Compare BulletinBoards vs FUDForum vs UseBB vs Website Toolbox

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BulletinBoards Logo
BulletinBoards
FUDForum Logo
FUDForum
UseBB Logo
UseBB
Website Toolbox Logo
Website Toolbox
Version 8.8 3.0.4 1.0.10 Hosted.
Last Release July 29th, 2009 July 15, 2012 October 25, 2009 April 25, 2009
Proprietary License GPL License GPL License GPL License
Price $29.85 quarterly / $101.50 yearly Free Free Free Version, $0 - Enterprise Version 1 year / $59.95
Resources
Normal Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use
Installation Easy to Do Easy to Do Easy to Do Fast & Simple
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Really Intuitive
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community Medium Community Small Community
Our Opinion
User Reviews
8/10 (5 votes)
8.7/10 (119 votes)
6.8/10 (17 votes)
5/10 (21 votes)
Demonstration
Server Requirements BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • 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.
  • ColdFusion
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
No.
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • 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
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
No Yes Yes No
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Dari
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
Finnish
French
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Swedish
Slovak
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
French
Dutch
Swedish
English (British)
No.
Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Windows MobileWindows Mobile
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
No. No. No.
Distribution
  • Web Application
No. No. No.
Threads / Topics BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded Flat Flat
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
- No - No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Yes No No
- Yes - -
No Yes No No
Yes No No Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes - Yes
Forum Posts BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
Yes Yes - Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Reply Box No Yes Yes Yes
No No No No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes No No
Yes Yes No Yes
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
Embedded Videos No. No. No. No.
Forum Features BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Yes Yes No Yes
Yes Yes No Yes
No No No Yes
Yes Yes No Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plugin Yes - Yes
Technical Features BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Bundled Software No. No. No.
  • Website Home Page
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
No No Yes Yes
No. No. No. No.
Cache System No Yes No No
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
No.
Post By Email Yes Yes - No
User Profiles &
Options
BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Yes No Yes
Bookmark Threads No Yes Yes Yes
User Selectable
Themes
No Yes - -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export
Private Messages
No Yes No Yes
Payment
Subscriptions
No No No No
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes No Yes
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal [++[ Normal
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No Yes - No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customization BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
No
~0 Available Plugins.
Yes
~200 Available Plugins.
Yes No
Plugin Installation [++[ Easy
Yes
~100 Available Themes.
Yes Yes Yes
Custom BBCodes No Yes Plugin No
Custom Emoticons No Yes Plugin Yes
Custom
Thread Icons
No Yes No No
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes - Yes
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No.
No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • eGroupWare
No. No.
No.
No. No.
Content Aggregation No.
  • As a new Forum Topic
No. No.
Moderation &
Threads Management
BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes No Yes
Global Moderator Yes Yes No Yes
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Topics No Yes No Yes
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes No Yes
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No Yes - No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes Yes No No
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mass Mailing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Installation &
Upgrading
BulletinBoards FUDForum UseBB Website Toolbox
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard
Update
Notifications
No Yes Yes No
Forum Migration No Yes - Yes
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes No Yes
Prune Database Yes Yes No No
Restore Database Yes Yes No No
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
No Yes No Yes
Tasks Scheduler No Yes No No
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML 5
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • A
  • AA
  • AA
  • A
No Yes Yes Yes
No Yes Yes Yes
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