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README.md

Orange Forum

Note: Orange Forum 2.0 is work in progress. Please see orangeforum-1.x.x branch for the latest stable version.

Orange Forum is an easy to deploy forum that has minimal dependencies and uses very little javascript. It is written is golang and a compiled binary is available for linux. Try the latest version hosted here. Please contact info@goodoldweb.com if you have any questions or want support.

How to use

By default, sqlite is used, so it's easy to get started. Download the binary and migrate the database with:

./orangeforum -migrate

Create an admin:

./orangeforum -createadmin

Finally, start the server:

./orangeforum

Notes

There are three types of users in Orangeforum: admin, mod, and regular users. Admins are the most previleged and can do anything. Mods can edit posts and ban users.

Dependencies

  • Go 1.8 (only for compiling)
  • Postgres 9.5 (or use embedded sqlite3)

Options

  • -addr <port>: Use ./orangeforum -addr 8086 to listen on port 8086.
  • -dbdriver <db> and -dsn <data_source_name>: PostgreSQL and SQLite are supported. SQLite is the default driver.

To use postgres, run ./orangeforum -dbdriver postgres -dsn postgres://pguser:pgpasswd@localhost/orangeforum

To save an sqlite db at a different location, run ./orangeforum -dsn path/to/myforum.db.

Commands

  • -help: Show a list of all commands and options.
  • -migrate: Migrate the database. Run this once after updating the orangeforum binary (or when starting afresh).
  • -createadmin: Create an admin.
  • -createuser: Create a new user with no special privileges.
  • -changepasswd: Change password of a user.
  • -deletesessions: Drop all sessions and log out all users.
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