A few months ago Reddit declared that it won’t allow it’s website’s open source code to be public.
In this article, I’ll give you all a few names of alternates for Reddit source code and a brief description about them. From here, it’s up-to you to select the most suitable source code for you. You must keep in mind that some of these may not be very famous. All these sources are worth a try.
Note: this list is not based on ranking
It is probably the most popular source code on this website. It gained popularity in 2014 when reddit was facing some controversial issues. It’s basically a lot like Reddit. But, some of the people believe that they are supportive of spreading shady and salty news. On the other hand, if you just wanna stick to technology, science etc. Then, I’m sure this source code is a great platform for you to express your views.
It’s name is originated by mixture of two words “vote” and “goat”
And again, this source code is also similar to reddit. You can share news using pictures, links, posts, etc via threaded comments. It is built using symfony framework. You can rank your favourite post by upvoting them. To access this code it is not necessary for you to add an email. If you dont add an email, this code saves your IP address for 7 days automatically. It’s homepage is safe and clean to use. The topics are sorted out under the headings of Hot, new, top and all. At the right side further categories are featured like subreddits.
It is a very different source code from the one’s provided here. It is almost like the mixture of reddit and quora. You can post your own content here and you’ll get steem tokens according to the upvotes you’ve received. Steem was developed to promote steemit. You have to create an account to use this site. You’ll be needing an email and a phone number for that. If you just wanna visit the site then no email is required. It is a very good platform for the ones who are searching for income.
It is also known as “real-time social bookmarking” for 21st century. It is a brand new source code with the idea of giving power to the people with brilliant ideas and debatable content. It’s interface is clean to use. It’s content is categorized under Hot, new, rising etc. On the left you can find further categories. It is not a popular source code so there won’t be many people to discuss your ideas with.
Build your own Reddit alternative with Telescope
Using your old reddit source code you can create one of your own. If not, then you can use Telescope’s free and open source code. You can create a new source code easily by following the steps and rules provided on Telescope’s website.
(Free, not open)
Although, it is not open but it is very popular that’s why it has made it’s way to the list. This website is very eye-catching. It main purpose is to gather the people from all around the world to discuss the daily life matters. For visiting you don’t necessarily have to provide your personal information this site supports anonymity. But if you’re a blogger/influencer then you’ll have to give information for payout purposes. People can up-vote or down-vote the posts they like or dislike. Individual communities here are called tribes. You can select the tribe of your choice.
I’m sure you’d love these source codes, do give them a try.