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Django-machina is a forum engine for Django providing a way to build community-driven websites. It offers a full-featured yet very extensible forum solution that is designed to be used inside existing Django applications.

Django-machina is customizable and extensible: each single functionality of the application can be customized or overriden to accommodate with your needs and your own business logic. The central aim of django-machina is to provide a solid core of a forum project - without much of extra functionality included - that can be extended or customized to suit your project needs.



  • Forums tree management
  • Per-forum permissions
  • Topic and post editing
  • Anonymous posting
  • Pre-moderation and moderation
  • Polls and attachments