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Flatboard Alternatives

Flatboard is described as 'A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and fast Flat-File Forum, using Json and Markdown or BBcode' 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 Simple Machines Forum, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flatboard are MyBB, phpBB, FluxBB and Vanilla.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted

A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and fast Flat-File Forum, using Json and Markdown or BBcode.

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  1. Simple Machines Forum icon

    Simple Machines Forum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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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  2. MyBB icon

    MyBB

    • 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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  3. phpBB icon

    phpBB

    • 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.

    37 languages
  4. FluxBB icon

    FluxBB

    • 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.

    Discontinued

    since 2018 no commit

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    Vanilla

    • 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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    ElkArte

    • 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.

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    Thredded

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Feature-rich and lightning fast forums. Works standalone or as a Rails engine. Markdown by default, with plugins for code highlighting, KaTeX math, and BBCode. No JavaScript required. Easy deployment on Heroku or with Ansible.

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  8. PunBB icon

    PunBB

    • 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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    miniBB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum.

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  10. PHP Forum Script icon

    PHP Forum Script

    • 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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