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Simple:Press vs SAAS/Hosted Systems

Vanilla Forums

$8,268/ per site
PER YEAR
  • 250,000 Page Views
  • 5 Staff users
  • Unlimited Members
  • Most Premium Modules
  • Standard Support
  • Next level is custom priced

Simple:Press

$199 / per site
PER YEAR
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Unlimited Staff
  • Unlimited Members
  • All Premium Modules
  • Premium Support
  • No Additional Levels

Forumbee

$1,188 / per site
PER YEAR
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • 5 Staff Moderators
  • 500 Members
  • Basic Core Features
  • Standard Support
  • Next level is $199 / Month ($2,388 / Year)

Discourse

$1,200 / per site
PER YEAR
  • 100,000 Page Views
  • 5 Staff users
  • Unlimited Members
  • Basic Modules
  • Standard Support
  • Next level is $300 / Month ($3,600 / Year)

Website Toolbox

$468 / per site
PER YEAR
  • 100,000 Page Views
  • Unlimited Staff
  • Unlimited Members
  • All Modules
  • Standard Support
  • Next level is $159 / Month ($1,908 / Year)

Simple:Press vs Other WordPress Forum Plugins

bb:Press

$0 / per site
PER YEAR/UNLIMITED USERS/UNLIMITED PAGE VIEWS
  • 200+ Addons and Themes
  • Addons Not Tested Together
  • Many Add-ons Abandoned
  • No Guarantee Current Add-ons Will Be Updated
  • LIMITED SUPPORT
  • 3rd Party Customization Available

Simple:Press

$199 / per site
PER YEAR/UNLIMITED USERS/UNLIMITED PAGE VIEWS
  • 70+ Addons and Themes
  • Addons Designed To Work Together
  • Formal Deprecation Policy for Add-ons
  • INCLUDES SUPPORT FROM AUTHORS
  • Customization Available From Authors

wpForo

$113 / per site
PER YEAR/UNLIMITED USERS/UNLIMITED PAGE VIEWS
  • 9 Addons and Themes
  • Addons Designed To Work Together
  • No Published Deprecation Policy For Add-ons
  • INCLUDES SUPPORT FROM AUTHORS
  • Customization Available From Authors

Asgaros

$0 / per site
PER YEAR/UNLIMITED USERS/UNLIMITED PAGE VIEWS
  • No Addons and Themes
  • 3rd Party Addons Not Tested Together
  • LIMITED SUPPORT FROM AUTHORS
  • 3rd Party Customization Available

All data as of Feb 13th, 2019 and taken from publicly available information

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