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Version 8.8 1.0.10 2.20 -
Last Release July 29th, 2009 October 25, 2009 2013 -
Proprietary License GPL License GPL License -
Price $29.85 quarterly / $101.50 yearly Free Free -
Resources -
Normal Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Easy to Do Easy to Do Classical -
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Classical Categories -
Community Size Medium Community Medium Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
8/10 (5 votes)
6.8/10 (17 votes)
7.1/10 (13 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • ColdFusion
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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No Yes - -
Languages No.
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. -
Distribution
  • Web Application
No. No. -
Threads / Topics BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Flat/Threaded Flat Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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- - No -
Yes Yes No -
No No No -
- - No -
No No No -
Yes No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes - No -
Forum Posts BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Wiki
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Yes - No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box No Yes Yes -
No No No -
Yes Yes No -
Yes No Yes -
Yes No No -
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
No.
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Yes No No -
Yes No Yes -
No No No -
Yes No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Plugin - Yes -
Technical Features BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Bundled Software No. No.
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Wiki
  • FAQ
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
No. -
No Yes Yes -
No. No. No. -
Cache System No No No -
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
No. -
Post By Email Yes - No -
User Profiles &
Options
BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes No -
No No No -
Bookmark Threads No Yes Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
No - No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No No No -
Payment
Subscriptions
No No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Easy -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - Yes -
Yes Yes No -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes No -
Customization BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
No
~0 Available Plugins.
Yes No -
Plugin Installation -
Yes
~100 Available Themes.
Yes Yes
~3 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes No Plugin No -
Custom Emoticons No Plugin No -
Custom
Thread Icons
No No No -
Custom
Profile Fields
No - No -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. -
No. No. No. -
No. No. No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No.
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes No No -
Global Moderator Yes No Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics No No No -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes No No -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No.
  • Free Registration
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No - No -
Yes Yes No -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes No -
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No No -
Access Control List Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing Yes Yes No -
Installation &
Upgrading
BulletinBoards UseBB Wikid Forum
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading -
Update
Notifications
No Yes No -
Forum Migration No - No -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No No -
Prune Database Yes No No -
Restore Database Yes No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes No -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
No No No -
Tasks Scheduler No No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
  • A
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No Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
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