Best PHP Forums

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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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December 2, 2013 15:03
Reviewing a forum software of a such high quality is one of the rare moment when you feel IT problems can all be fixed in a simple manner. More »


July 30, 2014 23:39
If four words could sum up the feeling we have using XenForo, they would probably be: "XenForo is absolutely outstanding!". More »

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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 »

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 »


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 »

vBulletin 4

May 22, 2012 12:39
vBulletin is definitely an amazing piece of software. More »

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 »

Woltlab Burning Board

June 1, 2012 08:12
Modern, polished, well designed, norms compliant... More »


April 28, 2012 09:06
FusionBB is a very good forum software, that will successfully fulfill your needs if you look for a very complete community software that supports almost a... More »

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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 »


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

Drupal Forum

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

vBulletin 3.8

April 16, 2013 22:31
It's clear, vBulletin is the most used forum software on Internet, and there are tons of reasons for this. More »


January 18, 2011 23:03
UBB.threads is a really good forum software: simple to use, simple to install and simple to administrate. More »


January 8, 2012 23:27
From a global perspective, SocialEngine is an awesome product. It provides a great base, extended with many plugins and features. More »


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


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


January 18, 2011 22:36
In one word, is a really powerful software. More »

Extreme Message Board

November 7, 2017 14:43
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 »


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

Unclassified NewsBoard

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


January 4, 2012 10:21
This descendant of WowBB is clearly more powerful and more secure. 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 »


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

Joomla Forum

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »


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 »

PhpBB 2

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


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

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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 »


April 16, 2013 22:58
XennoBB is a young project (begun in 2005) that already provides many features that other bulletin boards have. 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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January 11, 2012 15:49
As we can see below, WowBB, even using a proprietary model (which is rare in forum software world), provides many unique features that will probably make y... More »
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