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Gossamer Forum

Gossamer Forum is the ideal software solution to create, or enhance, any online community. Great features including a WYSIWYG Editor and powerful search makes Gossamer Forum one of the most fully featured forum scripts out there.

A robust security system helps administrators easily moderate and control user actions so maintaining your community has never been easier.

Already have another forum installed? Gossamer Forum includes import scripts for many major forum programs, such as IkonBoard, WWWThreads (now UBBThreads), UBB5/6 and WWWBoard.

Key Features


Make your posts stand out. Gossamer Forum's HTML editor makes it easy for you to create visually effective posts without having to know HTML coding. Change fonts, add color, bold phrases, or format your posts anyway you want, all with a click of a button.

Buddy List

Keep your friends close. Gossamer Forum features a buddy list so you can conveniently access your contacts. Send PMs, retrieve profile information, and view their most recent posts at the click of a button.

Robust Security System

Safeguard your forum. Gossamer Forum includes many features that allow you to maintain your installation and provide your users with secure and safe forums. Bans can be performed on user accounts, IPs, and even email addresses used to sign up. Wildcard support makes banning a range of values easy.

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Use Cases


Consisting of a huge community of rock-climbing enthusiasts, Rockingclimbing.com features a highly customized suite of Gossamer Products. Gossamer Forum provides the community a full-featured forum service including their own rock-climbing log, in which they record and document their descents from various climbing routes.


One of Gossamer Threads' premier clients, Dropzone.com has fostered an enormous following for those interested in the sport of skydiving. With some threads containing approximately 1.6 million posts, Dropzone demonstrates Gossamer Forum's ability to handle massive archives of message data with lightning fast efficiency.

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Competitive upgrade offer

We offer 50% off if you are already a licensed user of a commercial forum package.

What others say

“The reader forum is my web portal's hub of activity. After outgrowing a previous forum software and two web hosts I landed at Gossamer Threads, which serves as both my web host and the producer of my forum software. My forum handles 1600 daily posts, 3.5 million page views, along with queries that quickly search over one million archived posts. The forum handles rotating banner ads, along with whatever customizations I throw at it (I use the Gossamer Threads staff to write my custom code and scripts).”

– Dan Empfield
Slow Twitch Forums

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Gossamer Forum comes with a very versatile plugin system that allows our growing user community to add new functionality without altering Gossamer Forum's core code.
The plugins can be downloaded and installed directly from your Gossamer Forum admin panel.


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