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Latest Perl Forum Softwares

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PERL Language is older than PHP, that was developed as a successor of this first language. The consequence is that PERL forum software will be often "old" software, that were started at a moment PHP was either not existing or considered as a correct alternative.

Using an old forum software is however not especially a bad idea, because 10 years of experience and bug fixing is generally a good insurance of having a secure and polished software, used by thousand people before you. This, of course, does not take the style into account.

E-Blah

April 16, 2013 22:59
The E-Blah forum software is a good surprise. More »

YaBB

May 8, 2011 10:06
YaBB is the kind of forum software we like. Reliable, simple and still alive after 10 years of development, where competitors often give up after 2 years. More »

Forum Review Fields Descriptions

This page describes the most important criteria that you should look for finding the forum software you need. Each features are explained in details, and some provided examples will help you defining what a forum software should provide to fit your needs.

1. In brief

2. Forum Features

3. Administration

4. Customization

5. Conclusion

Forum Software Demos

Why Refreshing Forum Demos?

Demos are opened to anyone interesting in testing, experiencing and discovering forum software services and features. It however happens that an installation is messed up by a guest, so, in order to provide the best experience, these demos are automatically reinitialized twice a day, at 04:00 (GMT+1) and 16:00 (GMT+1).

This reinstallation is sequential and approximatively takes 15 minutes.

Disabled features

Disabled for Security Reasons
by Forum Software Reviews.
You might find some features disabled in order to ensure the security of our test server. If such, these details are listed in the additional notes coming with the demo. You will see the following message replacing these disabled features.

Identifiers & Passwords

Demos are usually initialized with these accounts and passwords. However, this is not valid for demos that are not hosted here, or that require more secure passwords. Anyway, you will find valid logins and passwords on the Additional Notes page.
(1) (2): Logins and Passwords in italic are more uncommon but are sometimes used in order to fulfill software requirements (password too short, restricted user names,...).

PHP Forum Demos (37)

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AEF Demo

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Beehive Demo

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Drupal Demo

Notes:

This release is a technical preview that may contain bugs and security issue.
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XMB Demo

Notes:

Based on XMB Forum 1.9.11.
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FUDForum Demo

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FluxBB Demo

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Fruit Show Demo

Notes:

  • Use the Login Page to be able to connect as Administrator, as by default, Fruit Show does not require to be logged.
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FusionBB Demo

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IceBB Demo

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Joomla Forum Demo

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MesDiscussions Demo

Notes:

The following actions of the Administration Panel have been disabled for security reasons.

  • PHP including in header and footer has been disabled.
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MiniBB Demo

Notes:

  • No moderator account.
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MyBB Demo

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MyProBB Demo

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Phorum Demo

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PhpBB 2 Demo

Notes:

You will need to enter the admin login and password twice, in two different forms.

The following actions of the Administration Panel have been disabled for security reasons.

  • Backup Database.
  • Configuration of Avatar paths.
  • General Server configuration.
  • Mass email.
  • Restore Database.
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PhpBB 3 Demo

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PhpBB 3.0.10 Demonstration.

Last update : April 28th, 2012.

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PunBB Demo

Notes:

Updated to PunBB 1.4.2.
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Quicksilver Demo

Notes:

  • You first need to be connected as administrator in order to use the Administration Panel. Go first to the demonstration link, and log in using the administrator settings.
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SEO-Board Demo

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SMF 1.1 Demo

Notes:

  • You cannot modify stylesheets and PHP files of themes for security reasons.
  • The packages updating and themes or plugins installing has also been disabled.
  • Database maintenance and SQL dumps are disabled too.
  • Mass emailing and newsletters are also disabled, to avoid Forum-Software.org be a spam relaying host.
  • Database settings and forum URL and paths are also of course hidden and not configurable.
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SMF 2 Demo

Notes:

  • Please note that the Live Demonstration uses Simple Machines 2.0 Final.
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SocialEngine Demo

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UBB Demo

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UltraBB Demo

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UNB Demo

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UseBB Demo

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Vanilla Demo

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Viscacha Demo

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Wikid Forum Demo

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Burning Board Demo

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XenForo Demo

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XennoBB Demo

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bbPress Demo

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esoTalk Demo

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vBulletin 3.8 Demo

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vBulletin 4 Demo

Notes:

Please note that the installed version of vBulletin 4.0 is the Publishing Suite, that embeds the CMS and the Blog softwares.

