22 OpenSource Forum Scripts – Details and Download: update list

Today we will list all the popular OS Forum scripts, Below are the list, details and download links.

  1. PhpBB
  2. MyBB
  3. Drupal
  4. bbPress
  5. Vanilla
  6. SEO-Board
  7. FUDForum
  8. PunBB
  9. FluxBB
  10. Beehive Forum
  11. IceBB
  12. MiniBB
  13. Phorum
  14. Simple Machines
  15. Extreme Message Board
  16. Advanced Electron Forum
  17. Quicksilver Forums
  18. UseBB
  19. Unclassified Newsboard
  20. JForum
  21. JavaBB

phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. The name “phpBB” is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free software.
Download: http://www.phpbb.com/

MyBB is a free bulletin board system software package developed by the MyBB Group. It is written in PHP and licensed as free software under the GNU General Public License.
Download: http://www.mybboard.net/

Drupal is a free and open source ContentDrupal (pronounced /ˈdruːpəl/) is a free and open source[1] Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.[2][3] It is used as a back-end system for many different types of websites, ranging from small personal blogs to Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and knowledge management uses to large corporate and political sites.[4] High-traffic Drupal-based websites include ubuntu.com and seobook.com.[5] In October 2009, the administration of U.S. president Barack Obama adopted Drupal for the official Whitehouse.gov website
Download: http://drupal.org/

bbPress is an open source light weight internet forum package, created by Automattic, the same company that created WordPress. It is designed to be powerful, fast, and easy to use.
Download: http://bbpress.org/

Vanilla is a lightweight and extensible free/open source forum application developed by Mark O’Sullivan using the PHP scripting language and MySQL database management system
Download: http://vanillaforums.org/

SEO-Board: A fast, and search engine friendly forum software written in PHP/MySQL. [Open source]
Download: http://www.seo-board.com/

FUDForum: Fast Uncompromising Discussions
Download: http://fudforum.org/

PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License.
Download: http://punbb.informer.com/

FluxBB: Forum software forked by four developers of PunBB that supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite and produces valid XHTML [Open source, GPL]
Download: http://fluxbb.org/

Beehive Forum: PHP/MySQL Discussion Forum with frames-based layout, reply-to-user, e-mail notification, HTML-posting, signatures, friends & killfiles
Download: http://beehiveforum.sourceforge.net/

IceBB is a powerful, fast, free, open-source forum solution powered by the free PHP and MySQL
Download: http://icebb.net/

MiniBB: miniBB stands for “mini bulletin board”, a fast and lightweight PHP-powered flat-type free open source discussion board
Download:http://php.opensourcecms.com/scripts/details.php?scriptid=117

Phorum is open source forum software with a penchant for speed. Phorum’s very flexible hook and module system can satisfy every web master’s needs.
Download: http://www.phorum.org/

Simple MachinesA community software package with themes, fast message database, secure file-attaching system, and mod installation manager. [Freeware]
Download: http://www.simplemachines.org/

XMB eXtreme Message Board – PHP Forum Software
Download: http://www.xmbforum.com/

AEF: The full name of AEF is Advanced Electron Forum
Download: http://www.anelectron.com/

Quicksilver Forums is a fast, secure, powerful PHP/MySQL based forum script. Features a robust 3D permission system and complete HTML
Download: http://www.quicksilverforums.com/

UseBB is a free and effective PHP/MySQL bulletin board package
Download:http://www.usebb.net/

Unclassified NewsBoard Forum
Download: http://newsboard.unclassified.de/

JForum is a powerful and robust discussion board system implemented in Javatm. It provides an attractive interface, an efficient forum engine
Download: http://jforum.net/

JavaBB.org – Your Bulletin Board Forum Based
Download: http://www.javabb.org/

Review Each of the Forums from the websites and make your choice, each of the scripts are very nicely coded and we should be thankful to them for realasing it Open source.

But thats the beauty we have the choice when there are so many !

Best 6 are: SMF, PHPBB, MYBB, Vanilla,  FUD Forum, JAVABB,

About the Author Joshu Thomas, Orangecopper.com (About Joshu)

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