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Version Hosted. 1.5.18 2.5 -
Last Release April 24, 2009 May 28, 2010 July 05th, 2010 -
Proprietary License GPL License Custom License -
Price Free Free Free -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Fast & Simple Easy to Do Classical -
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Huge Community Big Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
7.1/10 (147 votes)
5/10 (26 votes)
8.4/10 (135 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • Perl
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Plain Text File
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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
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
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Yes Yes Yes -
Languages
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Armenian
Bosnian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Irish
Hebrew
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Kannada
Korean (South)
Kurdish
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Marathi
Moldavian
Macedonian
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Nepali
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sinhalese
Slovak
Swahili
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
Zulu
Supported Languages:
Dari
Albanian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Gujarati
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Laothian
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Montenegrin
Macedonian
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Pashto
Filipino
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sinhalese
Sindhi
Syriac
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
German
Danish
Spanish
Finnish
Polish
Russian
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
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Distribution
  • Web Application
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Threads / Topics Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
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No No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes - - -
No No No -
Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Forum Posts Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • Wiki
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
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Yes Plugin Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Plugin Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Plugin No -
Yes Plugin No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Technical Features Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Blog
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Wiki
  • Blog
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes Yes Yes -
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Cache System Yes Yes No -
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No No No -
User Profiles &
Options
Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
No Plugin No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
Yes Plugin No -
Payment
Subscriptions
Yes Plugin No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No No Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes -
Customization Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes Yes
~5116 Available Plugins.
Yes
~735 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation [++[ Normal -
Yes Yes
~250 Available Themes.
Yes
~262 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes Yes Yes Plugin -
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes Yes -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes No -
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes Plugin Yes -
Third Applications &
Websites
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No.
  • Joomla
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No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes Yes -
Global Moderator No Yes Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Yes Yes Yes -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes Yes -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • 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
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Yes No Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes Plugin No -
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing Yes Plugin Yes -
Installation &
Upgrading
Forumotion Joomla Forum YaBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading -
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes Yes -
Forum Migration No Yes No -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes Yes -
Prune Database Yes Yes Yes -
Restore Database Yes Plugin Yes -
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes Yes -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Plugin Yes -
Tasks Scheduler Yes Plugin No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
  • AA
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Yes Yes Yes -
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