Compare FreeForums vs UseBB

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Version 2.0.12 1.0.10 --
Last Release Dec 15th, 2009 October 25, 2009 --
GPL License GPL License --
Price Free $0, Premium $4.94/month or $49.50/year Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Fast & Simple Easy to Do --
Administration Really Intuitive Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Huge Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
3.9/10 (39 votes)
6.8/10 (17 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements FreeForums UseBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • 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
  • AJAX
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Basque
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Persian
Italian
Japanese
Kurdish
Lithuanian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sindhi
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
French
Dutch
Swedish
English (British)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics FreeForums UseBB
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
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No - --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
- - --
Yes No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Forum Posts FreeForums UseBB
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Plugin - --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes No --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload with Image Hosting Site
No. --
Embedded Videos
  • YouTube
No. --
Forum Features FreeForums UseBB
Yes No --
Yes No --
Yes No --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Technical Features FreeForums UseBB
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. --
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No - --
User Profiles &
Options
FreeForums UseBB
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes No --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization FreeForums UseBB
Yes
~380 Available Plugins.
Yes --
Plugin Installation --
Yes
~120 Available Themes.
Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes Plugin --
Custom Emoticons Yes Plugin --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes - --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No. No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
FreeForums UseBB
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes No --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. --
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
FreeForums UseBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration No - --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Yes No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No --
Tasks Scheduler Yes No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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