is a web based message board written in PHP. Phorum is designed with
high-availability and visitor ease of use in mind. Features such as
mailing list integration, easy customization and simple installation
make Phorum a powerful add-in to any website.
Phorum = Speed + Power!
Phorum is a little different from the other web based message boards
out there. It was designed to meet different needs of different web
sites while not sacrificing performance or features.
Speed Comes First
The group of developers of Phorum had very different needs. Some
needed software that could run a single forum with over 2,000 new posts
per day. Others hosted over 4,000 forums on one server. The end result
is a versatile product that can serve anyone's needs.
Power Not Forgotten
For the Phorum team, power means having the ability to make your
message board do what you want it to do. Your message board should fit
into your site. The developers of Phorum believe that the branding of
the message board software should not over power the branding of your
products and services.
Hooks & Modules
To satisfy the web master that needs every bell and whistle, or
those that want to make their web site unique, the Phorum team created
a very flexible hook & module system. These hooks allow a webmaster
to create modules for using external authentication, altering message
data before its stored, adding custom information about users or
messages... almost anything you could want.
Phorum gives the web designers the power to rearrange the data in
any shape, form or fashion they could want. The templates are in pure
HTML with simple to understand text commands embedded in them. You can
use the provided templates as a starting point or start from scratch.
The power is in your hands.