if4lcon / council

An open source forum built on Laravel.

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This is an open source forum that was built and maintained at Laracasts.com.



  • To run this project, you must have PHP 7 installed.
  • You should setup a host on your web server for your local domain. For this you could also configure Laravel Homestead or Valet.
  • If you want use Redis as your cache driver you need to install the Redis Server. You can either use homebrew on a Mac or compile from source (https://redis.io/topics/quickstart).

Step 1

Begin by cloning this repository to your machine, and installing all Composer & NPM dependencies.

git clone git@github.com:JeffreyWay/council.git
cd council && composer install && npm install
php artisan council:install
npm run dev

Step 2

Next, boot up a server and visit your forum. If using a tool like Laravel Valet, of course the URL will default to http://council.test.

  1. Visit: http://council.test/register to register a new forum account.
  2. Edit config/council.php, and add any email address that should be marked as an administrator.
  3. Visit: http://council.test/admin/channels to seed your forum with one or more channels.
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An open source forum built on Laravel.

License:MIT License


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