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A comparison of forums inspired by http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/ForumAppsComparison.

 

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Features currently being evaluated

FeatureDescription
forum The app provides the concept of a forum inside which message threads are
grouped.
modify Users can modify messages.
demo If the application has a public demo site, a link and login/password are given.
comment Any Django model instance can have a message thread attached to it.
guest-post Visitors can post messages without registration.
msg-history When message are modified, everyone can see the change history.
private Users can send private messages to other users.
title Individual messages can have their own titles.
documentation Does project have documentation helping to install/maintain the forum?
who is online A who is online user list
Lo-Fi Version Templates for small devices like a handy
source code highlighting source code highlighting in posts?
Polls App provieds poll topics
Markup Markup languages available for members to format their messages in.
pre-moderate It's possible to hide new messages until they are approved by an administrator.
Unit tests Does the project have an automated testing suite?
post-moderate The app provides a user interface for removing messages
list own posts a user can get a list of his own posts?
list subscriptions user can get a list of all post that he has subscription
notify An administrator can be notified by E-mail and/or SMS about new messages. Note
that this feature should be trivial to add to most apps with signals and
external code only.
PackageDescriptionCategoryDownloadsLast UpdatedVersionRepoCommitsStarsForksParticipantsLicenseforummodifydemocommentguest-postmsg-historyprivatetitledocumentationwho is onlineLo-Fi Versionsource code highlightingPollsMarkuppre-moderateUnit testspost-moderatelist own postslist subscriptionsnotify
OSQAOSQA is a free, entry-level Q&A system from the makers of AnswerHub, the market-leading professional Q&A platform. Looking for Enterprise ...App0Feb. 23, 2015, 1:22 p.m.Github494299cdman
javierder
aniketschneider
geraldcombs
sicilian-lizard
lra
jasimmk
UNKNOWN
django-forumApp0NoneOther00UNKNOWN *
Sphene Community ToolsFramework0NoneOther00UNKNOWNhttp://sct.sphene.net/board/
Sphene Community ToolsFramework0None0.5Other00BSD License
django-easyTimezone localization without any thinking or doing whatsoever.App0April 17, 2015, 4:51 p.m.0.3Github84jamesmfriedman
sauramirez
Apache
Django Simple ForumA very simple/minimalistic Django ForumApp0Jan. 15, 2016, 2:11 p.m.Github36yoanisgilUNKNOWN
MisagoMisago is fully featured forum application standing on shoulders of Django and React.js.Framework0May 3, 2016, 5:33 p.m.Github515106rafalp
l0ud
kasperisager
DavidARussell
xyzz
Macsch15
zcho
UNKNOWNhttp://misago-project.org  (Depends on permissions set)as admin tool  (highlight.js)Github-flavoured Markdown
SpiritSpirit is a modern Python based forum built on top of Django frameworkApp0April 24, 2016, 3:26 p.m.0.4.7Github523123nitely
benjaminabel
mdamien
initialkommit
sheepsy90
alesdotio
lidashuang
qll
MIT Licensehttp://spirit-project.com/only adminsGithub-flavoured Markdown 
>250 test cases
Open Source QA AppA simple Q&A AppProject0March 15, 2016, 12:52 p.m.0.5.6Github1811arjunkomath
bitdeli-chef
MIT
django-machinaA Django forum engine for building powerful community driven websites.Framework0May 3, 2016, 12:18 a.m.0.1.1Github14714ellmetha
NotKit
yakky
mmeinzer
BSDhttp://demo.machina-forum.io
http://vanilla.machina-forum.io
http://django-machina.readthedocs.org/en/latest/Markdown by default
It is configurable
 
>400 test cases
django-machinaA Django forum engine for building powerful community driven websites.Framework0May 3, 2016, 12:18 a.m.0.1.1Github14714ellmetha
NotKit
yakky
mmeinzer
BSD
django-musetteForum for Django framework.App0May 4, 2016, 10:43 a.m.0.2.1Github242mapeveriBSD License
LBForumLBForum is a forum engine written in Python using DjangoApp0March 16, 2016, 10:48 p.m.0.9.22Github417155vicalloy
slepa
thagat
nyafka
KaySackey
asherepa
stereoit
baffolobill
ddkangfu
ellibre
BSD Licensehttp://vik.haoluobo.com/lbforum/ *
pybbmDjango forum solution. Tested, documented, shipped with example project.App0Feb. 13, 2016, 9:16 p.m.0.17.3Github180137GeyseR
lorien
zeus
DylannCordel
nigma
skolsuper
chrisv2
amigo
lampslave
leoleozhu
more...
BSDhttp://www.pybbm.orghttp://rtfd.org/projects/pybbm  (custom templates supported)* with 3rd party librariesBBCode, Markdown
PyBBPyBB is simple forum engine based on on Django. Key feature of pybb is the easy of integration to existing ...App0March 18, 2013, 8:06 p.m.0.1.10Bitbucket495lorienBSDhttp://pep8.ru/forumhttp://packages.python.org/pybb/
DinetteDinette is fully featured Django forum app.App0April 29, 2015, 6:47 a.m.1.4eGithub12623tuxcanfly
bhaskar234
akshar-raaj
manjunath24
plaban123
shabda
theju
Balu-Varanasi
ashok-raavi
jezdez
more...
GPLhttp://uswaretech.com/forum/
DjangoBBDjangoBB is a quick and simple forum which uses the Django. PLEASE USE STABLE BRANCH. Demo: http://support.djangobb.org/App0Feb. 23, 2016, 4:10 p.m.Bitbucket9045slav0nicUNKNOWNhttp://support.djangobb.org/http://djangobb.org/BBCode, Markdown
AskbotASKBOT is a Q&A forum, written in Django/Python and Javascript. **TRANSLATORS**: the translation environment is at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/askbot/App0May 1, 2016, 9:30 a.m.0.10.0Github1040458evgenyfadeev
fitoria
byroncorrales
yuttadhammo
n3ssi3
vxsx
hrcerqueira
chagel
czpython
jbofill
more...
GPLv3http://askbot.org/en/questions/http://askbot.org/doc/index.html 
>370 test cases
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