PHP Communication systems

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Communication systems

Top 23 PHP Communication system Projects

  • GitHub repo Flarum

    Simple forum software for building great communities.

    Project mention: [AskJS] What is the one npm package that changed your life? | | 2021-03-25

    Mithril is pretty great, they're big lovers of it over at I love being able to use it with JSX without all the complexities of React.

  • GitHub repo HumHub

    HumHub - Open Source Social Network

    Project mention: HumHub – open-source Social Network | | 2021-02-14
  • GitHub repo Mailcow

    mailcow: dockerized - 🐮 + 🐋 = 💕

    Project mention: Mail server? | | 2021-04-12

    i use one with mailcow, pretty straightforward and no issues

  • GitHub repo Roundcube

    The Roundcube Webmail suite

    Project mention: self hosted email services | | 2021-03-25


  • GitHub repo RainLoop

    Simple, modern & fast web-based email client

    Project mention: Im a newbie, propably my fault, but why I cant download this ? | | 2021-03-08

    The repo is here: and you can clone here. The files you're looking for are in plugins/postfixadmin-change-password

  • GitHub repo PixelFed

    Photo Sharing. For Everyone.

    Project mention: Facebook and Instagram are the most invasive apps - iMore | | 2021-03-17


  • GitHub repo Vanilla Forums

    Vanilla is a powerfully simple discussion forum you can easily customize to make as unique as your community.

  • GitHub repo Live Helper Chat

    Live Helper Chat - live support for your website. Featuring web and mobile apps, Voice & Video & ScreenShare. Supports Telegram, Twilio (whatsapp), Facebook messenger including building a bot.

  • GitHub repo Elgg

    A social networking engine in PHP/MySQL

  • GitHub repo phpBB

    phpBB Development: phpBB is a popular open-source bulletin board written in PHP. This repository also contains the history of version 2.

    Project mention: LPT: Remove unwanted friends/strangers from Facebook on their birthdays. | | 2021-04-13

    This is wrong assumption. Facebook was founded in 2004, we had been hanging out on FORUMS (based on, for example) for several years. And it was great... Information posted there is still searchable! Even today!

  • GitHub repo AnonAddy

    Anonymous email forwarding

    Project mention: After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere | | 2021-04-13


  • GitHub repo Friendica

    Friendica Communications Platform

    Project mention: What’s cool now, but probably won’t be in 5 years? | | 2021-03-21

    There's diaspora* and Friendica.

  • GitHub repo MyBB

    MyBB is a free and open source forum software.

    Project mention: Question about setting up a website | | 2021-03-02
  • GitHub repo OSSN

    Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 16 international languages.

    Project mention: Hubzilla vs. Diaspora vs. OSSN for hosting my own personal social media page? | | 2021-03-11

    I really like the interface of OSSN, but I see that Hubzilla and Diaspora are both part of the Fediverse which seems to be widely liked and used, which makes me feel better about the longevity of such a product.

  • GitHub repo Cypht

    Cypht: Lightweight Open Source webmail written in PHP and JavaScript

    Project mention: Webmail that has 'unread first' sorting? | | 2021-02-27 is awesome and iirc have that functionality!

  • GitHub repo FusionPBX

    Official FusionPBX - A full-featured domain based multi-tenant PBX and voice switch for FreeSwitch.

  • GitHub repo FluxBB

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

  • GitHub repo Mibew

    Mibew Messenger - open-source live support application

  • GitHub repo Simple Machines Forum

    Thoughts, Ideas and bits of code for SMF (2.1)

  • GitHub repo WebMail Lite

    AfterLogic WebMail Lite PHP. Fast and easy-to-use webmail front-end for your existing IMAP mail server, Plesk or cPanel.

    Project mention: PHP Email Client with support for multiple accounts | | 2021-03-17
  • GitHub repo phpList

    Fully functional Open Source email marketing manager for creating, sending, integrating, and analysing email campaigns and newsletters. (by phpList)

  • GitHub repo Anahita

    Anahita is a platform and framework for developing open science and knowledge sharing applications on a social networking foundation.

  • GitHub repo BuddyPress

    BuddyPress DEVELOPMENT repo. This repository is just a mirror of the development SVN at Please do not send pull requests, submit patches to instead. More at

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-04-13.


What are some of the best open-source Communication system projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Flarum 11,407
2 HumHub 5,358
3 Mailcow 3,872
4 Roundcube 3,805
5 RainLoop 3,442
6 PixelFed 2,826
7 Vanilla Forums 2,320
8 Live Helper Chat 1,467
9 Elgg 1,463
10 phpBB 1,415
11 AnonAddy 1,067
12 Friendica 938
13 MyBB 754
14 OSSN 717
15 Cypht 641
16 FusionPBX 482
17 FluxBB 437
18 Mibew 419
19 Simple Machines Forum 416
20 WebMail Lite 415
21 phpList 401
22 Anahita 370
23 BuddyPress 173