Phorum Review

(June 15, 2006 02:11)
Last Version 5.2.16 (January 18, 2011). Released under BSD License.
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What is Phorum?

Phorum, which is the Latin writing of the 'forum' word, is a forum software that particularly focus on high performance and additionally provides a very good level of quality for a quite complete list of features. These goals are particularly important for the most important forum community that uses Phorum: it indeed runs the official MySQL forums, which are a very good example of Phorum's ability to support big communities and large traffic.

Phorum is licensed with the Phorum License, which, according to Phorum's main developer Brian Moon, is pretty similar to a BSD license style.

Phorum development started in 1998, and the next big step will be the major version 5.3.

Review Updates:

  • August 11th, 2011: Update review with Phorum version 5.2.6.
  • March 20, 2009: This review has been updated using Phorum version 5.2.10.

Phorum is recommended for Huge Community.

(and supports smaller communities perfectly as well.)

Server & Client Requirements

Server Requirements
Programming Language
Required Architecture and Versions.
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
Web Servers
How the forum is delivered to users.
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
Databases
How Forum Data are Stored.
  • MySQL
Operating Systems
Systems Supporting this Software.
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
Browser & Client Requirements
Compatible Browsers
List of Compatible Browsers.
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla FirefoxInternet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeOperaOpera
Apple SafariApple SafariKonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Required Plugins/Technologies
Additional or Basic Requirements from Client Side.
HTML, Javascript, CSS.
Localization
Languages supported by Phorum.
Yes.
Supported Languages:
Catalan Czech
German Danish
Estonian Spanish
Finnish French
Greek Hungarian
Italian Lithuanian
Dutch Norwegian
Polish Portuguese
Russian Arabic
Swedish Slovene
Slovak Turkish
Ukrainian English (British)
Chinese (Traditional)

More details on Translation Complete List

Phorum Database Integrity

Phorum is a typical LAMP software, which needs the famous list of technology Linux / MySQL / Apache / PHP to work.

Compatibility with Smartphones
Compatible SmartPhones
Compatible Cellphone Brands and Manufacturers.
No.
Application Distribution / Type
How it is distributed / App Store Availability
No.

Forum Threads & Posts

Forum Threads / Topics
Forum Style Flat/Threaded Forum Organization
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
Thread Icons Yes Topic Tags No
Hot Topics No Unread Topics Yes
Hidden Topics No Sticky Threads Yes
Related Threads No Detect Duplicate Threads No
Announcements Yes
Posting Messages / Answers
Message Editing Form
How to Post Messages.
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
Post Editing Format
Supported Markup Language (HTML, Wiki, BBCode,...).
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
Spell Checker
Checks typos on posts and topics.
Yes
Image Attachment
How Images can be Attached and Displayed in Message Posts.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments. Images are all at the end of the post.
  • Use BBCode or HTML. Need to type the URL of an already hosted image.
Embedded Videos
Videos and Media Websites Supported in Message Posts.
No.
Posting Features
Quick Reply Box Yes Smileys Yes
Attachments Yes Syntax Highlighting Yes
Message Rating
Plugin Message Quoting Yes

Phorum Topic Messages

Posting messages and creating topics is as efficient as any other good forum software.

Additional & Technical Features

Additional Forum Features
Poll Creation Plugin
Private Messages
Users Can Communicate using an Internal Messaging System.
Yes
Instant Messaging
Discuss with Visitors and Members in a Chat Window.
No
Calendar
Topic, Member Birthdays, Events are available from the perspective of a calendar.
Plugin
Online Users List
Connected User List (Often Found in the Forum Footer).
Yes
Members List
Search and Consult the List of Members.
Plugin
Technical Features
Bundled Software
Additional Software Available with the Forum.
No.
RSS/Atom Syndication
Posts and Threads Exported to Feeds Aggregators Syndicate.
R
Friendly URLs
URLs are clear and contain information about the topic (title, message,...). Highly recommended for SEO purposes.
Plugin
Post by Email
Post Directly From your Email Box.
Yes
Remote Control
Remote Control from External Software/Websites.
No.
Cache System
Cache pages to optimize bandwidth and load times.
Yes
Template Engine
It is easier to theme a forum using a known template engine (more docs & examples,...).
  • Custom Template Engine

Phorum Quick Reply

The way user groups are implemented is really interesting: each users can ask to join the group he wants, and groups then will accept or not their requests. This is really useful if you want to host several groups or communities on the same forum, that would be auto-managed and totally independent in their capacity of recruiting new members.

RSS integration is well implemented, and available for each threads you want to follow using an external tool (who said Google Reader? Smile

The mandatory Quick Reply form is present as well at the bottom of each thread, and is a perfect way to comment a topic in second.

User Profiles & Options

Some details about Phorum features regarding members.
Member Options & Features
Bookmark Threads
User Profiles Keep a List of Followed Posts and Topics.
Yes
Email Notifications
Receive Emails When New Messages are Posted in Followed Threads.
Yes
Export private messages
Private Messages can be Downloaded by Users.
No
Payment Subscriptions
Paying Membership Subscription.
No
User Profiles
User Profile
User Information and Settings.
Yes
Avatars
Pictures of Members, Useful to Easily Identify their Posts.
Plugin
Signature
Signatures Added at the Bottom of Each Message.
Yes
Ranks
Tags and Labels Identifying the Members, based on specific criteria (Total Posts Count, Credits, Moderation Level...)
Plugin

Phorum User Profile

Phorum default additional features are quite limited, but this is consistent with the search for speed. Live chatting and smileys for example are typically features than can slow down a forum, by loading multiple images and user generated content, with some AJAX.

Moderation & Users Management

Phorum User Moderation Settings

Moderation & Threads Management
Moderation
Pre-Moderation In pre-moderation, every post needs to be validated by a moderator before being published.
Post-Moderation The moderation is done afterwards, if an administrator notices a problem or if a member reports something wrong. Each message is therefore directly published.
Reactive Moderation By reporting any problems, members are reactive against moderation problems. Moderators' main objective is to regularly check user reports, without having to follow each threads.
Distributed Moderation By organizing the forum around moderators, who are usually power and experienced users, moderation is self-powered and only depends on the community.
Moderator per section No
Global Moderator Yes
Move Threads
Move Threads from Topics
Yes
Shadow Topics
When a thread is moved, the previous position is kept in order to inform users of this modification.
No
Close/Lock Threads
Close/Lock Problematic Threads
Yes
Users Management
User Groups
Organize and define groups of users, and apply different actions and settings on them.
Common Groups: Guests, Members, Moderators, Administrators,...
Yes
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
Limit Features For New Users
Features are limited if a user has created a small number of posts.
No
Guest Posting Yes
Multiple Administrators Yes
Send Warnings to Users
Inform users by email or PM that they infringe the board rules, and could be excluded for such behavior.
No
Forum/Section Restricted Access
ACL could be use to determine if a user or a group of users can access (in read only, post message) to some sections and topics.
Yes
User Banishment Yes

Phorum User Groups Management

Administration & Support

Phorum Forum Management

Database Management
Backup Database
Backup forum datas that you could store somewhere else.
No
Prune Database
Remove old and unused datas from your forum.
Yes
Restore Database
Restore a backup of your database if the previous install crashed.
No
Administration Tools
Statistics
Statistics about posts count, users, traffic...
Plugin Error/Notice Log Viewer
Forum Logs could be consulted.
Plugin
Tasks Scheduler
Maintenance tasks are regularly launched and could be scheduled.
No Mass Mailing
Send an email (newsletters, advertisements, information,...) to all users.
Yes
Installation & Upgrading
Installation Method
How this forum software could be installed.
Installation Wizard
Upgrading Method
How this forum software could be upgraded.
Upgrade Wizard
Updates Notifications
The Admin Panel informs you when a new version is released.
Yes
Forum Migration
Convert an existing forum to Phorum.
Yes.

Phorum Cache Settings

Security & Spam Protection

Security & Spam Protection
CAPTCHA
Captcha protects your forum against spam bots.
e.g., Syndicate
Yes
Complexity: [++[ Very Easy
Abnormal Behavior Detection
Detect users or request strange behaviors, and try to process proactive actions.
No
Words Filtering
Offensing Words are automatically replaced.
Yes
User Blacklist
Prevent specific user accounts to register (based on email address, name,...) and disable potentially harmful members.
Yes
IP Blocking
Prevent access to spam robots and other scripts that could attempt DDOS or Brute Force attacks on your forum.
Yes

Vulnerabilities Advisories Criticality

Secunia Criticality

Secunia Advisories severity affecting Phorum.

Vulnerabilities Impact

Secunia Impact

Secunia Advisories impact affecting Phorum.

Customization & Social Networks

Customization
Plugins
Add new features to your forum installation.
Yes.
~289 Available Plugins. More info »
Installation: [++[ Very Easy
Themes
Modify the style of your forum easily.
Yes.
~51 Available Themes.
Custom BBCodes No Smiley Packs Yes
Custom
Thread Icons
Plugin Additional User Profile Fields
Ask more about your members with custom fields.
Yes
Integration with Applications, Social Networks, Intranet...
Social Networks
Users can share information from their social network account...
No.
CMS / Blog Bridges
Integration with existing Web publishing tools.
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
User Accounts Integration
Do users be able to log in with their corporate, Google, Facebook,... accounts?
Content Aggregation
Forum allows to integrate news and content from other website, using an aggregation protocol (RSS, RDF, Atom,...).
No.

Phorum Modules Configuration

The Phorum integration has a dedicated forum discussion in the Community Forum of Phorum. Unfortunately, we was not able to test integration with other softwares, so do not hesitate to report any success story about integration of Phorum with another web tool.

The Phorum software has an huge additional modules list.

Regarding integration with other software and services, you will have to go to this official forum section for more information.

W3C Norms & Accessibility

Norms & Accessibility
HTML / XHTML Markup
XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Click to see if it respects HTML norms.
CSS Stylesheets
CSS 2.
CSS 2
Click to see if it respects CSS norms.
Accessibility (WAI)
Web Accessibility ensures that the forum is usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.
Conformance to A level.
A
UTF-8 Support
Default encoding used to support all locales and countries.
Yes
Conformance to W3C Norms
Does Phorum correctly follow (X)HTML and CSS norms?
Yes.

Norms are correctly respected by Phorum, and theme creation is quite easy, as it mainly consists with simple CSS modifications.

Recommended Books

Final Words


Good.

Phorum follows guidelines for what is was developed: Speed and Efficiency.

However, you won't find with a vanilla Phorum features you expect per default with software like PhpBB or Simple Machines Forum. We however insist on "per default" because another good qualifier for Phorum would be its Extensibility. Hundred of plugins filling gape with other bulletin boards are indeed available in the Modules page of your administration panel, and will bring your forum installation to an advanced forum in few clicks.

Of course, this will require additional searches, tests and configurations, but you will quickly notice this is a good way to understand and tune your forum to reach a perfect state, including features you exactly need.

Finally, to sum up, Phorum can be seen as a core system, that need to be extended with only what each forum manager needs. Companies (think about MySQL...) using Phorum prove also that Phorum is considered as a robust and well developed software. Consequently, following this circle of trust, you can easily let Phorum manages an huge community, in the unique condition you will not be the only person that will moderate your forum, but, that's another common question all community software share.

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Comments (36)

brianlmoon's picture

The reviewer tells an

The reviewer tells an incomplete story. The Power of Phorum is in fact is module/plugin system. The reviewer lists Phorum as not having any plugins. In fact, there is a smilies, captcha, HTML, BBCode editor, polls, surveys, and more. All of those are things that the reviewer claim that Phorum does not offer.

As for the editor getting old for users that use the forum a lot, that is an option for the admin to choose.

There is a template engine. It is more than just CSS. It is similar in some ways to Smarty without the class overhead and a less complex syntax.

There are also plugins and instructions for integrating Phorum with both Mambo/Joombla and Wordpress.

RSS feeds are not only available for a single forum, but the entire Phorum install, and a single thread. The default template contains a link tag at each level to the appropriate RSS feed.

I am not sure what User Banishment refers to exactly, but a user can be deactived.

As for the "messy" options under each message, we chose plain, readable text wording that fully describes the action. We find this much more usable than a non-descript icon.

Some other features this review claims we do not have that we in fact do are: Anonymous posting, private messaging, word filtering and file attaching (we had this over 5 years ago).

In closing, I would contest that we do offer the power that others offer. However, with Phorum, it is done with our also powerful module system.

Brian Moon
Phorum Dev Team

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bad review

Having administered a Phorum installation over 5 years I find this review highly inaccurate. I suggest you check all the "missing" functionalities in your list again and add them because most of them are already there.

Your conclusion about the Speed & Power is true, but lacking power? especially compared to phpBB (newer tried simple machines) makes me laugh. It's like you complained that Firefox is speedy but lacks power compared to Internet explorer. I haven't missed any functionality in years because of Phorums plugins. Someone has usually already made one I need. If that wasn't the case I made one myself or imporoved/changed existing plugin.

Default template too simple for beginners? Yeah, it should be more complicated so they wouldn't feel lost. And in case you didn't notice there's only 1 line of message options for normal users. The other line is for administrators only. Message reply form can be on it's own page too etc.

This is nice site where you can have a glimbse of different forum software very easily, but if you can't keep the most basic facts in order you loose credibility really fast. To become de facto place for Forum SW comparison make better reviews.

And yes you are correct that users of Phorum tend to be passionate about it...

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lastnico's picture

I've just added a little

I've just added a little paragraph about the difference between a default and simple installation and its extension capabilities, to really match what Phorum is exactly.

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lastnico's picture

The goal of Forum-Software

The goal of Forum-Software reviews is to describe how a forum looks like in a default installation, because most webmasters will simply test a software, look at its features briefly, and directly uninstall it if it does not support *by default* what it looked for.

You're right when you say that this review is incomplete because this review do not test the plugins of Phorum, just the default installation. So, I will add ASAP some additional information about those plugins, to inform people that if they want to use Phorum +extensions, then they will have a really complete and powerful tool for their community.

Of course, if there are real mistakes on default features that Phorum provides, please let me know to fix them.

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ok, so for the mistakes:

anonymous posting is possible in the default-installation.
just needs to be enabled for the forum with allowing permissions to public users.

smiley-module is distributed with the default install. might just need to be activated in the admin-area.

javascript is not required for the core functionality.

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lastnico's picture

Thank you, these mistakes are

Thank you, these mistakes are fixed. Sorry for those errors and thanks again to report them.

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Couple more corrections

Thank you for addressing the inaccuracies in your review.

I have some more for you to fix.

1. operating system and webservers:

- known to work in Windows & IIS (there are some small differencees because of PHP's missing functionality in that platform, nothing major though).
- known to work in BSD
- in general it's platform independent, if PHP and Mysql runs on it then Phorum does too

2. database
- recommended MySQL 4.x (this is common FAQ, v. 3.x is no longer supported but a patch exists to use it with that)
- Beta/alpha postgre support available (not in distributed package though)

3. template engine
- there's a template engine but it's not "known". IMO you should mention it anyway because Phorum doesn't mix code & html but is fully template based. (I would put "custom/smartylike cached template engine)

4. Functionality to get with plugins (I would put a mention on that place on the tables)
- Poll creation (plugin)
- post form has "rich text editing" (even default in the current version, a plugin is cutting edge version)
- post format includes html too
- custom BB codes? I'm not sure what you mean here, but defining custom smilies is possible (for administrator that is)
- user list (an addon)
- Captcha Protection (plugins, graphical & text based available)
- user ranks (plugin)
- user avatars (plugins)

But thank you anyway for correcting the obvious mistakes. I can only hope you make small corrections to the text too. For example the fact that the final score is the same even if the functionality of Phorum is much better than your initial report has in it.

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lastnico's picture

Thanks again for those

Thanks again for those comments, I've updated the review to fix these errors.
However, I will not change the final score, firstly because 7/10 is one of the best score in Forum-Software.org (same that PhpBB, and only under SMF), and secondly because I will not change the forum scores each times someone ask me to do it. The opinion and this good score will be sufficent to convince webmasters that Phorum is a good forum software.

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brianlmoon's picture

You still have us as No for

You still have us as No for that feature. However, we have it. And its quite nice IMO.

Brian Moon
Phorum Dev Team

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lastnico's picture

Done. Thanks.

Done.

Thanks.

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More info

Phorum can be integrated with Amember from CGI Central, I run 4 websites with these systems and most of them handle a lot of posts per day. I am kinda amazed by the way you guys here review software. You state in your summary that e.g. MySQL.com uses Phorum. So how on earth can you give a rating like this??
If you would have taken the time to check other live sites out there using Phorum you will see that the Phorum installs runnign are either barebone ones to optimize the speed option or full graphic sites with more options then e.g. phpBB has.

There are some other pretty darn big websites out there using Phorum. In my years running phpBB it was getting hacked at least 3 times a year. I didnt have that problem with Phorum.

It can be integrated very easy into a website template without the hassle phpBB has. Seriously, don't expect me to take this site sirious after this I am sorry. My rating for this is C, mainly because of the way software is reviewed here.

Dont like my opinion then remove my post.

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lastnico's picture

Yes, I didn't know that

Yes, I didn't know that MySQL.com uses Phorum, and this has changed the score of Phorum on Forum-Software.org. And please also note that 7 or 8 on 10 is a really good score.

Please however note that Forum-Software.org is a really young website, and that it is going to evolve a lot in the next months, evolve because tests will be done more seriously (because we will have more time for this, instead of developing FSO modules and components), and evolve because users like you will give their important opinion to us. If you look better, Forum-Software.org cannot be for the moment easily found in search engines, and that it has only be found because one of the Phorum user points it from phorum.org web site.

And, no, I will not remove your post.

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newbie question

well, we want to know if a blog can be functioning simultaneously on the left hand side of the page while the board/forum is functioning on the right half of the page?
sorry if this seems odd, I'm asking for a friend & I don't know much at all about forums as an admin would.
rob
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brianlmoon's picture

Phorum 5.2.10 has been

Phorum 5.2.10 has been released. The review should be updated too.

Brian Moon
Phorum Dev Team

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lastnico's picture

Hi, The Live Demonstration &

Hi,

The Live Demonstration & Review updates are planned and will be made soon. Thanks for the information.

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lastnico's picture

As you may note, the Phorum

As you may note, the Phorum Review has been updated.

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This is my favorite forum

This is my favorite forum software, without any doubts!

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Could you fix some of the

Could you fix some of the inaccuracies:

- forum style: Threaded, flat and hybrid (not only flat)
- Attachments (Phorum has had them forever so I wonder why you haven't updated the data, they must be enabled from the admin though, which is only a positive thing)
- post editing format includes HTML (Not only BBCode)
- post rating: module (plugin)
- syntax highlighting: Yes
- calendar: module (plugin)
- poll creation: module (plugin)
- Friendly URLs: module (plugin)
- Custom emoticons: module providing "smilies" can add & change smileys
- custom thread icons: module (plugin)
- CMS / Blog integration: module (plugin) for many cms's
- user database integration: Yes as both master & slave (plugins)
- Template engine: Yes (custom smarty-like)
- mass mailing: both PM and email, module (plugin)
- Statistic: module (plugin)
- Error/notice log viewer: module (plugin)

In case you accept "plugin" only for plugins shipped with the product then some of the "plugins" above don't qualify though.

