Ninja Post offers users an effective message board solution that includes numerous modern features. Users can painlessly cross post content to Twitter and Facebook and view real time updates to threads on their message board (similar to a chat). Ninja Post also offers users an attractive, elegant design that allows the user to create a color scheme and look that fits well with their logo or brand. Ninja Post also helps website owners improve their search engine optimization by encouraging user generated content through the message board. Spam prevention and security features have also been included to allow the user to set the message board to public or private. A flagging system reports questionable content and a user based moderation system are also available.
Ninja Post was founded in May of 2009. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, the application offers its users many helpful, modern features. The concept was developed by the application’s founder Mike Wilt. Ninja Post was funded by Shotput Ventures.
There are many ways to set up a message board. Some websites offer free forums that include basic message board features (usually with a great deal of advertising). Paying for a professionally designed message board can be a bit expensive for a small business or independent website owner. Ninja Post offers users a good balance with numerous modern features that give them complete control over their content and more.
The Ninja Post website welcomes visitors with a fun throwing star logo tucked into a chat bubble. The website uses a white and purple color scheme that gives it a unique flavor. Stylish color icons are found throughout. The actual message boards and user profiles offer all the elements that are expected in a way that is clean and user friendly right down to the small smiley icons.
A new user can try Ninja Post by clicking on the grey and purpose “Start Free Trial” button along the lower, left hand side of the homepage. The user is advised that their email address should be a Google account to quickly register as an admin. The user is asked to provide their email along with a site name, primary domain, sub domain and terms of service agreement.
Ninja Post offers its users four account levels (or ‘belts’) to choose from. The first is the White Belt which includes six months of forum hosting and a basic design for about $50. The Orange Belt costs around $100 for six months and includes a custom design that matches the user’s current website. The Green Belt includes six months of hosting plus a new website or blog for around $250. The Black Belt option is available for users who need to bridge an existing user database with their Ninja Post forum. This option requires a custom quote which can be obtained by contacting Ninja Post directly.
Ninja Post offers users a great way to set up a fully functional, professional forum with all the bells and whistles. The four membership options cater to all types of users, from those who have an existing website to those who need one built. The membership prices are very reasonable considering the many features and options included in each package.