Quickly work your way through unread discussions, without having to go back to the discussion list or open dozens of tabs. Bring your mouse to the left side of the screen and the discussion list will conveniently appear.
Keep on scrolling, without having to wait for the next page of posts to load. Flarum lets you scrub anywhere in a discussion quickly and easily. It remembers your position if you come back after navigating away.
Read while you write. Flarum's reply form slides up from the bottom of the page, so you can scroll up to read posts – and even visit other discussions – while you draft your reply.
Swipe a discussion to the right to mark it as read. Swipe it to the left to bring up more controls. This webpage is on steroids.
Animations take advantage of hardware acceleration, so they're silky smooth and won't slow you down.
The desktop and mobile versions of Flarum use exactly the same templates. That means less work for developers, and a more consistent interface for users, no matter what size your device.
Not everyone has access to a speedy Internet connection. We've made sure Flarum's assets are as small as possible, so your users won't turn away because a page is taking too long to load.
Flarum is a simple PHP/MySQL application which runs great on any low-end shared host or VPS. Just upload the script and visit it in your web browser. That's it.Coming soon
Once Flarum is stable, we plan to build importers so you can easily migrate your data from older forum software such as esoTalk, FluxBB, and more.
Easily change the color scheme and upload a logo (coming soon). If you like darkness, there's a switch for that.
Want to do more? Flarum's stylesheets are written in Less, a CSS preprocessor. You can override variables to change many aspects of your forum's skin at once.
Notifications are grouped by discussion and post to make them easier to process. They can be marked as read individually or all at once.
Pick and choose what you want to receive notifications for. You can opt-in to receive email alerts too.Coming soon
Receive daily or weekly digest emails with the best content you've missed. Subscribe to users and tags.
Quickly reply to a specific post by typing the @ character. Flarum will list the most recent users and posts in the discussion.
Quote a post without cluttering up your reply. The username you're replying to will be displayed in your reply, and hovering over it will show a preview of the post's content.
Posts keep track of how many people have replied to them. You can see an overview of all the replies to a post without going anywhere.
Flarum's intuitive grid view makes setting up permissions a breeze. You can see and change everything in one place.
Make certain tags only visible to select groups. Control how long users can edit their discussions and posts for.
Search for discussions, posts, and users all in one place. More powerful search criteria coming soon.
Enable Pusher integration to have new posts and discussions appear as they happen. Self-hosted push coming soon.
Flarum's interface is fully translatable. We're working to ensure that every language gets first-class treatment with plurals, genderization, and more.
Stick discussions to the top of the list for users who haven't read them yet. Lock discussions so only moderators can post. Suspend misbehaving users.
Markdown, BBCode, and Emoji are supported out of the box, with a live preview. The formatting system is extensible too.
That's what we've done in the last eight months.
Here's what's in store for the next eight.
We're a couple of passionate open-source forum software developers. Forum software hasn't changed in a while, and we thought it was time for a fresh start. We're on a mission to make forum software you want to use.
Flarum is and always will be 100% free and open-source under the MIT license. Fork it on GitHub and help make it better.Fork on GitHub
Help us pay for dedicated dev time and servers so that we can keep building. There's a lot to look forward to.Donate
Read the work-in-progress documentation and learn how to build extensions, themes, and language packs.Read the docs