Perl Forum Demos (2)

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E-Blah Demo

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YaBB Demo

Java / JEE Forum Demos (5)

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JForum Demo

Notes:

  • Please create your own account on this forum to review it.
  • Due to the JForum requirement of a Java application server, the demonstration forum could not be hosted to our dedicated server. The support is available directly to the JForum website.
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JavaBB Demo

Notes:

  • You need to create your own account to review this demonstration.
  • Due to the JavaBB requirement of a Java application server, the demonstration forum could not be hosted to our dedicated server. The support is available directly to the JavaFree website.
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MVN Forum Demo

Notes:

  • Due to the MVN Forum requirement of a Java application server, the demonstration forum could not be hosted to our dedicated server. The support is available directly to the MVN Forum website.
  • As we do not control it, this is also why this Live Demonstration has many advertisements...
  • You could also create your own user account on the MVN Forum Demonstration instance.
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SKForum Demo

Notes:

Note that this Live Demonstration is not hosted on the Forum Software Reviews server. So, please be careful with this demonstration of SK Forum.
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Yazd Demo

Notes:

  • The Live Demonstration Server does not provide support for Java based forum softwares. This is why the Demonstration URL is directly linking to Yazd Community Forum. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Hosted Forum Demos (16)

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Answerbase Demo

Notes:

As AnswerBase is an hosted community software, you will have to create your own Q&A trial site to test the Administration section. The trial site is free for 15 days using the Professional Edition.
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BulletinBoards Demo

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ForumCommunity Demo

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Forumotion Demo

Notes:

  • As this forum software is hosted, you will have to create your own forum to review and test Administration Features.
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FreeForums Demo

Notes:

Please create your own account to review this demonstration. Of course, the Administration Panel is not available on the current demo. You will have to create your own instance... that actually only takes 3 minutes!
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Google Groups Demo

Notes:

As Google Groups is a pure hosted service, you will have to use your own Google Account in order to post a test this Live Demonstration. If you want to discover how to administrate a Google Groups, simply create your own by following the wizard on the Google Groups website.
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Lefora Demo

Notes:

  • Administration Panel: If you really want to know more about the Administration Panel of Lefora, simply create an account and a forum there.
  • Accounts and Passwords: You could create yourself your account to the demonstration forum, or use an existing account you have on Lefora.
  • Due to the special kind of forum software Lefora provides, the demonstration forum could not be hosted to our dedicated server. The support is available directly to the Lefora website.
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Nabble Demo

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As a classic hosted forum, you need to create an account yourself on Nabble website to review the Live Demonstration. The only way to discover the Administrator point of view is to create your own forum on Nabble.
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Ninja Post Demo

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NitPick 2011 Demo

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ProBoards Demo

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This demo is based on a forum community we created at ProBoards. Feel free to test and post wherever and whatever you want.
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Tal.ki Demo

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Twelvestone Demo

Notes:

As usual with Hosted demo, you will have to create your own forum to see what the Admin Panel provides and can do.
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Web. Tool. Demo

Notes:

  • As the Message Board is just a part of a full application packages, the Forum Administration is not located inside the Forum Software. You will have to register your own account to discover the Administration Features.
  • Website Toolbox provides Hosting Service, this means that the Review is not located in our server.
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ZetaBoards Demo

Notes:

There is no Administration account, as this Forum Software Demonstration is hosted by ZetaBoards. If you are really interested in ZetaBoards, please look at ZetaBoards Screenshots or directly register your own forum software.
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Zoho Demo

Notes:

  • Administration Panel: If you really want to know more about the Administration Panel of Zoho Discussions, simply create an account and a forum there.
  • Accounts and Passwords: You could create yourself your account to the demonstration forum, or use an existing account you have on Zoho Discussions.
  • Due to the hosted mode of Zoho Discussions, the live demonstration forum is not hosted to our dedicated server. The support is available directly to the Zoho Discussions website.

Microsoft .Net Forum Demos (3)

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Comm100 Demo

Notes:

Note that we do not host ASP.Net software so the demonstration is the support forum directly.
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NearForums Demo

Notes:

Use your Facebook account to log in to this demonstration forum.
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YAF.NET Demo

Notes:

Forum Software Reviews does not provide for the moment a .Net architecture to support and install C#/Asp.Net forum software. You could however review Yet Another Forum using their own Test Server. Sorry for the convenience.

bbPress Review and Live Demonstration Available

bbPress Review and Live Demonstration are now available on Forum Software Reviews.

The famous Wordpress team, which has developed one of the best and used Blogg Tool is also developing since 2004 a forum software.

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