esoTalk – Simple, Fast & Modern Forum App

Previously, a post at WRD had shared the 9 well-known and free forum softwares.

Here is a fresh alternative named esoTalk, which focuses on removing the complexity of forum apps with a simple + modern interface and functionality.


It is built with PHP-MySQL, includes the main features a forum would need and has a plugin system for extending it more.

esoTalk is still in the early stages of its development, not as feature-rich as many other alternatives. But, maybe, something simpler is what you are looking for.

  1. Reply Dominik May 9, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    Sorry, I like your Page very much and love your picks, but this pick seems to be a little different.

    As far as I know, the lead developer of esotalk isn’t in the project anymore and there’s no more further developing. Referring to this -> it seems its not “in the early stages of development” anymore as you mentioned in this article. GitHub says last push 1 month ago, okay… dunno, just wanted to say I won’t use it because it seems to me it’s not developed anymore.


  2. Reply Umut M. May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM


    I totally respect your thoughts on that and seems like you have a point.

    While digging the app, I had seen this entry: but not the one you had mentioned.

    I always found many forum apps to be overly-bloated and such a resource looked (and hope will be) promising.

    But, like you mentioned, its future -sadly- seems unclear.

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