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Version 1.0.9 2.0.12 --
Last Release May 17, 2011 Dec 15th, 2009 --
Custom License GPL License --
Price Free Free $0, Premium $4.94/month or $49.50/year --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Really Intuitive --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.6/10 (39 votes)
4.1/10 (45 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
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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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  • AJAX
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
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)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Flat/Threaded Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
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- No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
- - --
No Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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- Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box No Yes --
- Plugin --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload with Image Hosting Site
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Embedded Videos No.
  • YouTube
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Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Bundled Software No.
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
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  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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No Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System - Yes --
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email - No --
User Profiles &
Options
Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
- No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No --
No Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Yes Yes
~380 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes
~120 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes No Yes --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No. No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
No Yes --
Global Moderator No Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics No Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Advanced Electron Forum FreeForums
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration - No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes --
Prune Database Yes Yes --
Restore Database No Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- Yes --
Tasks Scheduler - Yes --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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