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PHP Language is the most common and most used programming language on Internet. It is available on almost all platforms, is easy to learn, easy to understand, and customizing or modifying an existing project based on this technology is within the realms of possibility.

However, due to this relative simplicity, non professional (Note: ≠ from free or open source) forum software could easily be a nest of security issues.

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January 14, 2014 09:54
MyBB is a really good alternative to classic forum software, with a real nice plus of providing a really dynamic and motivated community around it. More »


January 18, 2011 23:07
Viscacha is a really surprising and interesting forum software. More »


August 27, 2012 08:13
FUDForum is a classic and good forum software, which provide many features by default. More »

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PhpBB 3

December 8, 2014 11:31
PhpBB Developer team has made a great job and it seems they have created something close to the perfect forum software. More »

Beehive Forum

November 14, 2011 10:35
This forum software can easily replace all your web site parts, and can be compared as a (better, of course) PHPNuke solution, without the possibility to d... More »

Simple Machines 1.1

April 16, 2013 22:56
Simple Machines Forum is one of the best forum software ever tested here, and it really deserves a good score. Several years of intensive development an... More »


November 16, 2013 14:18
No doubt about this, FluxBB is clearly a pure PunBB fork. Indeed, it has all advantages and inconveniences of its parent : FluxBB is a really good and s... More »


January 18, 2011 23:52
esoTalk is a really good surprise, because it proves that installing and configuring a forum software are not necessarily time consuming, and the final res... More »

Vanilla Forums

February 28, 2014 13:17
Vanilla is a way more innovative forum software in many domains when you compare it to traditional forums. More »

Unclassified NewsBoard

January 18, 2011 22:48
Unclassified Newsboard is clearly a really good alternative to the main known forum softwares. More »


July 10, 2012 08:59
Phorum follows guidelines for what is was developed: Speed and Efficiency. More »

Wikid Forum

April 1, 2014 16:30
WikidForum is a really really young project, and for the time being, one has to admit it misses support from a base community. However, this project was... More »


April 16, 2013 22:58
XennoBB is a young project (begun in 2005) that already provides many features that other bulletin boards have. More »


January 18, 2011 22:54
UseBB is a simple and useful forum software, which could be compared in terms of features to PunBB or FluxBB. This forum software, which respects W3C no... More »


April 16, 2013 22:57
MyProBB is a classic forum software. It would be hard to find another adjective that would classify it as well as classic. It's good but too much classic. More »


April 2, 2013 09:33
PunBB is a really good and simple forum software. More »

Advanced Electron Forum

October 16, 2012 08:24
AEF is a really good forum software, and particularly if you already know well what a forum software does and what could be configured. More »

PhpBB 2

April 16, 2013 22:34
Very good and powerful forum. More »

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Drupal Forum

September 9, 2011 22:20
The forum software available in Drupal is clearly powerful and well integrated. More »


January 18, 2011 22:54
SEO-Board is really too simple in our opinion. More »


August 11, 2011 21:27
MiniBB is a good forum software for people that loves customizing and installing only the features they would like to integrate. More »


September 26, 2011 09:31
The bbPress follows the way of softwares which are looking for a simple core of thoughtful features that are all well implemented. More »


May 27, 2013 08:49
IceBB is a good forum software, has many qualities and is really simple to use. More »

Extreme Message Board

February 10, 2012 14:58
Extreme Message Board is good forum, but some users accustomed to vBulletin or IP.Board might be a little bit disappointed by this forum, which is good for... More »

Joomla Forum

January 18, 2011 23:52
Joomla is, without any doubt, a really good Content Management System. More »

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Simple Machines 2

February 25, 2014 22:08
Simple Machines Forum team is one of the rare developers team that releases a version of their product only when everything is done. More »

Quicksilver Forums

January 18, 2011 22:51
Quicksilver Forums is a good and simple forum software, but unfortunately, it does not benefit of a good advertisement. This review will maybe change co... More »

Fruit Show

April 16, 2013 22:57
Fruit Show could be used for only one reason on your website: replace a chat or a mailing list. More »
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