Build a thriving online community with an engaging, modern discussion platform.

Traditional forums are clunky. Chat is too chaotic with more than a handful of people. Palapa sits in the sweet spot to deliver the modern, engaging discussion experience your community craves.

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Conversation Igniter

The right platform can ignite your community and facilitate vibrant, lasting conversations. The wrong software can kill your community’s energy and turn it into a ghost town. Palapa is designed to make your community thrive with smart features that encourage participation and reward member interaction.

Community Delighter

Delight your community with the modern, thoughtful discussion platform they crave. Your people know what a great app experience feels like. If your platform isn’t keeping up with the best of technology and design, your people won’t stick around. Palapa is fresh, fast and fun, and just what your members are looking for.

Complexity Fighter

Spend your time growing your community, not wrangling your software. Palapa is fully hosted, committed to simplicity, and doesn't require endless configuration and maintenance like traditional forum software.

Chat is glue, conversations are gold

We love chat as much as anybody, but long-term value is built around organized conversations. That's why Palapa features structured, threaded conversations as the primary form of content, with real-time messaging available for quick side chats. It's really the best of both worlds: long-term organized conversations, PLUS real-time ephemeral messaging.


Show ’em you care

For your community to thrive, your members need to know that investing their time in the community is worth it. By highlighting members who have been most helpful each week, Palapa helps you say ”thanks” to those who contribute most.


Highlight both content and people

A healthy online community is built around three things: 1) common interests, 2) useful content, and 3) connections between members. Other platforms focus too much on content and not enough on the people behind it. Palapa makes sure your members are connecting with each other while discovering content that is useful and engaging.


Watch it grow

Palapa features instant access to the stats you need to see to know if your efforts are paying off. Get stats on users, pageviews, posts, replies and messages at a glance and watch your community grow.

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