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The Public Community is an online community platform that helps brands build a long-term relationship with their audience and turn their engagement into revenue

Create online community
Get started for free. No credit card required
Reach your audience with seamless WordPress integration
Power up your community with dozens of extensions
Spend less time moderating with AI-powered content filtering
Monetize your community the way you choose to

Think of The Public Community as your own social network

Discussions

Discussions are separated into topics (tags) which community members can follow. Polls, GIFs, videos and Q&As make discussions engaging. Search makes them easy to find.
Supports a variety of discussions, but navigating them is hard since there's only one, long feed for all discussions within the group.

Members

Your members can follow threads & topics, get notified about new content, engage with posts, gain reputation and more. You can also sync your members with WordPress & Mailchimp.
Group members are Facebook's users, and you can't reach them outside of the platform.

Badges & ranks

Award distinguished members with badges and assign permission to different groups of users
Generic badges and awards.

Moderation

Build-in spam & toxicity protection. You can also prevent certain words and links to be posted. Members can also report content to moderators.
Manual moderation and frequent spam.

Extensions

Dozens of extensions that you can easily configure and customize. New extensions are being added every month - for free!
No build-in extensions.

Monetization

Display advertisements, promote your products, and connect with advertisers to turn engagement into revenue and earn money on your terms (or keep your community ad-free, if you wish to)
You can't natively display ads in your community, and Facebook is mostly the one who profits from your group's activity.

Appearance

Customize every element of your community: its theme, language, and the user experience. You can also add custom CSS & HTML code
Limited customization. You're restricted to Facebook's default layout - which is the same for al groups.

Domain

Connect your domain while still enjoying the benefits of a free, managed hosting.
You can only use Facebook's domain.

Ownership

Your community is your own digital asset. You customize its appearance and functionality, and can always export all of its data.
Facebook owns all of your group's data.

Support

Fast, personalized support from an expert. If you need a helping hand, just start a chat with us directly from your community's dashboard.
Support is slow and impersonal.

Integrations

WordPress and Mailchimp integration let you to sync members with your Mailchimp list and your WordPress website. Our WordPress plugin also lets you turn your ancient comment section into a vibrant portal to your online community.
No build-in integrations.
The bottom line

Customization without code

Dozens of extensions like gamification, real-time chat, and push notifications make it easy to create an online community that matches your vision. Now, you can customize your community visually and without coding.

Flexible monetization tools

Monetize your community and turn engagement into revenue: display ads, promote your products or collaborate with advertisers through our Partner Program (or keep it ad-free). Your community, your choice.

Own 100% of your community

Your community is your own digital asset. You have full control over its appearance and functionality, and can always export 100% of its data. You can also connect it to your WordPress website and easily sync your users.

Discover the new generation of online communities

Bring your audience together in a space where they can connect and engage around a shared passion. With dozens of extensions, visual customization and flexible monetization tools - creating the perfect community is now easier than ever

What is the Public Community?

The Public Community is a community platform that helps brands grow customer relationships and monetize user-generated content. For a fixed monthly subscription, we provide you with a customizable, branded community where your audience can connect, get answers, and discuss shared interests.

You can also monetize your community by displaying promotional content like advertisements, subscription forms, affiliated products, and your own branded content. We provide you with the flexibility to earn money on your own terms in ways that make sense for you, your community, and your content.

How can I monetize my community?

Our monetize tools provide you with with the flexibility to earn money on your own terms in ways that make sense for you, your community, and your content. For example, you can display promotional content like Google AdSense advertisements, Mailchimp subscription forms, affiliated products, or simply your own branded content.

Our Partner Program makes it easy for hosts to connect and collaborate with brands on campaigns that unlock the earning potential of their community. Communities with over 1,000 active members can apply to connect with advertisers looking to promote their products, and earn money by displaying sponsored content in their community.

How much does it cost?

The Public Community is free while in Beta. You can learn more about our future billing plans here. You can set up your community now and pick a plan later, no credit card required.
Getting started is easy and takes less than five minutes.

What languages are supported?

The Public Community supports bilingual or multilingual communities out-of-the-box. You can create an online community forum in these supported languages: Arabic (العربية), Bosnian (Bosanski), Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil), Czech (Čeština), German (Deutsch), Dutch (Nederlands), English, French (Français), Hebrew (עברית), Hungarian (Magyar), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語), Norwegian (norsk), Persian (فارسی), Polish (Polskie), Portuguese (Português), Slovak (Slovenčina), Spanish (Español), Turkish (Türkçe), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), Russian (Русский), Simplified Chinese (简体中文)

Do I need to know how to code?

Absolutely not! A simple admin panel makes it easy to customize every element of your community, so there no need to learn CSS or PHP to build a community that matches your vision. We also provide dozens of free extensions that allow for even greater functionality.

Plus, you can always chat with us if you need a helping hand. 👋

Do I need a web host?

No. The Public Community includes secure, unlimited hosting on all plans. Enjoy world-class speed & reliability (powered by Amazon Web Services) without the hassle of server maintenance, FTP, software updates and other annoying acronyms. Your community will load quickly and reliably from anywhere in the world.

Coming soon

Earn through our Partner Program

The Partner Program is our way to make communities valuable for both hosts and members. It connects rising communities with relevant advertisers, creating a partnership that allows hosts to earn money by displaying sponsored content.

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