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The Easiest Way To Add a Forum To Your Shopify Store

Champ is a Shopify app that lets you add a forum to your online store. Start growing your online community today, right within your existing Shopify store.

Enjoy Champ free for 14 days.
$29 per month afterwards.

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No code modifications

No need to edit your Shopify theme templates to insert application code. Champ works out of the box.

Served From Your Domain

Champ is designed to help your SEO. All content is served right from a subdirectory in your main Shopify store's domain.

User Access Controls

Specify user access to your forums by user tags and logged in users. Restrict posting based on user access as well.

Customization

Customize your forum's colours. For advance users, customize the header, footer, and sidebar sections too.

Note: Due to our small team’s capacity, we do not offer support for customizations.

Frequently asked questions

Champ is an out-of-the-box forum Shopify app to add to your existing Shopify online store. Champ is designed to be the easiest and most user-friendly forum software there is for Shopify. 

Included are features such as:

  • Restrict which users have access to individual forums (through tags)
  • Assign moderators
  • No extra subdomain installation required – Champ is served right in your store’s subdirectory
  • Customizable sidebar and headers
  • Customizable colours

Champ costs $29 USD per month, and is billed with your regular Shopify invoice. The application comes with a 14 day free trial, which begins the moment you install the app.

For more information, please refer to our pricing page.

Our billing explanation page also provides information as to our app’s billing cycle.

Champ makes a great addition if you want to do any of the following:

  • Form part of an online community around your product or brand
  • Create an online support forum
  • Move your online community from elsewhere (such as Facebook Groups) to under your domain – this is great for search engine optimization

Note: Champ’s focus is to function as a forum software. For membership management functionality, you will need to use another application from the Shopify app store.

Champ hosts your forum under https://yourstore.myshopify.com/community/champ. If you’re using a custom domain with Shopify, it will be at https://yourdomain.com/community/champ. 

Out of the box, you can customize specific colours of your forum. 

Other areas of the forum can also be customized, including:

  • Header
  • Footer
  • Sidebar
  • Before the content
  • After the content
  • Custom JavaScript at the footer – great for adding tracking pixels!

Note: We don’t offer help for customizations as this is beyond our small team’s capacity. Customizations are done in regular Shopify Liquid snippets. Many Shopify Experts are available to help you with this from the Shopify Expert directory.

Champ is ideal for shops that want to add a forum to their existing Shopify store without the hassle of installing your own forum software on a separate server.

That being said, there are a lot of things that Champ cannot do:

  • Become a Facebook group replacement or look like Facebook group
  • Be a social media plugin
  • Look or behave like another app 

But if you’re looking for a forum app to add to your store, Champ is for you.

Champ is a basic forum software, but basic doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. (In the hands of a master chef, a simple frying pan can produce the greatest meals.)

Champ aims to be a simple, out of the box forum software without all the clutter that you may find in other forum applications. 

Features not included:

  • File storage (Customers can still embed images using URL links.)
  • Downvotes (We just don’t like them. The internet can be quite a negative place already.)
  • Too many built in customization options (I tried once to get my car to look like a Porsche. Couldn’t make it happen.)
  • Super artificial intelligence to monitor and moderate your forums

Your data is stored on our servers, which are located in Toronto, Canada. The data is replicated and backed up on a regular schedule. We also store your data off site in New York just in case Toronto gets hit by a hurricane. No joke.

We take privacy very seriously. None of your or customers’ data is shared with any third party except for the provisioning of Champ’s services (ie. to run the software that runs your forum). If you have any questions about privacy, our privacy policy is below.

Yes! Data is exportable from the application’s dashboard in JSON format. Note: We don’t help with importing your data into other software, so you may need to get (ie. hire) a developer to help.

For our EU customers (and for non-EU customers as well), we’re very aware of the evolving online privacy regulations that’s happening all over the world right now. 

Champ allows you to search and delete customer associated information in order to help you be GDPR compliant. 

For those of you who aren’t aware of what GDPR is, please refer to the official GDPR website: https://www.eugdpr.org/.

Support is through email only. We do not provide any other forms of support, including telephone or screen sharing. 

We’re very good at writing comprehensive email responses and providing step-by-step instructions. We have a “No B.S.” policy when it comes to communication.

In other words, if we feel Champ can’t do it — we’ll tell you right away so that you can move onto another app to serve your needs.

No. We don’t exchange good reviews for discounts on Champ or other favours.  In fact, that’s against Shopify’s policy governing apps.

We’re flattered, but we’re not currently available for hire. Champ is an side project that we built to help some of our previous clients. We thought we would share it with the rest of the Shopify ecosystem.

Champ is very secure. We (the developers behind Champ) have worked in IT security with a focus on penetration testing (eg. finding bugs in systems for corporations and governments) and other security related consulting.

Some of you may have noticed that we do not comment on who are customers are. We take privacy and security very seriously and do not divulge any data to third parties without prior consent.

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