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Version 2.0 1.9.11 Live Version -
Last Release September 21, 2011 February 28, 2009 January 2nd, 2012 -
GPL License GPL License Proprietary License -
Price Free Free Basic Plan Free, Enthusiast $9.99/month, Professional $24.99/month -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Fast & Simple Classical Fast & Simple -
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Medium Community Medium Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
5.5/10 (54 votes)
5.4/10 (119 votes)
8.6/10 (41 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
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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
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  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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No Yes No -
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Croatian
Italian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Ukrainian
No. -
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
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Distribution No. No.
  • Native Support
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Threads / Topics bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Flat Flat Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
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- No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes No -
- Yes Yes -
No No No -
Plugin No Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
- Yes No -
Forum Posts bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Markdown
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- Yes No -
No Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
- No No -
No Yes Yes -
No No Yes -
No Yes No -
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
No Yes No -
No Yes Yes -
No No No -
No No No -
No Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
Technical Features bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Bundled Software No. No. No. -
  • RSS 2.0
No. No. -
Yes No Yes -
  • XML/RPC
No. No. -
Cache System - No No -
No. No. No. -
Post By Email - No No -
User Profiles &
Options
bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures No Yes No -
No Yes No -
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes No -
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes No -
No Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No No No -
Payment
Subscriptions
- No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes No -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - No -
No Yes No -
User Blacklist No Yes No -
IP Blocking No Yes No -
Customization bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Yes No No -
Plugin Installation -
Yes Yes
~116 Available Themes.
Yes -
Custom BBCodes - No No -
Custom Emoticons - Yes No -
Custom
Thread Icons
- Yes No -
Custom
Profile Fields
- No No -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No. -
  • WordPress
No. No. -
No. No. No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Moderation No.
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes Yes -
Global Moderator Yes Yes Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Plugin Yes No -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes No Yes -
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- No No -
No Yes No -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No -
Access Control List No Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
Mass Mailing No Yes No -
Installation &
Upgrading
bbPress Extreme Message Board Twelvestone
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard -
Update
Notifications
No Yes Yes -
Forum Migration - No No -
Database
Management
Backup Database No No No -
Prune Database No Yes No -
Restore Database No No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes No -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- Yes No -
Tasks Scheduler - No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 5
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AAA
  • A
  • AA
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Yes Yes Yes -
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