Compare Advanced Electron Forum vs FluxBB vs FusionBB vs Zoho Discussions

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Advanced Electron Forum Logo
Advanced Electron Forum
FluxBB Logo
FluxBB
FusionBB Logo
FusionBB
Zoho Discussions Logo
Zoho Discussions
Version 1.0.9 1.5.3 3.2 Hosted
Last Release May 17, 2011 March, 22 2013 June 5th, 2011 December, 2009
Custom License GPL License Proprietary License Proprietary License
Price Free Free 1 Year License - $149, Renewal - $39 Free for Free Edition, $12 for Basic Edition, $25 for Standard Edition and $75 for Professional Edition
Resources
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use Perfection
Installation Easy to Do Easy to Do Easy to Do Fast & Simple
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast
Community Size Medium Community Medium Community Medium Community Big Community
Our Opinion
User Reviews
6.3/10 (36 votes)
8.3/10 (81 votes)
7.5/10 (11 votes)
7.5/10 (23 votes)
Demonstration
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
No.
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
No.
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
No.
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
No.
Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
Yes Yes No Yes
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
Supported Languages:
Bosnian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Spanish
French
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Korean (South)
Kurdish
Lithuanian
Latvian
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
No.
Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
Japanese
English (British)
English (American)
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No. No.
Distribution No. No. No. No.
Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded Flat Flat/Threaded
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Tags
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
- No Yes -
No Yes Yes Yes
Yes No Yes Yes
- Yes Yes -
No No No No
No No Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Yes Yes -
Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Plain Text
  • Preview Button
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
- No No -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Reply Box No Yes Yes Yes
- Plugin No Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Plugin No Yes
Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Image Attachment No.
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No.
Embedded Videos No. No. No. No.
Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Yes Plugin Yes No
Yes Plugin Yes Yes
No Plugin Yes Plugin
Yes No Yes No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Bundled Software No. No.
  • Portal
  • Blog
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Bug Tracker
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
No Yes No Yes
No. No. No. No.
Cache System - Yes No Yes
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
No. No.
Post By Email - No No -
User Profiles &
Options
Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export
Private Messages
No No No Yes
Payment
Subscriptions
- No Yes No
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Plugin Yes Yes
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No No -
No Yes Yes No
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes No
Customization Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Yes Yes
~152 Available Plugins.
No No
Plugin Installation [++[ Normal
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom BBCodes No Patch Yes No
Custom Emoticons Yes Patch Yes -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No Yes No
Custom
Profile Fields
No No Yes No
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No.
No. No. No. No.
No.
No.
Content Aggregation No. No.
  • As a new Forum Topic
No.
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Moderation No.
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No.
Moderator
per Section
No Yes Yes Yes
Global Moderator No Yes Yes Yes
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Topics No Yes Yes Yes
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes Yes Yes
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No.
- Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes No
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No No
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mass Mailing Yes Yes Yes No
Installation &
Upgrading
Advanced Electron Forum FluxBB FusionBB Zoho Discussions
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes No No
Forum Migration - Yes Yes -
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes Yes No
Prune Database Yes Yes Yes No
Restore Database No Yes Yes No
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes Yes Plugin
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- No Yes No
Tasks Scheduler - No Yes No
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.1 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • A
  • AA
  • A
  • AA
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
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