Flarum

Nova

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May 29, 2020
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I am sure many of you have heard of Discourse and maybe even used it. But the solution is based on Rails which is a ruby framework. And also the install of the Discourse takes a lot of time unless you know how to use SSH etc for setup. And I came across flarum while looking out for the PHP based solution that works and acts like discourse.

Have you used Flarum? Do you find it attractive and easy to use?

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Jinder

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May 28, 2020
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I never liked it 🤣. But have used it on my community for some time but it wasn't appealing.
 

Jason

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May 30, 2020
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webtalkzone.com
I am part of 2 forums which use Flarum. I slowly starting to like it. It is super cool to use, fluid and gives a different approach to forum. One thing which irritates me is the scrolling to bottom of the post.
 

catgirl

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I know the developers behind Flarum as they used to develop forum software called FluxBB. I like how Flarum brings responsive forum software from Ruby to PHP. Setting up Ruby on Rails Applications in production is a lot of work and Flarum provides an alternative to people who don't want to put in the extra work. I also like that it's free and doesn't charge a license fee to use it. Software like XenForo is expensive to get started with and many small forum owners just can't afford the investment yet.
 

Sir Twisted

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May 30, 2020
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I personally have never used it, nor do I know much about the software. I will say though it does look somewhat appealing to me.
 
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Nova

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May 29, 2020
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I remember seeing the posts of the fluxbb developers on the flarum. I recently realized that one of the flarum and the fluxbb developers have resigned and they have now moved to the paid services. I think soon we will see similar to Vanilla forum like hosted service from that developer.
 

Ash

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May 31, 2020
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I love how it looks and it seems like good software to enter the forum industry. But I have no idea how to use it or even install it as a webmaster so I have always avoided it and never properly considered using it.