A forum app made with multiple Flask extensions
Python CSS
Latest commit a7894b3 Dec 30, 2013 @akprasad Fix link in readme
(github: fixes #2)



A forum app with some basic forum stuff:

  • Authentication and session management
  • Create boards, threads, and posts
  • Write and edit posts in Markdown

Most of the forum code is contained in its own folder, and it's pretty easy to move it to other projects and use it as a blueprint or whatever else you have in mind. If you're new to Flask, this project is also a pretty good illustration of how to use a variety of common and especially useful extensions.

Extensions used


flask-forum uses bcrypt for password hashing. If you're using Ubuntu, you can install it with the necessary headers by running the following commands:

sudo apt-get install python-dev libffi-dev
sudo pip install bcrypt

The rest of the setup is more conventional:

pip install -r requirements.txt
python manage.py create_db
python manage.py create_user -e <email> -p <password>
python manage.py create_role -n admin
python manage.py add_role -u <email> -r admin
python runserver.py

By default the site is hosted at localhost:5000.