Simplest Forum (Scripts) Publisher's description
Many sites neither need nor want a complex forum, but want instead an easy way for users to communicate.
Many sites neither need nor want a complex forum, but want instead an easy way for users to communicate. This simplistic, bare-bones Joomla! 1.5 native forum component is the "simplest forum" possible while still providing useful functionality. Simplest Forum allows role-based viewing, posting and management and provides three views: a list of all forums, a list of topics, and a list of all posts for a specific forum. Forum, topic, and post list display are completely CSS based for maximum customization. Thanks to a handful of helpful folks, Simplest Forum's front end has been translated into several languages as well (see contributions and thanks on our download page).
The Simplest Forum core is kept very simple and very basic so that it is easily installed and used with little effort. The forum is, however, powered by a flexible plugin system which enables standard Joomla! plugins to extend its functionality considerably. Simplest Forum has a number of existing extensions available for it including CAPTCHA support via Simple CAPTCHA, a basic (but very customizable) "Latest Posts" module, a Joomla! search plugin, a BBCode plugin, a notification plugin, an attachment / upload plugin, and an RSS plugin.
The Simplest Forum *does not* include profiles, statistics, or private messaging. You can be the first to write a plugin offering one or more of those functionalities, or you may be better off using one of the more advanced components such as Fireboard, Agora, etc.
Enjoy and feel free to contact us with questions and comments!
System Requirements:Joomla 1.5
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall