Flarum – simple discussion platform for your website

Flarum is a simple discussion platform for your website.

It’s fast and easy to use, with all the features you need to run a successful community.

Flarum is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB.

Flarum is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Fast and light. 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.
  • Elegant user interface.
  • Styable.
  • Performant JavaScript framework with a tiny footprint.
  • Beautiful and responsive. This is forum software for humans. Flarum is designed to be consistent and intuitive across platforms, out-of-the-box.
  • Powerful and extensible. Customize, extend, and integrate Flarum to suit your community. Flarum’s architecture is flexible, with a powerful Extension API.
  • Internationalization support with 34 language packs.

Website: flarum.org
Support: Blog, Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Flarum Foundation
License: MIT License

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To run Flarum you’ll need:

  • Apache (with mod_rewrite enabled) or Nginx.
  • PHP 7.2.9+ with the following extensions: curl, dom, gd, json, mbstring, openssl, pdo_mysql, tokenizer, zip.
  • MySQL 5.6+ or MariaDB 10.0.5+.
  • SSH (command-line) access to run Composer.

Flarum is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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