# About Flarum

Flarum is a delightfully simple discussion platform for your website. It's fast and easy to use, with all the features you need to run a successful community.

This user guide will help you to set up your own forum using Flarum and teach you the basics of managing your community.

# Goals

Flarum is the combined successor of esoTalk (opens new window) and FluxBB (opens new window). It is designed to be:

  • Fast and simple. No clutter, no bloat, no complex dependencies. Flarum is built with PHP so it’s quick and easy to deploy. The interface is powered by Mithril (opens new window), a performant JavaScript framework with a tiny footprint.

  • Beautiful and responsive. This is forum software for humans. Flarum is carefully designed to be consistent and intuitive across platforms, out-of-the-box.

  • Powerful and extensible. Customize, extend, and integrate Flarum to suit your community. Flarum’s architecture is amazingly flexible, with a powerful Extension API.

  • Free and open. Flarum is released under the MIT license (opens new window).

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