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  • Flarum

    Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted PHP

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    • Works on more shared-hosting environments, and is more cleanly designed / easy to set up. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • phpBB

    Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.2 “Rhea” has an easy to use administration...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux PHP

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis Cloudron

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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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...

    Free Open Source Web

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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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 OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... PHP

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  • Vanilla

    Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites. It's...

    Freemium Web Self-Hosted

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  • XenForo

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

    Commercial $ $ $ MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted MariaDB PHP

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  • Get Satisfaction

    Get Satisfaction is a community platform that helps companies create engaging customer experiences by fostering online conversations about their products and services at...

    Commercial Web

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  • Invision Community (IP.Board)

    Invision Community is a flexible, feature-packed and easy to customize platform that powers some of the biggest and best communities on the web.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web Self-Hosted

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  • WoltLab Suite

    WoltLab Suite (formerly Burning Board) is an enterprise grade CMS built for communities and forums.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted ... PHP

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Perl

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