I didn't have to spend too much time finding a good option for forum software. Weebly provides a limited option from a third-party vendor but it requires a monthly fee and didn't look good at all. After a Google search I found esoTalk. It's a free and open source project that is described as being fast, simple, and powerful. The user interface is minimal and clean, making the forum content front and center. Within minutes of installing it on my test server at Koding.com I was sold.
My father, Larry Clipperton, created Clipperton.org as a way to explore his love for technology and family genealogy. After a number of years, I took over hosting the site while my father continued providing updates for the front end. I want to thank him for all the hard work that went into researching and organizing the mounds of data on the Clipperton family, Clipperton Island, and Captain John Clipperton.