62 Social Networks and Forums software solutions and projects

  • Discourse

    9.9 10.0 L2 Ruby
    Advanced forum / community solution based on Ruby and JS.
  • Mastodon

    9.8 9.8 L5 Ruby
    A GNU Social-compatible microblogging server
  • Reddit

    9.7 0.0 L2 Python
    Social networking and news website where registered community members can submit content.
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  • Symphony

    9.7 9.4 L1 Java
    A modern community
  • diaspora*

    9.6 7.9 L4 Ruby
    Distributed social networking server.
  • NodeBB

    9.6 9.8 L2 JavaScript
    Node.js based forum software built for the modern web.
  • Flarum

    9.4 4.6 ApacheConf
    Delightfully simple forums. Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun again.
  • Telescope

    9.3 9.0 JavaScript
    An open-source social news app built with Meteor.
  • HumHub

    9.0 9.4 L4 PHP
    A flexible kit for private social networks.
  • Isso

    8.3 6.3 L4 Python
    A lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus.
  • Lemmy

    8.2 9.8 Rust
    A link aggregator / reddit clone for the fediverse. Reddit alternative built in Rust.
  • Bootcamp

    8.0 5.9 JavaScript
    An enterprise social network.
  • Patchwork

    7.9 7.7 JavaScript
    Decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt
  • Vanilla Forums

    7.9 9.9 L2 PHP
    Simple and flexible forum software.
  • Loomio

    7.7 9.9 L3 Ruby
    Loomio is a collaborative decision-making tool that makes it easy for anyone to participate in decisions which affect them.
  • PixelFed

    7.6 9.5 PHP
    Pixelfed is an open-source, federated platform alternate to Instagram.
  • flaskbb

    7.5 4.8 L4 Python
    FlaskBB is forum software written in Python using the microframework Flask. You can easily create new topics, posts and send other users private messages. It also includes basic administration and moderation tools.
  • phpBB

    7.5 9.4 L2 PHP
    Flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website.
  • Elgg

    7.4 8.6 L3 PHP
    A powerful open source social networking engine.
  • Misago

    7.4 3.9 Python
    Misago is fully featured modern forum application that is fast, scalable and responsive.
  • Pump.io

    7.4 5.1 L4 JavaScript
    Stream server that does most of what people really want from a social network.
  • remark42

    7.3 8.9 Go
    A lightweight and simple comment engine, which doesn't spy on users. It can be embedded into blogs, articles or any other place where readers add comments.
  • twister

    6.9 0.0 L1 C++
    Fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform leveraging the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.
  • Coral

    6.9 9.2 TypeScript
    A better commenting experience from Vox Media.
  • Misskey

    6.6 9.7 TypeScript
    Decentralized app-like microblogging server/SNS for the Fediverse, using the ActivityPub protocol like GNU social and Mastodon.
  • MyBB

    6.4 8.3 L1 PHP
    Free, extensible forum software package.
  • Friendica

    6.4 9.9 L1 PHP
    Social Communication Server.
  • OSSN

    6.4 9.4 L3 PHP
    Open Source Social Network
  • Thredded

    6.4 5.2 L5 Ruby
    Forums, feature-rich and simple.
  • Movim

    6.3 9.3 L3 PHP
    A brand new social network, full of awesome features in a modern and smart interface.
  • Talkyard

    5.9 9.1 Scala
    Create a community, where your users can suggest ideas and get questions answered. And have friendly open-ended discussions and chat
  • Simple Machines Forum

    5.6 9.5 PHP
    Free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.
  • Jappix

    5.3 0.0 JavaScript
    Jappix is an open social platform, that let's you easily get or keep in touch with everyone.
  • Hubzilla

    5.3 9.8 L1 PHP
    Independent general-purpose websites that not only connect with their associated members and viewers, but also connect together.
  • Anahita

    5.2 7.5 L3 PHP
    Open Source Social Networking Framework & Platform.
  • Mamute QA

    5.1 0.0 L5 Java
    Q&A Engine
  • FluxBB

    5.1 0.0 L3 PHP
    Fast, light, user-friendly forum software for your website.
  • Scoold

    4.9 8.8 Java
    Stack Overflow in a JAR. An enterprise-ready Q&A platform with full-text search, SAML, LDAP integration and social login support.
  • Satellity

    4.4 8.8 Go
    Yet another open source forum written in Golang, React and PostgreSQL.
  • BuddyPress

    4.2 8.7 L2 PHP
    A powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups, and more.
  • Socialhome

    4.1 7.8 Python
    Federated and decentralized profile builder and social network engine.
  • Orange Forum

    4.0 3.9 Go
    Orange Forum is an easy to deploy forum that has minimal dependencies and uses very little javascript.
  • Human-Connection

    4.0 9.6 JavaScript
    Free and open-source social network for active citizenship.
  • cartulary

    3.5 4.7 L2 PHP
    RSS reader, readability tool, article archiver, microblogger, social graph manager and reading list manager.
  • GNU social

    3.1 0.0 L3 PHP
    Social communication software for both public and private communications.
  • PPnet

    3.1 0.0 L4 JavaScript
    Create and host your own social network.
  • EpochTalk

    3.0 9.5 JavaScript
    Next Generation Forum Software.
  • Buddycloud

    3.0 0.0 L4 Java
    Tools, libraries, services and a community to build user-to-user, group and social messaging into your app. Saves time. Scales up. Supports you.
  • twtxt.net

    2.9 9.7 Go
    a Self-Hosted, Twitter™-like Decentralised micro-logging platform. No ads, no tracking, your content, your data!
  • Newebe

    2.8 0.0 L4 JavaScript
    A Distributed Social Network.
  • Gosora

    2.7 8.9 Go
    Gosora is an ultra-fast and secure forum software written in Go that balances usability with functionality.
  • RedMatrix

    2.6 0.0 L1 PHP
    Complete decentralised publishing, sharing, and communications system.
  • Abilian SBE

    1.9 6.3 JavaScript
    Open Source Collaboration and Social Networking framework & platform.
  • dyu/comments

    1.9 0.0 CSS
    A markdown-enabled comment engine powered by leveldb.
  • Glosa

    1.8 8.5 Clojure
    Open source commentary system easy to integrate with static pages. You can import from Disqus.
  • Zusam

    1.5 8.7 PHP
    Free and open-source way to self-host private forums for groups of friends or family.
  • rss2twtxt

    1.2 6.7 Go
    An RSS/Atom feed aggregator command-line tool and web service that consume RSS/Atom and produces twtxt.net feeds for consumption by twtxt clients.
  • Commento

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    Commento is a discussion platform that you can embed on your blog, news articles, and any place where you want your readers to add comments.
  • Tokumei

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    Anonymous microblogging platform.
  • Oxwall

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    Oxwall is used for a wide range of projects starting from family sites and custom social networks to collaboration tools and enterprise community solutions.
  • Pleroma

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    Federated microblogging server, Mastodon, GNU social, & ActivityPub compatible.
  • bbPress

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    bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress. Easily setup discussion forums inside your WordPress.org powered site.

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