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lastnico's picture

Update done. Thank you for

Update done. Thank you for your comment.

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Hey there you forgoten the

Hey there
you forgoten the Arabic translation that i've translated
http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?65,142453
didn't read the review but maybe later
Best Regards

Best Regards
Sadaoui "SAFAD" Abderrahim - Lead Developer AEF Group

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lastnico's picture

Thanks for the information,

Thanks for the information, I've added your translation to the review.

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Nice Thanks Chief

Nice
Thanks Chief

Best Regards
Sadaoui "SAFAD" Abderrahim - Lead Developer AEF Group

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Do you plan any updates on

Do you plan any updates on this review? Keep up the good work!

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5.2.16 is released since

5.2.16 is released since ages, can you rereview ?

Best Regards
Sadaoui "SAFAD" Abderrahim - Lead Developer AEF Group

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lastnico's picture

Finally, this is done! Phorum

Finally, this is done! Phorum review is now upgraded to 5.2.16

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Can reviews facilitate me out

Can reviews facilitate me out in choosing a proper net hosting service?

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I would like of steering to

I would like of steering to pick out the cloud host for my internet web site where may I get it?

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I am trying to add your

I am trying to add your site's Rss to my personal feed reader however it is not working properly, you could would like to check it out to ensure its operating properly.

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lastnico's picture

What does not work well, do

What does not work well, do you have details?

The RSS URL is: http://feeds.forum-software.org/forum-software/FSR

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Works fine for me lastnico.

Works fine for me lastnico.

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Phorum support Posts by email

Phorum support Posts by email in this plugin: http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?62,140380

It also supports "Posts as emails." That is, it supports sending emails when new posts are created, either to individual users:
http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?62,143310

Or to a mailing list:
http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?62,129244,129244#msg-129244

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Thanks, it's updated

Thanks, it's updated

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Hi,this is andy lee,nice to

Hi,this is andy lee,nice to see u.

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Quote:Could you fix some of

Quote:
Could you fix some of the inaccuracies: - forum style: Threaded, flat and hybrid (not only flat) - Attachments (Phorum has had them forever so I wonder why you haven't updated the data, they must be enabled from the admin though, which is only a positive thing) - post editing format includes HTML (Not only BBCode) - post rating: module (plugin) - syntax highlighting: Yes - calendar: module (plugin) - poll creation: module (plugin) - Friendly URLs: module (plugin) - Custom emoticons: module providing "smilies" can add & change smileys - custom thread icons: module (plugin) - CMS / Blog integration: module (plugin) for many cms's - user database integration: Yes as both master & slave (plugins) - Template engine: Yes (custom smarty-like) - mass mailing: both PM and email, module (plugin) - Statistic: module (plugin) - Error/notice log viewer: module (plugin) In case you accept "plugin" only for plugins shipped with the product then some of the "plugins" above don't qualify though.
Good point!

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Complete and with all the

Complete and with all the options!

