Champ

Champ

by Champ

Add a forum to your store

4.1 of 5 stars(8 reviews)

Build a community

Champ lets you easily add a forum to your existing Shopify store in minutes and enables you to build a community around your brand.

Easy installation

Champ takes care of your forums without needing you to install your own software, setting up and managing servers, or performing upgrades.

SEO friendly forums

Champ is served from a subdirectory of your existing Shopify store, adding SEO indexable content to your shop's primary domain.


About Champ

Add a forum to your Shopify store

Having a forum is a great way to create an online community, support your customers, and built loyalty around your brand. Champ lets you easily add a forum to your Shopify store.

Champ is a good for: * Customer support forums * Product pre-sales Q&A * Community discussions * Providing news and updates * Private discussion groups * Site for your team discussions * User-to-user private messaging

Easy installation

The basic installation is done with a simple click. No template modifications are needed.

Good SEO practices

When you use Champ, your forum will be installed within your existing Shopify store's subdirectory (https://yourdomain.com/community/champ) and not on a separate subdomain.

Because of this, any content that's publicly available and generated in your forum will be indexed by the search engines and can add to providing extra SEO for your site.

Built-in Moderation

You can moderate messages posted in your forums both within the app and on the user-facing pages.

You can also allow certain users (through tagging them) to moderate messages as well.

Built in controls include: * Hiding posts * Editing posts * Pinning topics to the top of the forum

User Access Controls

With Champ, you can easily: * Restrict access to all or certain sections of your forum * Restrict posting permissions * Create read-only forums * Restrict moderator controls at the user tag level

More Features

  • Search functionality built in for forums
  • Display unread messages
  • Notify users of new posts in subscribed topics (requires a mail account)
  • Let users upload files with their posts (requires Cloudinary account)
  • Translate app labels to fit your market
  • User-to-user direct private messaging
  • @mention user referencing within messages
  • User profile pages
  • Edit topic meta data tags
  • Modify Facebook preview link (when sharing forum within Facebook posts)
  • Embed YouTube videos
  • GDPR compliance (App provides easy access to individual customer data and erasure in the dashboard)
  • JSON API
  • Webhooks to allow for more integration possibilities
  • Exportable data in JSON format

Customizable

Basic installation of Champ does not require any template modifications. However, you can completely customize the header, footer, and sidebar of your forum pages*.

  • The core parts of the app cannot be modified, however.

Integrates with

  • Cloudinary,
  • SMTP

See the app in action

Explore how the app works in an example store.

View example store

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Support

Pricing 14-day free trial

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$29/month

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

Overall rating
4.1 of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews

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  • 4 of 5 stars
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  • 1 of 5 stars
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Most recent reviews

WowzaBrain

Our site lets parents learn to read or improve their reading at home. Champ lets them ask quick questions when they run into difficulties. The other subscribers can see their questions and our responses so they know (A) we're helpful and (B) there's an answer to a problem they either have or may have in the future.

We've had no difficulties with Champ's functions so far. It does what it's supposed to do. It has a lot of features, though, so you may have trouble finding, selecting, or deselecting the features you want. The good news is that EVERY single time I've had a question, Simon at Champ has responded with quick, useful guidance. I'm a happy camper.

Developer reply

May 28, 2019

Thanks for the review!

Artatler

It's clean and it works well for my store, www.artatler.com and art marketplace, especially if you are looking to build a light forum like mine. But I don't think it's robust enough for a heavy/extensive forum.

If I may recommend, function to login/sign up should stay within the forum itself (currently it redirect people to the store) and once signed up / logged in, it won't redirect back to the forum.

Also I feel it needs to have sort / sequence function. I needed to click the item one by one to move the sub-forum / category.

Also, ability to quickly edit the formatting i.e bold / italic/ underscore is not present (this made some consistency in input from different moderators)

But overall, this is a useful app, I use it for an add-on function for my store, not for the main function due to its limitation. It does well for a light forum.

Thank you for the app!

www.artatler.com

Developer reply

May 28, 2019

Thanks for the review! I'm looking into the possibility of integrating a login section (perhaps as a dropdown) into the forum itself.

For the formatting, everything is done by Markdown format. I'm looking into creating some sort of "editor" section that lets people format the posts easier. This isn't close to being released, but it's definitely in my mind for a future release.

MixedLove Global

This app is very simple and easy to use. It has an extremely clean design and a great interface. It can be customized just right!

Customer service is great and always there to help, replying fast to each question and solving each problem!

The subscription is a little bit pricey, but as for now I am very happy with it and it was just what I was looking for. A 14-day-trial is a very fair option as it really gives users the right amount of time to get used to the app and clearly see if this is something for them or not.

I hope it will continue to work great and get upgrades and implementations. Really nothing bad to say about it! THUMBS UP

Developer reply

May 28, 2019

Thanks for your review!

Every month, I create a thread on what features I'll be adding and my progress. Here's the one for May 2019 (https://getchamp.myshopify.com/community/champ/forums/7-support/topics/6404-planned-champ-features-last-updated-may-2019).

I encourage merchants to post replies to there if they have any feature requests.