Flatboard Alternatives

    Flatboard is described as 'A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and Fast flat-file forum system written in PHP and Json' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Flatboard for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Linux, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is phpBB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flatboard are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source), FluxBB (Free, Open Source) and Vanilla (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      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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    1. 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      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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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      ElkArte is a modern, powerful community building forum software. It is completely free to use and is licensed with an open source BSD-3 clause license.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

      Discontinued

      Last release was 4 years ago. Last commit was 2 years ago.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      • Joomla
      Kunena is the ideal forum extension for Joomla. It's free, fully integrated, and no bridges or hacks are required.
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