ElkArte is a modern, powerful community building forum software. It is completely free to use and is licensed under an open source BSD-3 clause license.
Initially based on Simple Machines Forum (SMF), it began as an overhaul of the code; to modernize, implement new features and make a forum software more relevant in a time of unprecedented social interaction. It has grown to become a modern and feature-rich forum package to meet the demands of today's message board user.
Enjoy the benefits of volunteers from around the world, who believe in freedom of software and donate thier time making ElkArte what it is today.
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Pro Improved Anti Spam measures
Elkarte has BadBehaviour and other measures included into the core to protect your forum from spammers.
Pro Notification centre
ElkArte has a notification center where you can see mentions, likes, quoted messages and other alerts, all included into the core of the software.
Pro Responsive design
ElkArte comes out of the box with two responsive styles.
Pro Easy to install
Pro Open Source
It is completely free to use and is licensed with an open source BSD-3 clause license.
Pro Integrated video embedding
Integrated video embedding for YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion.
Con Limited themes and extensions
And community is fairly small as it is derived from SMF Forums.