I wish to add a very simple forum to a website which works without the need for logging in. It doesn't even need separate categories - just a continuous stream of messages. Its for the use of small group of people (50?) that may post an average of 2-3 messages per day in total.

I know it will be open to spam, but I would like to give a select few users the privilege to delete messages so that spam can be kept under control.

The number one priority for the forum is that it have a simple and friendly feel. I want new visitors to have the feeling that they are instantly "part of the conversation" rather than having to dig around to find the latest post.

  • w.r.t. being part of the conversation, I would like it to be configured so that the users always see the last few posts as they arrive. mickreiss over 9 years ago
  • It is essential that photos can be uploaded to the forum. mickreiss over 9 years ago

2 answers


You might also look at Vanilla: http://vanillaforums.org/

Answered over 9 years ago by Tony Crockford
  • I'd second that. It's rather nice. Olly Hodgson over 9 years ago
Liam 53

Surely, you could just use something like PHPBB, MyBB or even vBulletin and open it up to guests?

Answered over 9 years ago by Liam
  • Ok, well that's three - would you care to recommend which of those could best be configured for my requirements (see my added comment). mickreiss over 9 years ago
  • It would entirely depend upon if you are looking for a commercial solution (vBulletin) or a free/open source one such as PHBB and MyBB. PHPBB would be one that I'd recommend due to it's high level of extensibility and ease of use. Liam over 9 years ago