FluxBB is fast, light, user-friendly forum software for your website.

FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website.


  • Supports PHP4 & PHP5
  • Easy installation and setup
  • Open-source (GNU General Public Licence)
  • Clean admin interface
  • Flexible permission system
  • Lots of community modifications

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The current stable release is FluxBB v1.5.6.

I couldn't find a nice title, so I took the first thing that came on my mind: no snowflakes. Winter is halfway and here in Belgium, the first snowflake has yet to fall... Anyway, thanks to January, we're 14k downloads higher than when this year started and released 2 new versions: FluxBB 1.5.6 and 1.4.12. Both might turn out to be the last releases in their own branches, as we do consider releasing the next version as FluxBB 1.6, of course, it might turn out to become the planned 1.5.7 update, maybe. Anyway, it doesn't really matter, the planned features will come, no matter what the version is, 1.5.7 or 1.6. Those features, you ask, are SQLite 3 support, we might drop PHP 4 support (You can thank Jamie (Reines) for that. Seriously, thank him for it.), some serious improvements to promotions, dashboard improvements and more. Yes, it's going to be awesome.

This brings me at my next issue: January was boring if you looked at the Resources page at our website. Really boring. In fact, only 1 new plugin made it Simple Move Posts by AracornRed. This mod is supposed to improve upon FluxBBs current split function. The only style that was added was Air 2 alpha, a style by me, trying to improve upon the current Air design. So.. Further on, let's point out some "Show Offs"...

Beware design
Beware design is a nice example of how to integrate FluxBB with a Bootstrap-based website. It's still the default Air design from FluxBB, but I remember adding Bootstrap to FluxBB and ending up with a mess of small text. Well played.

The concept (yes, concept) of Brauwmeister really made my eyes go wide open when I saw it, take a look for yourself.  While it's currently a lime version of Air, what it is supposed be become deserves some attention.

Textpatter is another great example of nice design. It's bright, has nice small arts to indicate forums, good readability, seems to be improved for touch. While I didn't take the time to go and find out what Textpattern is, I realy like their taste for design (how do you say this in English, in Dutch it is "smaak voor ontwerp", not sure about a good English translation...).

Another one? Yes yes! Indeed. Here, we've got the Dragon13Society (whatever that is). Let me be fair: I don't like its design. However, I still think it's a great example. It has pretty good readability, the buttons are huge, but the split between posts is a little bit confusing in my opinion. It looks a little bit like Windows' white contrast theme.

It draw my attention because it said .be smile. Anyway, AcitTu.be is one of the rare, non-Air based forums I've pointed out in the last couple of Round ups. In fact, it's based on Radium (one of the styles that have been in FluxBB since version 1.2 (which is the very beginning). Anyway, I like what he/she has done with the place. Perhaps it's a good idea to improve the dropdowns a little bit so they (the dropdowns) can be more themselves.