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Version 2.0 Hosted --
Last Release September 21, 2011 March 26th, 2010 --
GPL License GPL License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
5.5/10 (55 votes)
5.3/10 (19 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements bbPress Google Groups
  • 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
  • Lighttpd
No. --
  • PHP 5
No. --
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
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
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  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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No Yes --
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Armenian
Bulgarian
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Korean (South)
Lithuanian
Latvian
Dutch
Norwegian
Filipino
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Slovak
Swahili
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics bbPress Google Groups
Flat Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
No. --
- - --
Yes Yes --
No No --
- - --
No No --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
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Forum Posts bbPress Google Groups
  • Plain Text
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Plain
  • HTML
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- Plugin --
No Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
- No --
No Yes --
No No --
No Yes --
Image Attachment No. No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features bbPress Google Groups
No Plugin --
No Yes --
No Plugin --
No Plugin --
No Yes --
No Plugin --
Technical Features bbPress Google Groups
Bundled Software No.
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes No --
  • XML/RPC
No. --
Cache System - No --
No. No. --
Post By Email - Yes --
User Profiles &
Options
bbPress Google Groups
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures No Yes --
No No --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
- - --
No Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
- No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - --
No No --
User Blacklist No Yes --
IP Blocking No Yes --
Customization bbPress Google Groups
Yes No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes - No --
Custom Emoticons - No --
Custom
Thread Icons
- No --
Custom
Profile Fields
- No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • WordPress
No. --
No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
bbPress Google Groups
Moderation No. No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes No --
Shadow Topics Plugin No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes No --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration No. No. --
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No No --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List No No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing No Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
bbPress Google Groups
Installation Method Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
No - --
Forum Migration - No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No No --
Prune Database No No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- No --
Tasks Scheduler - No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AAA
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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