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.
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.
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
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.
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
- 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
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.
See the app in action
Explore how the app works in an example store.View example store
Pricing 14-day free trial
* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.
Overall rating Based on 7 reviews
Most recent reviews
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!
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
This is a great forum/message boards application - it is easy to implement and works well immediately with no technical integration. It has all the major functionalities you need in a forum - it is easy to use, organize, and manage. You can set specific permissions on each forum on your site (can anyone post? just users who are logged in? just admins). It is nice to be able to give special privileges for community members to help manage the forum. It looks clean, and works well on mobile as well. It was overall a real pleasure to work with. I've used message boards in a number of previous businesses (the customers in the spaces I sell and interact like forums), and in the past I've looked for this functionality for a Shopify store, but nothing has really worked well before Champ. The integration with user accounts and login is very powerful and valuable for an integrated message board.
Also, I had a formatting issue in using Markdown and contacted the Developer. He got back to me right away and helped me with my specific issue very quickly.
I was a little hesitant to try it out as I didn't see a lot of reviews, but glad I did (and am writing a review now to help address that issue since I am experienced with message boards, and had such a good experience with Champ).
The only thing one should keep in mind is that it doesn't have some features that some other message board systems have, so if there is something specific you need, you should try it out and test it during the free trial period, but Champ has all of the major functionalities one needs for an integrated and professional forum.