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Discourse Pricing Overview

Discourse Pricing Plans
Subscription
Discourse has 4 pricing plans, from $25.00 to $. Look at different pricing plans below and see what tier and features meet your budget and needs.
Basic
$25.00
/ month
Standard
$100.00
/ month
Business
$300.00
/ month
Enterprise
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Pricing information was last updated on February 18, 2024
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Discourse Pricing Reviews

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mar 08, 2023
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Overall Rating:
5.0
Sara L. avatar
Sara L.
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"Discourse- the community platform you never knew you would love so much!"
What do you like best about Discourse?
I have worked with a number of all inclusive, expensive, enterprise level community platforms. I was unaware of Discourse until my last job. I was really impressed by the flexibility and opensource nature of the product. The pricing is great which makes this a viable option for SMD level businesses. The leadership and support folks are amazing. They are very responsive and really do care about their customers. I really liked that support tries to resolve issues if they are simple instead of just pushing me to open a professional services ticket.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
The UX is pretty basic. If you want some really unique experience or functionality you need to go custom which can be a big project. There are limited out of the box plugins but I believe they are adding as they work on customizations so that makes integrations with your other systems more likely.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
Self-Service Support and Product Awareness.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
May 26, 2021
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Overall Rating:
5.0
TM
Teddy M.
Tech Administrator & Support Team
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"Discourse - An amazing platform"
What do you like best about Discourse?
Discourse was very straightforward to install, the Let's Encrypt integration is amazing. Discourse is an amazing platform with even more of an amazing design. My team enjoyed using it a lot. The cost of running is also very small. Overall it is a great experience.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
I didn't really like that you can't deploy Discourse without a domain. It was very hard for me to use Discourse with my mail server at first, although I quickly got around that by using the numerous Discoruse tutorials available.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
Recently, communication within my department has went down. And it wasn't only there, it seemed like all platforms we tried were just like the other ones - non-customisable, costy, and way too simple. Discourse was simple, but the "simple" which actually was fine with us.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 28, 2019
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Overall Rating:
5.0
MP
Monali P.
Clinical Research Assistant
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"Great online chat system"
What do you like best about Discourse?
The best thing about this online discussion forum is that there is a soft flagging system in which positive and constructive commenters are rewarded and those comments that are spam or junk are flagged and deleted
What do you dislike about Discourse?
Sometimes the forums can become unorganized and change topics quickly it would be nice if a new thread would be started by administrators to keep the organization
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
solving issues with customer feedback and finding new ways to improve communications with consumer base
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 28, 2019
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Overall Rating:
4.0
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Lsommer S.
B.A.
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"Discourse is an excellent communication toolset for team projects."
What do you like best about Discourse?
A choice of seamless communication in the forms of a great messenger-type chat room, with conversation records, a mailing list platform, or discussion forum.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
Managed forum hosting is not free, it actually costs around $100 per month for a standard subscription. And for business scale traffic, it costs upwards of $300 a month.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
An easy solution to connect my ecommerce network of sales associates. With the mobile application's discussion chat room feature the whole team can stay connected, as long as there's internet access. At least, it would be great if it wasn't so expensive.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Nov 09, 2017
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Overall Rating:
4.0
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Luis P.
Partner And International Market Executive
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"Simples to setup and put into practice"
What do you like best about Discourse?
The process of setting it up and getting things started was very easy and practical. It has a modern approach to the interface and things are quite intuitive.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
Sometimes it feels quite disorganized. Items of discussion start to "pile up" in the main view. Gives that kind of feeling of having a lot of emails that you haven't responded to yet.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
We are using discourse as our main platform for internal discussions, in other words, a intranet forum. The main benefits are to provide an open and simples place for people to discuss ideas.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 28, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
5.0
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Really great community!"
What do you like best about Discourse?
I love how professional the community on Discourse is. There’s a ton of great information and it’s a safe place for constructive conversation.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
Honestly I have no complaints although sometimes it can be difficult to find the threads I am looking to join.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
Discourse has allowed my business to gain insight and feedback from other professionals and customers
Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jan 28, 2019
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Overall Rating:
5.0
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"The best forum software out there and open source too!"
What do you like best about Discourse?
Its very useful for replacing the old mailing list software with an open source and user friendly experience. It also helps for users to choose and use forum threads without the user interface by subscribing via mailing list mode. It's also good for open communication for the whole organization too.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
At first, I wasn't sure how to use tags since everything was lowercase and it feels a bit messy for an user-centric experience. Also, private messages can be seen by administrators which sometimes it might not be clear enough to the public.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
It's an open source and configurable with many other add-ons in order to help with integration with other services. Also, every conversation are trackable easily without having the risk of being lost or disappear in a big storm of many many other messages too.
Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jan 28, 2019
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Overall Rating:
4.5
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Very organized -- good bang for your buck!"
What do you like best about Discourse?
We know discourse isn't the most robust forum software out there, but for the price, it does very well! Keeping things organized is incredibly easy - especially if you're wanting to have posts grouped by specific topics as well. The moderation customization is surprisingly robust though - you can assign key individuals specific roles that you want them to perform, and what abilities they'll be able to have while in the forum.
What do you dislike about Discourse?
Wish it was more robust. There are other forum solutions out there, but they were all at exorbitant prices and required dev-level setup. Discourse integrated with our CRM and our support software, which were two of the big things we needed. But I wish you could customize more around the posts and folders. Meaning, you could add up-votes/down-votes to certain tickets/bugs. Or assign a post to a specific moderator using logic.
What problems is Discourse solving and how is that benefiting you?
Help-center user-forum for both internal and external use.