conditions.
If you have a personal domain name, you'll also have a customized e-mail address.

Domain name and personalized emails

Thematic classified ads

Thematic classified ads

Exclusively on your Forumotion free forum, sections of classified ads can be created to accommodate the thematic ads : whether you use it for adoptions or animal rescues, selling or exchanging real or virtual items between members. Feel free to adapt this new ads section to your forum needs.
Activate this feature now and give your community a special and formidable place for promoting sharing and exchange within your forum.


Tags of members and keywords

On every Forumotion forum, you can tag members and keywords. Thus, your members will be able to tag one or many members on a message and receive a notification. It makes the discussion easier! This option also works for keywords. Every member can create a list of keywords to follow and receive a notification everytime a topic contains #keyword. Of course, you can activate or not the option on your administrative panel. In a minute, you can give a social dimension to your free forum!

Tags of members and keywords

Full personalization

Full personalization

In order to make your forum unique, the personalization is unlimited and free. On every forum version (PhpBB2, PhpBB3, Invision, PunBB) the forum owner can modify templates and CSS via the administrative panel. In addition, you can have a full customization of your forum by creating Javascript codes. Whether you are a novice or expert, many tutorials are available on the Support Forum, with a special section dedicated to creation codes.


Automatic backups

Forumotion makes regular backups of all forums. For more security, it is possible to restore a forum at an earlier date up to 4 months! Restore process is available to the owner of the forum via the founder's tool. Thus, she/he can proceed to many actions like backups, direct connection to the administrative panel, or resetting of user bans.

Automatic backups

Role-playing games (RPG)

Role-playing games (RPG)

For all fans of RPG, Forumotion includes free features such as character sheets and dice rolling. The character sheets are customizable by the administrator or/and members. Text type fields, tables, scrolled lists, or bars can be configured. Sheets appearance can be customized in templates related to the profile. In addition, it is possible to edit the face of dice to fit with all kind of games!


Forum newsletter

Every administrator can send newsletters for free to her/his members. The newsletter can be sent to all members or to groups. Thus, it is easy to inform your community about events, news or important announcements... In addition, by using our delayed sending tool, you can plan your newsletter up to 6 days in advance and select the date and hour of sending!

Forum newsletter

HTML pages creation

HTML pages creation

For an optimal personalization of your forum, you can use HTML tool. Available from the administrative panel, this option allows the founder to create real web pages easily. Whether your level in coding, experts and beginners can find what they are looking for thanks to an advanced and simple mode.
Moreover, it is possible to include links to those pages directly on the forum navigation bar.


Full access to thousands of themes

By creating a forum on Forumotion, you get a full access to our catalog of Hitskin themes. Choose from thousands of skins to change the look of your forum. Simply browse within categories or search via keywords the skin of your dream that fits perfectly with your forum discussion.
Customise how your free forum looks. You can change the colors, upload a logo and a banner, replace all the pictures... in few clicks! Make Forumotion your own. You can build your own theme through the documentation and the help of the community.
In about seconds,you install the theme on your forum and all your members and visitors will benefit from a fully customized! Discover the best Forumotion skins!

Full access to thousands of themes

Facebook Connect

Facebook Connect

Thanks to Facebook connect option, your visitors can register quickly on your forum. Thus, your forum gets much more members and becomes more and more active. The activation of new members directly impacts the activity of your forum, so it is better to make it fast, easy and funny!
Facebook connect module makes the first coming of your visitors more pleasant! Take advantage of social networks to promote your forum. It is the best way to increase the visibility of your forum on the net.


More features

SEO optimization

To be well referenced on search engines, Forumotion forums are optimized for natural search. Forum options allow you to add Meta tags or link Google Webmaster tools to your forum. In addition, Forumotion forums guarantee an optimal loading performance and integrate automatically Facebook Open Graph and schema.org. Find many SEO tips on our Support Forum.

Board Directory

Once your Forumotion forum is created, you can participate in the board directory here: www.board-directory.net. This is a platform on which you can find forums according to keywords and categories. This popular tool will allow you to make your forum visible on the net and improve the SEO.

Attachments: Share your digital files with ease

Inserting files on a message enables you to share pictures or a digital document with your forum members. It will enrich your conversation. To display a Youtube or Dailymotion video, just copy/past the url on the editor.

Integrated chatbox

Enjoy real-time chat thanks to the chatbox. Integrated by default on all Forumotion forums, you can display it everywhere on your forum. Full personalization of the chatbox is possible by modifying templates.In addition, Forumotion includes some essential tools like ban option, logout of members, sending of absence messages, or deletion of in "progress messages".

Avatar and Mangatar generator

Create your personal avatar in only few clicks via your forum profile. Online communities appreciate avatars. Thanks to our partnership with FaceYourManga, creating an original and personal avatar on your forum is a piece of cake. Let your imagination makes fun avatars!

Public or private forum

According to your project, your can make your forum private or public. To make your forum totally private, nothing more simple. You just have to activate the option on the administrative panel. Thus, neither visitors, nor bots will be able to access to the content: the connection is mandatory!