FluxBB – free, fast, light forum software

FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It’s easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it a good choice of forum for your website.

FluxBB was conceived and designed to be fast and light with less of the “not so essential” features that some of the other forums have whilst not sacrificing essential functionality or usability.

It supports PHP4 and PHP5.

Features include:

  • UTF-8 support.
  • XHTML compliant.
  • Password hashing.
  • IPv6 support.
  • GZip output.
  • MySQL(i).
  • MySQL(i) InnoDB.
  • PostgreSQL.
  • SQLite.
  • External SMTP support.
  • SMTP over SSL.
  • Language packs.
  • User selectable language.
  • CSS styles.
  • User selectable style.
  • Admin panel plugins.
  • Read topic tracking.
  • Topic subscription.
  • Forum subscription.
  • Announcements.
  • Post preview.
  • Move topics.
  • Merge topics.
  • Split topics.
  • Close topics.
  • Sticky topics.
  • Prune old topics.
  • Edit posts.
  • Delete posts.
  • BBCode.
  • Smilies.
  • Quoting.
  • (Dis)Allow links.
  • Word censoring.
  • RSS feed support.
  • Atom feed support.
  • New topic feed.
  • Forum specific feed.
  • Topic specific feed.
  • Disable registrations.
  • Registration notification.
  • Email validation.
  • Registration terms.
  • Online users list.
  • Avatar upload.
  • Signatures.
  • User post counts.
  • User ranks.
  • User profile.
  • User preferences.
  • User titles.
  • Topic search.
  • Author search.
  • Userlist search.
  • New posts view.
  • Recent posts view.
  • Unanswered posts view.
  • Subscribed posts view.
  • View specific users posts.
  • Forum categories.
  • Redirect forums.
  • User group.
  • Group based permissions.
  • Promote users.
  • Moderator groups.
  • Group titles.
  • (Dis)Allow guest view.
  • (Dis)Allow guest posts.
  • Maintenance mode.
  • Permanent bans.
  • Temporary bans.
  • Delete users.
  • Ban by username.
  • Ban by email.
  • Ban by IP address.
  • Flood control.
  • User notes.
  • IP address logging.
  • (Dis)Allow used emails.
  • (Dis)Allow banned emails.
  • Report posts.

Website: fluxbb.org
Support: Documentation
Developer: Franz Liedke and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v2


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