Feature List

GeneralPhorum Details
Version 5.2.9a
Release Date 10/13/2008
Author Phorum Dev Team
URL www.phorum.org
Free and Open Source Yes
License The Phorum License (BSD)
License cost 0
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StoragePhorum Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
Hosting available  
PostsPhorum Details
BBCode Optional
HTML Optional
Emoticons Optional
Formatting Toolbar Optional
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Plugin
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsPhorum Details
Categories Yes
Subforums multiple levels
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityPhorum Details
CAPTCHA Optional
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings Plugin
Suspension Plugin
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Optional
User Reports Yes
Other Aksimet Plugin
NotificationPhorum Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityPhorum Details
Avatars Plugin
User Ranks Plugin
Rating/Karma System Plugin
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Plugin
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationPhorum Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchPhorum Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationPhorum Details
Languages Many user contributed.
Templates global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Plugin
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs Plugin
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesPhorum Details
Statistics Plugin
Polls Plugin
Calendar No
Friendly URLs Plugin
Data ManagementPhorum Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving No
Export Formats  
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View Optional


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.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


Record maintainer:
Detail views:
Most compared with:
SMF (68%), Advanced Electron Forum (58%), Beehive Forum (59%) → Compare
Record added:
Last updated:

Something wrong?

Is something wrong with this entry? Do you have some additional infos? Contact us!


These screenshots should give you a first impression how Phorum looks like. Remember: The look of many forums can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.

Demo Phorum

This is a screen shot of the Phorum.org demo installation. It is using the default template.

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for Phorum are listed at Secunia. You should always make sure to run an up-to-date version of the software and apply security related patches as soon as possible.

    Sponsored Links:

    A service brought to you by the fine people of CosmoCode.