PHP Communication systems

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Top 23 PHP Communication system Projects

  • GitHub repo Flarum

    Simple forum software for building great communities.

    Project mention: I Miss RSS | | 2022-01-05

    Very nice to see the author uses Flarum ( an open-source forum software to power his blog. Very innovative use!

    We also use Flarum to power our user feedback site for Orion browser another example of Flarum's ability to adopt to different use cases.

  • GitHub repo HumHub

    HumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use and extendable with countless freely available modules.

    Project mention: HumHub: an open source enterprise social network | | 2021-09-13

    Github: humhub/humhub: HumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use and extendable with countless freely available modules. (

  • Cloudways

    Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. Deploy PHP applications on Cloudways web hosting platform to get high uptime and optimized performance. Use the BFCM promo "BFCM2021" to get 40% FLAT discount for FOUR months straight.

  • GitHub repo Mailcow

    mailcow: dockerized - 🐮 + 🐋 = 💕

    Project mention: G Suite legacy free edition accounts being suspended on July 1, 2022 | | 2022-01-19

    Over the last couple of days I have been migrating emails from G-Suite over to a selfhosted Mailcow instance.

  • GitHub repo Roundcube

    The Roundcube Webmail suite

    Project mention: Unable to log into RoundCube install | | 2021-12-19
  • GitHub repo RainLoop

    Simple, modern & fast web-based email client

    Project mention: All self-hosted email client options are ugly! | | 2021-09-25
  • GitHub repo PixelFed

    Photo Sharing. For Everyone.

    Project mention: If tens of millions of Americans collectively got off of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube all at once, these platforms would freak the hell out and change their policies of censorship on a dime. If we've learned anything over these vaccines, it's that money talks. | | 2022-01-12

    no, never really heard of facebook products having an unauthenticated view/api. people were hyping as an alternative for a while but doesn’t fit your requirement.

  • GitHub repo Vanilla Forums

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

    Project mention: Use forums rather than Slack/Discord to support developer community | | 2021-11-08

    (Not sure if the latest version supports digest emails though)

  • SonarLint

    Deliver Cleaner and Safer Code - Right in Your IDE of Choice!. SonarLint is a free and open source IDE extension that identifies and catches bugs and vulnerabilities as you code, directly in the IDE. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • 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

    Project mention: Exotic/unknown frameworks? | | 2021-05-28
  • GitHub repo AnonAddy

    Anonymous email forwarding

    Project mention: Have you made a new and clean Steam account for playing Lost Ark? | | 2022-01-19

    Not sure if /s or not, but if its true I highly recommend a password manager. I use a unique email address for every account I have (I'm using AnonAddy) but I don't need to remember anything with KeePass XC, just a master password (passphrase to be more precise.)

  • 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: Ask HN: Membership Management System | | 2021-12-12

    This might be too old school but you could deploy a forum have your members register then set ranks based on their memberships. For me an easy go-to would be phpBB [1] They could set email, profile info, interests, etc...

    [1] -

  • GitHub repo Friendica

    Friendica Communications Platform

    Project mention: Incorrectly Deleted from Facebook? Getting Back on Might Take Connections | | 2021-12-17
  • 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 17 international languages.

    Project mention: Cost and hours to programa basic social network from scratch? | | 2021-12-12
  • GitHub repo MyBB

    MyBB is a free and open source forum software.

    Project mention: Reddit getting an IPO, with $400M investment from Fidelity. Is this important? | | 2021-12-16 free opensource forum software. Any Devs can set it up as a backup?

  • GitHub repo Cypht

    Cypht: Lightweight Open Source webmail written in PHP and JavaScript

    Project mention: Google kills free G Suite / Workspace versions for existing customers | | 2022-01-19
  • GitHub repo FusionPBX

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

    Project mention: Self hosted VOIP | | 2022-01-08

    I haven't used it for a couple of years and was by no means an expert on VoIP and the different PBX options, but I was using asterisk I think and complained on some forum somewhere and they recommended fusionpbx.

  • GitHub repo phpList

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

  • GitHub repo FluxBB

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

    Project mention: nimforum: Lightweight alternative to Discourse written in Nim | | 2021-08-27

    FluxBB [1], the PHP based forum that powers the Archlinux wiki works fine without JS, and IMHO looks fine too.

    If you are looking for something minimal with threading support, fossil scm [2] includes a forum. You can checkout the forum for fossil itself which is powered by fossil.




  • GitHub repo Simple Machines Forum

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

    Project mention: Use forums rather than Slack/Discord to support developer community | | 2021-11-08

    Do yourself a favor and avoid SMF if possible. It "works", but has terrible code quality (prime example [1]) and the addon/module system operates by diffing the original PHP source file and then patching in the needed changes. As you can imagine, this quickly leads to a lot of issues when updating or using multiple addons.


  • GitHub repo Mibew

    Mibew Messenger - open-source live support application

  • 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: Webmail Client with Caldav and Carddav support | | 2021-06-07
  • GitHub repo Anahita

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

  • GitHub repo MailCare

    [MIRRORING REPOSITORY] See MailCare is an open source disposable email address services. Accessible via web browser or API to protect your privacy right now.

    Project mention: Self hosted Disposable email service. | | 2021-04-08
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 2022-01-19.

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

Project Stars
1 Flarum 12,291
2 HumHub 5,601
3 Mailcow 4,671
4 Roundcube 4,187
5 RainLoop 3,635
6 PixelFed 3,301
7 Vanilla Forums 2,464
8 Live Helper Chat 1,596
9 Elgg 1,516
10 AnonAddy 1,497
11 phpBB 1,487
12 Friendica 999
13 OSSN 835
14 MyBB 815
15 Cypht 686
16 FusionPBX 534
17 phpList 477
18 FluxBB 453
19 Simple Machines Forum 450
20 Mibew 437
21 WebMail Lite 419
22 Anahita 384
23 MailCare 196
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