What is Pleroma?

Pleroma is a federated social networking platform, compatible with GNU social, Mastodon and other ActivityPub and OStatus implementations. It is free software licensed under the AGPLv3. It actually consists of two components: a backend, named simply Pleroma, and a user-facing frontend, named Pleroma-FE.

For a user-friendly introduction, have a look here: What is Pleroma?


Pleroma-FE is the single column frontend bundled with Pleroma. It is highly customizable, with an impressive set of features.

Advantages of the Pleroma backend

Technical details

There is now a dedicated Pleroma GitLab where all development takes place.

Some of the technologies used in Pleroma include Elixir, Vue.js, and the Phoenix framework.

Other helpful resources