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POP Forums

A forum and Q&A application with real-time updating, image uploading and private message chat in multiple languages.

The main branch is now the work-in-progress for future versions running on .NET 8+. The v20.x branch is v20.x, running on .NET 7. The v19.x branch is v19.x, running on .NET 6. If you're looking for the version that works on .NET Framework 4.5+ with MVC 5, check out v13.0.2.

Roadmap: The v20 release has a new OAuth-Only mode that allows the forum to run privately with an external identity provider. Much of the rest of the release includes refactoring and more subtle improvements.

For the latest information and documentation, and how to get started, check the pages (also in markdown in /docs of source):

Try it out and make test posts here:

CI build of main runs here:

Build status

Latest release:
Packages available on NuGet.

The latest CI build packages can be found with these feeds on MyGet:

Sample app using only the packages:


  • .NET v8.
  • npm and Node.js to build the front-end.
  • AzureKit optionally requires Redis for two-level cache, Azure Search for Search.
  • AzureKit optionally requires an Azure Storage account for queues and Azure Functions.
  • ElasticKit optionally requires ElasticSearch for search.
  • Works great on Windows and Linux.
  • Build with Visual Studio or JetBrains Rider.