Flarum Is a Next Generation Forums Software

Flarum is a technically excellent, open and extensible discussion platform.

Flarum Is a Next Generation Forums Software

Flarum is a free open-source discussion board and forums solution for building better engagement platforms for communities.

Flarum highlights

  • Fast and simple. 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, a performant JavaScript framework with a tiny footprint.
  • Beautiful and responsive. This is forum software for humans. Flarum is carefully 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 amazingly flexible, with a powerful Extension API.


  • Clean user-interface
  • Organize your forums using categories or tags
  • One click start discussion: you do not need to dig deep into forums and sub-forums to start your discussion.
  • Discussion and post insights: how many comments, how many users
  • Comes with a built-in full-text search engine
  • Rich admin dashboard that offers control over the users, boards, permissions, the interface, and the email notification and settings.
  • Rich ecosystem that contains many extensions and themes
  • Add many languages as extensions
  • Offers a rich REST-API

Import from old forum systems

You can import your data from old forum systems as:

  1. FluxBB
  2. MyBB
  3. phpBB
  4. SMF2

Server Requirements

  • Apache (with mod_rewrite enabled) or Nginx
  • PHP 7.3+ with the following extensions: curl, dom, fileinfo, gd, json, mbstring, openssl, pdo_mysql, tokenizer, zip
  • MySQL 5.6+/8.0.23+ or MariaDB 10.0.5+
  • SSH (command-line) access to run Composer


Flarum is open-source software licensed under the MIT License.


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