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.
About Champ Forum
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 (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.
Most recent reviews
Used this for 9 months hopping it will appear on google search helping my site SEO. Nothing happened. More than that the forum is now full of spamming messages... there are about 3500 messages and repplies... only 200 are real... the rest is spam from robots. I wouldn't recommend it... especially for 29 per month.
It doesn't showup on google. If your purpose is SEO, then this won't show up on google. The main forum page will but not the inside pages or Q&A and all etc.
John Carson Lester Jr DBA TeleDistributors Call Center
I am an American in the Philippines. 9 years now. The crazy thing is Shopify said this app wasn't available to me because I am in the Philippines. But it downloaded it anyways! Actually, I didn't see the non-compatability notice until after I downloaded it. Maybe the developer put that up AFTER he saw a "foreign" order come in! That is a very stupid policy if that is what he decided because there are obviously millions of Americans like myself living abroad. It's a big market!
The app has FAILED to download ANY of my 600+ customers! It is SUPPOSED to download your EXISTING customers into the app. But it utterly failed to do that in my case.
I put in a support ticket almost a day ago. No response yet.
This is not an impressive introduction, although the app does look like it has real potential.
As an American, let me use the app here in the Philippines and provide good and timely customer service and I will give you 5 stars and a rewritten glowing review once you have earned it.
Under my old PureHeartsInternational Shopify account that was on the USA side of Shopify, I have probably written more app reviews than anyone, probably more than 1000 of them. I write great reviews for great developers!