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    PunBB Alternatives

    PunBB is described as 'fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PunBB for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Discourse. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Flarum or phpBB. Other great apps like PunBB are Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), MyBB (Free, Open Source), Flatboard (Free, Open Source) and NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
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    • 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.
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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.
    2. 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.


      • 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.
    3. 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.


    4. A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and Fast flat-file forum system written in PHP and Json.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Sandstorm.io
      • MongoDB
      • Redis
      • Cloudron
      • Node.JS
      A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and up-to-date with your latest product or service.
      • 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.
    5. 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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