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nForum is a simple forum package for Umbraco and originally based on the current our.umbraco.org forum, it has been built and tested with Umbraco 4.8+ and full trust (It will NOT work on Medium Trust).

1.7 works on Umbraco 6.1+ only
1.6 works on Umbraco 4.8+
1.5 works on Umbraco 4.7+

I have tried to build this purposely so it requires no third party tables and most importantly that it's really easy to extend by simply adding a property to a doctype, then updating the models and model mapper in the source code and that’s it.

Read more here, also if you are having installation problems. It goes through some basic checks.


Watch installation example here:



v1.7 DOES NOT use Examine.

v1.5 of nForum uses Examine v1.4 and the binaries for it are bundled within the package.  So your existing Examine binaries will be replaced with these updated ones.

The source code is available on codeplex so you can easily extend it as you need.


Feature Revision:

- Updated to work with v6.1+ only
- Using new content API for data
- Removed Examine dependency
- Updated installer
- Works with SQL CE & SQL Express


- Updated to work with Umbraco 4.8
- Fixed IE javascript bugs
- Tested to work with SQL CE fully


- Majority of the core codebase rewritten from scratch
- A lot of bug fixes from older version
- Examine data provider with Nodefactory  backup
- A lot faster for large forums


- Major Refactoring of code, now easier to customise/add custom member properties

- Added in a custom member class with caching to stop using .getProperty()

- All reported bugs fixed and unreported ones too

- Make fields mandatory on docs and members in Umbraco UI

- Replace the message system to make it easier to install in existing site

- Swap editor to Tinymce

- Add smileys, make them feed from a folder so easy adding and removing

- Insert Code TinyMCE Pop up

- Auto Meta descriptions on topics, and categories

- Improve Admin UI on posts, move buttons under karma score including new quote button

- Allow front end admins to move topics to new categories

- Let people quote others with a quote button and show in reply to

- Remove day from topic autofolders, leaving just year and month

- Add Ajax preview post info pop up on topic list pages, turn off'n'onable

- Make private categories completely private - Can't browse to sub topics or posts if ticked

- Allow Karma voting to be turned off completely

- Add Karma restrictions on using Karma itself

- Add Karma limits on accessing/viewing categories

- Add Karma limits on posting and creating topics in categories

- Auto subscribe to your own topics when creating them

- Add go to latest post link topics, must jump to last post

- Add Canonical tags for pages with paging querystring

- Cache Active Topics

- Add the ability for admins to create new sticky topics


- Manually authorise membership, admin can authorise new sign ups for private forums

- Latest members dashboard

- email notify admin on new Member registration


- Customisable Email template for all messages/notifications

- Report member to admin

- Private messages between members

- Ajax topic & post creation

- Email notifications / subscriptions Per Topic

- Custom Caching

- Easily change post editor to one of your choice

- Auto Date Folders for topics to help administration

- Ban members From Forum



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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
8.2.x (untested)
8.1.x (untested)
8.0.x (untested)
7.15.x (untested)
7.14.x (untested)
7.13.x (untested)
7.12.x (untested)
7.11.x (untested)
7.10.x (untested)
7.9.x (untested)
7.8.x (untested)
7.7.x (untested)
7.6.x (untested)
7.5.x (untested)
7.4.x (untested)
7.3.x (untested)
7.2.x (untested)
7.1.x (untested)
7.0.x (untested)
6.1.x (100%)
6.0.x (untested)

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Package Information

  • Package owner: Lee
  • Created: 27/01/2011
  • Current version v1.7
  • License MIT
  • Downloads: 16779