Since Freichat was an offloaded service, it was very difficult to change the look and feel of FreiChat, The upcoming release of FreiChat will have a nice backend to Manage Appearance as well as Translations (The release will also include plenty of bug fixes).
Here is a screenshot of what it looks after you play around with the colors,
It is a pleasure to announce the release of the new version of codoforum v4.8
Some highlights in this release:
Chat We have been working on instant messenger feature - FreiChat; for past couple of months. We have now integrated it with codoforum, so you should now be able to see that at bottom right corner of this forum.
You can enable this feature from your forum by first upgrading the FreiChat plugin then enabling it in the Settings:
Docker We have created a docker image for codoforum with all dependencies which installs itself automatically. So now with one single command you can install any version(>v4.7) of codoforum easily on your local or development setups.
Role colors It is now possible to give unique styles to every role. We have added a new option in the backend under UI Elements -> Role colors
You can simply give the desired color or put your own styles in css for a given role:
You can switch between logo and site title and upload your logo for your site header.
You can now configure whether to use username or email or both for the login screen. This configuration is also applied for the admin login.
Codoforum had issues with cached css where icons were not loaded when you switched between http/https or www/without www. This has finally been fixed, and now it will even work for multiple domains pointing to the same forum. There are also other couple of bug fixes in this release.
As always, you can directly upgrade the forum from your backend or download and install the new version from
It is a great pleasure to announce a new release of our forum V.4.6
We have fixed some annoying bugs in some plugins and fixed various ui issues.
We have also added a new plugin named 'Anti Spam Rules' for protecting your forum from spam. A visit to the forum just to see spam posts every day should greatly reduce after installing this plugin in your backend.
The new release completely gets rids off a huge html manipulation library named simple_html_dom which was used by some of the plugins. After removing this, you should see some speed improvements in your page load time.
And last, but the best feature of this release is our Private Messaging component. You should see a plugin named 'FreiChat' now in Codoforum plugins. We have used the latest technologies (ReactJS, Websockets, etc) to give you the best experience with a messaging system. Now messages will be delivered in a blink of an eye. We will be releasing a new version within next 2 weeks for adding offline notification support in FreiChat PM; so do wait for that.