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Flarum

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

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted
  • PHP
  • Apache HTTP Server
Avg rating of 4.7 (7)| 8 comments

What is Flarum?

Flarum 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.

It is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB. It aims to be:

Fast and simple. No clutter, no bloat, no complex dependencies. Flarum is built with PHP so it’s quick and easy to deploy. The interface is powered by Mithril, a performant JavaScript framework with a tiny footprint.

Beautiful and responsive. This is forum software for humans. Flarum is carefully designed to be consistent and intuitive across platforms, out-of-the-box. It’s backed by LESS, so themeing is a cinch.

Powerful and extensible. Customize, extend, and integrate Flarum to suit your community. Flarum’s architecture is amazingly flexible, prioritizing comprehensive APIs and great documentation.

Free and open. Flarum is released under the MIT license.

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Flarum Features

  1.  LightweightFlarum consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFlarum can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Flarum.

Flarum information

  • Developed byToby Zerner
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7
  • Alternatives47 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about Flarum, and it has gotten 72 likes

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ikimmybee
  
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I love Flarum already even though it's still in beta! It's perfect for my website because of it's flat theme and ui; Also, it looks promising! Modern interface, emojis, Font Awesome - you name it!

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ab1
  
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Google login with extension.

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Justman10000

What do you mean? The extension AFAIK does not exist!

Try OAuth by FriendsOfFlarum: https://discuss.flarum.org/d/25182-friendsofflarum-oauth

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ab1
  
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Users can log in with GitHub, Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and GitLab with extension.

https://discuss.flarum.org/d/25182-friendsofflarum-oauth

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ab1
  
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Smart embeds with OpenGraph: [https://kilowhat.net/flarum/extensions/rich-embeds](https://kilowhat.net/flarum/extensions/rich-embeds). Price: 20 USD lifetime license.

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tuva-hayabi
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  • Still Beta Software.
  • Has to be installed using Composer.
  • Cannot be installed on hosts without SSH access.
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Dr0bs
  
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Flarum is very easy to use and has a nice interface.

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idailygaming
  
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It is a very good-looking forum, it's perfect for building a small community. Although it is currently in Beta, it is better for me than for MyBB. It can be easily expanded by extension. I recommend for new people.

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  • Responsive design
  • open-graph-protocol
  • Forums
  • open-graph
  • Php

List containing Flarum

Doable

Flarum platform details

Self-Hosted

Requires Composer and PHP

PHP

Some extensions require PHP 8.1

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