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  • Discourse icon

    Discourse

    Discourse is an opensource discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy. Self-hosted Discourse software is free, hosting service is paid.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Ruby GitHub

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    • Provides a similar modern look to Vanilla that is missing in other legacy forums. But a warning, it runs on Ruby on Rails instead of PHP. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    phpBB

    Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PHP

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    • Vanilla is similar to yammer , but phpBB is to forums like mybb. Thank you. PS. This website is very cool because the users can find different options. Congratulations! Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Simple Machines Forum

    Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Get Satisfaction

    User or customer feedback system with voting facility about proposals done by users. Similar function as the UserVoice system.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    MyBB

    MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for. With everything from forums to threads, posts to private messages, search to profiles, and reputation to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    bbPress

    bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress. Its focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. bbPress will try to keep things as small and light as possible while still allowing...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    vBulletin

    vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software produced by Jelsoft Enterprises. It is written in PHP using a MySQL database server.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone PHP

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    IP.Board

    Invision Power Board (abbreviated IPB, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc. It is written in PHP and primarily uses MySQL as a database management system, although support for...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    NodeBB

    NodeBB is an open source forum software that's free and easy to use. A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service. NodeBB integrates...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis

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    XenForo

    A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    Commercial Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    FluxBB

    FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website. FluxBB was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Burning Board

    WoltLab Burning Board is a fast, professional and reliable discussion board solution for your internet site.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted PHP

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    PunBB

    PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Spirit-Project

    Spirit is a modern discussion platform. Notifications Receive an automatic notification everytime someone mentions your @name, quotes you or answers to your conversation. Private Conversations Create your own private...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    YaBB

    YaBB is a free Perl forum (bulletin board) system that has rivaled professional message boards for years. YaBB provides chat for visitors where they can post any time and reply to anyone!.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Perl

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    MUUT

    It's basically a closed source self hosted new and re-thinked forum solution, which can also work as commenting system.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Mybema

    Mybema is a free and open source online community platform built using Ruby on Rails. It allows you to run and manage a self-hosted community that you control.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    OCFHollaines

    PCFHollaines is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website. OCFHollaines was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    • Discontinued Website down, development seems dead.
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    Heeduser

    eeduser is the customer engagement platform that helps companies build better relationships with their customers and prospects, through the better online customer community.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    GZ Forum Scripts

    Gz Forum Scripts is an open source online forum software. It provides an easy way to manage posts, topic, replies, categories and more. GZ Forum Scripts is developed to easily integrate into any website and web application.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • PunBB.NET

    PunBB.NET is a forum written using the ASP.NET technology. This forum is simple, fast and lightweight. The forum's core itself is only a basis, which allows attaching various extensions to it. This makes it possible for you to...

    Open Source Windows

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    Phorum

    Phorum is open source forum software with a penchant for speed. Phorum's very flexible hook and module system can satisfy every web master's needs. Phorum was the original PHP and MySQL based Open Source forum software....

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    PlushForums

    Plush is the most polished, user-friendly forum experience ever, featuring real-time discussions, beautiful design, an integrated blog, member directory, private messaging, paid subscriptions and a world-class mobile...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Flazy

    A web application not bloated with superfluous features or complicated configuration settings. Flazy is a simple yet powerful tool — everything you need to use in a simple forum software. .

    Free Self-Hosted

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    PHP Forum Script

    PHP Forum Script by PHPJabbers is the perfect online forum software for all kinds of websites! It contains all must-have features of a modern, user-friendly forum software.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Advanced Electron Forums (AEF)

    AEFs full name is Advanced Electron Forum. This bulletin board software is free software. It is written in PHP and MySQL. AEF has a very simple and easy to use Administration Panel and installing this software is a piece of cake! You...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    Kunena

    Kunena is the ideal forum extension for Joomla. It's free, fully integrated, and no bridges or hacks are required. Want to know more about the Kunena Project? See how the open source philosophy drives our community, follow our...

    Free Self-Hosted Joomla

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    XMB

    XMB is a lightweight PHP forum software with all the features you need to support a growing community. With outstanding community support and contribution, you will find XMB to be easy to setup, customize, and enhance. Though XMB...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    FUDforum

    FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) is a free and open source web discussion forum. FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    miniBB

    miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum. If you want a lite, simple and stable message board attached to your existing website at the very high integration level, which may include the full...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • FlaskBB

    FlaskBB is forum software written in Python using the micro framework Flask. You can easily create new topics, posts and send other users private messages. It also includes basic administration and moderation tools.

    Free Self-Hosted Python Flask

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