Forumotion offers free forums easy to create, fully customizable and unlimited.
Explore the features and options available of our hosted discussion forums.
The secure HTTPS protocol becomes a priority for all websites. To do this, Forumotion allows you to easily secure your discussion board with an SSL certificate. Each Forumotion administrator has the possibility to order an SSL certificate on his forum to have a secure forum URL in HTTPS. The forum then displays a "Secure" mention in web browsers and has a slight SEO bonus. Google has confirmed that they use HTTPS as a lightweight ranking signal. Activate your SSL certificate now and offer your community a more secure discussion space, in line with the new Internet standards.
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.
Exclusively on your Forumotion free forum, sections of classified ads can be created to accommodate the thematic ads strong>: 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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!
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!