Creating your new discussion board couldn't be simpler. In just a few clicks you'll be moderating your forum, hosting discussions and sharing with fellow enthusiasts. ProBoards free discussion boards come with a complete selection of advanced management features, are fully customizable, and will scale to support unlimited members.

Getting Started

From initial setup to promoting the growth of your community, we're here to help. Once you've completed the sign-up form, refer to the ProBoards Getting Started Guide for a simple explanation of discussion board features and setup tasks. You can then refer to the Forum Help Guide or post questions on our Support Board for additional guidance. For more experienced forum administrators, we offer the Coding and Design boards as a resource.

How to make a forum - The easy way!

  1. Choose a name for your discussion board and submit the short setup form.
  2. Activate your new forum by clicking the activation link in the email sent to you.
  3. Login to your discussion board and begin "discussing"!

Who Uses Discussion Boards?

Conversationalists, hobbyists and businesses looking to engage customers and provide support all call ProBoards discussion boards home to their virtual communities. With over 22 million registered users, our free forums power a collective of discussion groups whose diversity staggers the imagination.

Since hosting our first free forum 12 long years ago, ProBoards has focused on providing a stable, feature-rich hosting platform that has always put members first.

Voted "Best Hosted Forum Service-2011"

ProBoards has provided best-in-class discussion board hosting to forum enthusiasts for over 12 years and was recently voted "Best Free Forum Host". Go Big! Regardless of how big your virtual discussion community grows, ProBoards will provide the bandwidth you need, the reliability you expect and, the 24/7 support you depend on.

v5 Imminent!

Approaching rapidly this year, ProBoards will be releasing the much anticipated v5 Web 2.0 forum software upgrade bringing Web 2.0 technology to online discussion boards. AJAX driven search tools, a CSS compatible WYSIWYG editor, and a new live-chat shoutbox are just a few of the advancements you can expect to see. Sign up today for a test drive of the new "gold standard" of discussion boards. For a preview of ProBoards v5 Beta, go to