Category | Forums

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vBulletin Forums vBulletin Forums
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Install Simple Machines Forum Simple Machines Forum
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.

Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board and with our unique SSI - or Server Side Includes - function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.

SMF is written in the popular language PHP and uses a MySQL database. It is designed to provide you with all the features you need from a bulletin board while having an absolute minimal impact on the resources of the server. SMF is the next generation of forum software - and best of all it is and will always remain completely free!
Install phpBB phpBB
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB(TM) has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB(TM) 3.0 "Olympus" has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB(TM) will grow with, and compliment your website. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB(TM) is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
Install bbPress bbPress
bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress.

Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated and always got your server hacked?

bbPress is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. We're focused on keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add on features through our extensive plugin system.

What does all that mean? bbPress is lean, mean and ready to take on any job you throw at it.
Install PunBB PunBB
PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.
Install Vanilla Forums Vanilla Forums
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Vanilla is forum software that powers discussions on over 400,000 sites around the world. Vanilla is the best solution for starting and growing your community, offering groundbreaking user interface that makes sense to your users.

Vanilla is the ONLY forum solution that focuses on easy integration with your existing website, offering ready-made plugins for variety of popular projects like WordPress, ModX, and Drupal. Vanilla is also the ONLY forum solution that offers deep integrations with popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Finally, Vanilla is the ONLY forum solution to provide a native mobile version for easy browsing and posting from any mobile device.

Vanilla benefits from the power of open-source, with over 10,000 developers contributing to the project and over 500 addons that can make your community do anything you need it to do. Vanilla is truly open-source, standards-compliant, and fully customizable.

Migrating to Vanilla from any other forum platform is a breeze, with ready-made exporters for vBulletin, phpBB, and bbPress.