Activities: ForumNG

Maintained by Picture of sam marshallsam marshall, Picture of Jason PlattsJason Platts, Picture of Alan ThompsonAlan Thompson, Picture of Alan CarterAlan Carter
Alternative forum with AJAX and management features

ForumNG 3.0 r1

Release notes


Copyright 2016 The Open University

This is an alternative forum that you can install into standard Moodle.

It does not replace the standard forum, and operates alongside it.
You can copy forums from the standard forum into ForumNG format if you like
(...and if it works; this hasn't been tested lately).


Bug reports:


Please note that this code is tested on OU systems but we rely on the
community for testing on other systems.


Moodle 3.0+
Postgres / MySQL


Place the contents of this source tree into your Moodle installation so that
within your Moodle root, this file is mod/forumng/README. Then visit the
Moodle notifications page to install.

If you want the forums to be searchable, you also need to install the
local_ousearch plugin. (It is best to do this before using ForumNG much,
otherwise it takes ages to install as it builds indexes for everything.)
When you install the ousearch plugin, a search box will automatically appear.


Moodle 3.0

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
3.0 r1
Can be updated from
2.9 r1 (2015082101)
Can be updated to
3.1 r1 (2016080100)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.0
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.0

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation