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    Flarum Alternatives

    Flarum is described as 'is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. Flarum is developed openly on GitHub' and is a popular app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Flarum for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Discourse. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try phpBB or Simple Machines Forum. Other great apps like Flarum are MyBB, NodeBB, FluxBB and Invision Community.

    Flarum is mainly a Social Network but alternatives to it may also be Customer Feedback Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Flarum.
    This page was last updated Oct 13, 2021
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    1. Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy.
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      Most users think Discourse is a great alternative to Flarum.
      erlend_sh The two apps are very similar, but Discourse is more mature and has a richer feature-set thanks to more active, sustainable development.
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      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 panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.


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      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.
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      MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.
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      A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service.


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      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.

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    2. Invision Community (previously known as IPB, IPS, Invision Power Suite, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc.
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      Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites.
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      Xenforo is a commercial forum software developped by former VBulletin developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan.
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      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 great add-on feature possibilities.
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