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Version 1.0.9 4.1.1 --
Last Release May 17, 2011 December 26, 2010 --
Custom License Proprietary License --
Price Free $195 for Forum, $285 for Publishing Suite --
Resources --
Easy to Use Perfection --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.5/10 (38 votes)
4.3/10 (464 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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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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  • AJAX
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Danish
French
Greek
Italian
Dutch
Portuguese
Romanian
Swedish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
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Distribution No.
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
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Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Tags
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- Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
No Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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- No --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box No Yes --
- Plugin --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No.
  • YouTube
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Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
Bundled Software No.
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Blog
  • Bug Tracker
  • Projet Manager
  • Pictures Album Manager
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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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 vBulletin 4
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
- Yes --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No --
No Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
Yes Yes --
Plugin Installation [++[ Normal --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes No Yes --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
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No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum vBulletin 4
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
  • 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 vBulletin 4
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration - Yes --
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 Transitional
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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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