What open-source forum would be the best to host on glitch?

I’ve heard about discourse, but when I try to import it from git, it errors …

Are there any other good open-source forums?

Would glitch consider forums as “static websites”?

first, you`ll need to consider which framework you’ll want to use. A forum would need a database to contain user and post data.

second, a static site mustn’t have a backend- these are the kinds of sites you would make out of simple html, javascript and CSS

Forums need backends for a lot of reasons, reason one being that forums rely heavily on SQL. Forums simply cannot work without backend code.

If your looking for a forum to host, check out FluxBB. Its lightweight, meaning that while it may not look very pretty, it may be able to work on Glitch. It also runs on PHP and uses SQLite, which Glitch supports.

But this won’t be counted as a static site

I specified in the top of my post that there is no way to host a static forum.


No, like I said in my top post they do not.

When I try to import it, this happens:

Can you try to clone it over the command line?

git clone https://github.com/Username/Repo.git

Yeah, it works now. When I try to open it, there’s just a dictionary.

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What repo are you trying to clone?


30 charsssssssssssssssssssss


You might have to move the contents of the folder into the root of the app.

What do you mean?

When you cloned the repo, did all of the contents of the repo end up in one folder?

No, it’s like that

Oh, ok, thats good. What happens when you view it?

Do you have a glitch.json file? You will need one of those for the PHP to render.

I don’t think I have glitch.json

Add a file called glitch.json and add this to it:

  "install": "echo 'We Are Ready!'",
  "start": "php -S -t ."