Flarum – Forums Made Simple



Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website.

Flarum is developed openly on GitHub.


Flarum is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB. It aims to be:

  • 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. It’s backed by LESS, so themeing is a cinch.

  • Powerful and extensible. Customize, extend, and integrate Flarum to suit your community. Flarum’s architecture is amazingly flexible, prioritizing comprehensive APIs and great documentation.

  • Free and open. Flarum is released under the MIT license.


Flarum is currently in beta and should not be used in production. It is being developed openly on GitHub. Check out the Roadmap to follow along with our progress.

To give Flarum a spin, go to the Installation page. You’ll need a server with PHP 5.5+ and MySQL 5.5+.

Core Team