Feautured:
- Social Media Integration: Allow members to share site content via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +).
- Profile search: Search by distance, zip codes, cities, countries, usernames, keywords. Ability to narrow down site search to any geographic location. 'Refine Search'. Saved search criteria. Quick and Advanced search forms.
- Mailbox: Internal messaging system in a convenient dialogue-like contact center. Improved user interface. Possibility to start new conversations right from the mailbox. Auto-complete suggestions from the friends list for the 'Send to' field.
- Speed-Dating: A capturing feature that takes your site to a new level of online dating experience. Lets your members meet new people and make friends in a fun and easy way. Can be used with a regular text chat, and audio/video chat applications.
- Games: Single- and multiplayer games for members to play on the site. Online Poker, Dominoes and Pool will make users stick to your site, and recommend it to their friends.
- Photo upload: Customizable limit for uploaded photos. Easy preview. Private photo. Password-protected photo. Watermark support. Photo tags.
- Music upload: Allows site members to express their mood and personality by uploading, commenting and rating their favorite music tracks in MP3 format.
- Who viewed my profile: Shows users who viewed a member's profile, and a number of times his profile page was opened.
- Matchmaking: View the list of profiles that meet your match criteria. Receive the matching profiles list (with photo) to your email.
- Video chat: Advanced flash chat with webcam support. Available as chuPPo Chat addon and 123FlashChat addon.
- Virtual Gift Shop: Makes it fun for users to express their sympathy for other site members by sending graphic presents from a Virtual Gift Shop. Possibility to show/hide the member's virtual gifts on a Profile View page. Features categories for virtual gifts.
- Shoutbox: A general chat that can be added to your site index page for non-logged in visitors, or to the MemberHome page for the registered members. It is a great tool for site users to express themselves and attract attention with just a couple of clicks. Comes with a badwords filter. Can be configured to be membership-dependent.
- Groups: Allows site members to create and join sub-networks (groups) to share their interests and affiliations. Private and Public groups. Private group forum. Join free or by invitation only. Group image upload.
- Video Instant Messenger: Private chat for online members with webcam support. Available as chuPPo Messenger addon and 123 Web Messenger addon.
- Video sharing: Popular video sharing feature for community sites. Supports embedding video from _all_ video sharing resources such as YouTube, Metacafe, Myspace, etc...
- Photo albums: Lets members sort their photos to albums by certain preferences. Customizable limit for a number of photos per album. Possibility to password-protect albums
- Events: Allows members to submit events with photo and description. Calendar/list display modes.
- Audio/video profile: Members can record multiple audio/video profiles online via webcam. Available as chuPPo Recorder addon.
- Ajax chatAjax-based text chat. Supports chat rooms and Instant Messaging.
- Cometchat: A Facebook-style chat addon that allows your site members to have private text and audio/video conversations, play multiplayer games, share files and screenshots, exchange hand-written messages and much more.
- Facebook connect: Allows your site users to join and then login to your site with their Facebook account details. The system synchronizes the profile data of a member's Facebook account with profile fields of SkaDate-powered website.
- Forums: Public message board as a native SkaDate feature. Possibility to insert pictures to the forum post body, attach files to forum posts, send private messages from the forum post view page.
- Profile builder: AJAX-driven drag'n'drop interface for building a custom profile page. Allows members to add/move/remove profile page components.
- User Points system: Allows site members to buy or earn user points (credits) and spend them on site services, such as Virtual Gift Shop, sending and reading messages, initiating IM sessions and more.
- Customizable profile status: Members can protect their privacy by making their profile either Private or Public.
- Blogs: Personal full-featured blog for every member. Summary of latest blog posts.
- Invite a friend: Send invitation letters. Customizable email template. Customizable invitations limit. Customizable invitation lifetime.
- Preferences page: Members can set their own preferences for using the site.
- Profile guestbook: Personal member message board for others to comment.
- Member reports: Members can report inappropriate content on your web site.
- Tags: A really capturing new age feature. Members can tag their content like photo, video, and blog posts. Search by tag. Popular tags selection.
- Polls: Really helpful for gathering public stats. Unlimited polls answers, display and vote control. Custom answer support. Deactivation time control.
- Classifieds: Members can post job vacancies and classified ads at your web site. eCommerce option available. Site Administrator can set classified ads either for manual, or for automatic approval.
- Blocklist: Possibility to block members to prevent them from sending you messages, gifts, initiating an IM session with you, bookmarking your profile.
- Contact import: Import your friends contacts from more than 20(!) email and social networking services to invite your friends.
- Referrals system: Allows members to register for viral site promotion and makes it a snap to track referral statistics in the Admin Panel.
- Bookmarks: Possibility to bookmark noteworthy profiles.
- Photo/video/blog Rate: Ajax-driven interface for quick and fun content rating.
- Friends networking: Friends network displayed on a member's Profile View Page.
- Music player: Listen to your favorite music by embedding codes from popular music share resources such as Spool.fm and others.
- Send profile to a friend: Send noteworthy profile links to your friends by email.
Enjoy!

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