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Version 0.9.1 4.5 --
Last Release July 15, 2009 January 28th, 2011 --
GPL License Proprietary License --
Price Free Free with Ads, $7 / 50,000 views, $14 / 100,000 views,... --
Resources --
Normal Easy to Use --
Installation Long & Difficult Fast & Simple --
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Small Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.3/10 (92 votes)
4.5/10 (611 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Beehive Forum ProBoards
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • Perl
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  • 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
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  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
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Yes No --
Languages
Supported Languages:
German
French
English (British)
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
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Distribution No.
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
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Threads / Topics Beehive Forum ProBoards
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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- No --
No Yes --
No Yes --
- Yes --
No No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
Forum Posts Beehive Forum ProBoards
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Plain
  • BBCode
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Beehive Forum ProBoards
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Beehive Forum ProBoards
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. --
  • RSS 1.0
No. --
No No --
No. No. --
Cache System No Yes --
No. No. --
Post By Email - No --
User Profiles &
Options
Beehive Forum ProBoards
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
- No --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist No Yes --
IP Blocking No Yes --
Customization Beehive Forum ProBoards
No No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons - Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Patch Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Beehive Forum ProBoards
Moderation No.
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
No Yes --
Global Moderator No Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics No Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes --
Access Control List No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing No Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Beehive Forum ProBoards
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading --
Update
Notifications
No Yes --
Forum Migration No No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes --
Prune Database No Yes --
Restore Database No Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes --
Tasks Scheduler No No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • Frameset HTML
  • HTML 4.01
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
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  • A
  • A
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No No --
No No --
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