vBulletin Ratings

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4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2018

“vBulletin is a forum software that I use on a daily basis.”

ProsvBulletin is stable, easy to use and easy to learn. It creates deep, feature rich forums and message boards which are easy to navigate.
ConsHaving to buy and maintain a license is definitely an inconvenience for me. There are other ways to share content which don't cost anyhting.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Classically functional, but perhaps not the prettiest”

ProsVBulletin feels like it's been around forever. Probably because it has. It works, and there's a reason pretty much every board runs on it: It's easy and fast and lightweight and does the basics you need it to do.
ConsFor a software that has been around this long, it rests on its laurels a bit. There are functionalities that could be developed, but haven't been (better mobile RWD and implementation of more...current graphics layouts and design). Perhaps people are trending away from bulletins, but maybe they wouldn't as much if the raw UI design and graphics weren't quite so dated!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 12, 2019

“Hands down the best software”

OverallSupport was great and helped me with all my issues
ProsI liked the qucik and easy setup and the wide arrway of features. Many people originally told me the software was slow etc, but since its release the code has grealty improved and its very fast and able to run on cheap shared hosting. The admin panel is very clean, and my users love it
ConsThe price is pretty expensive still, plus there arent as many addons as I hoped.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 12, 2019
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Chris L.
Sr. UNIX Systems Admin
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018

“We use vBulletin to host product support forums.”

ProsThe forum software is easy for our customers to use and navigate. I like the cloud offering and that they maintain the software and all needed security patches.
ConsAs it is based on common open source software, it is occasionally vulnerable to security breaches. The team seems responsive in handling this howver.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018
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Carlos Eduardo d.
Co-Founder
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2018

“Great tool, from the past”

ProsThis is the first solution that comes into my mind when I think in bulletin boards (aka "forums"), and still is being used for specific cases like gaming communities, developers, etc.
ConsIn the past it was very common but, today, it's very difficult to recommend using a bulleting board this expensive, also it's not mobile friendly. You can find some great free alternatives.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019

“Good basic Bulletin Board System”

OverallWe appreciated the administration options, and the ability to grant permissions and access to specific forums and areas of the board. The general ability to post a public record of a conversation in one place was helpful and effective for the time period in which we used it.
ProsVbulletin was a great customizable option when we needed an online bulletin board system for discussions within the community.
ConsEventually we went to a system that was more mobile-friendly, and better tied into the way in which our community communicated.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019