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Version 7.0 1.4.2 --
Last Release January 5, 2011 August 12, 2008 --
GPL License GPL License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Easy to Do --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Big Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.3/10 (70 votes)
4/10 (11 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Armenian
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Spanish
Amharic
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Japanese
Kannada
Khmer
Korean (South)
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Marathi
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Nepali
Filipino
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Serbian
Swedish
Slovak
Swahili
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
No. --
No - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Plugin - --
Plugin - --
Yes - --
Plugin - --
Forum Posts Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Preview Button
No. --
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Wiki
  • BBCode
No. --
Plugin - --
Plugin Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes - --
Plugin - --
Plugin - --
Plugin - --
Plugin Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Yes Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Plugin No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Plugin - --
Technical Features Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Bundled Software
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Blog
  • Pictures Album Manager
No. --
  • RSS 2.0
No. --
Yes - --
  • XML/RPC
No. --
Cache System Yes - --
  • PHPTemplate
  • Smarty
  • xTemplate
No. --
Post By Email Plugin - --
User Profiles &
Options
Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Bookmark Threads Plugin - --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - --
Plugin Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Plugin - --
Payment
Subscriptions
Plugin - --
Security & Spam
Protection
Plugin No --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
Plugin - --
Plugin No --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Yes
~3927 Available Plugins.
Yes --
Plugin Installation [++[ Very Easy --
Yes
~450 Available Themes.
Yes --
Custom BBCodes Plugin No --
Custom Emoticons Yes No --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes - --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes - --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • Drupal
No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Plugin No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes - --
Shadow Topics Yes - --
Close/Lock Threads 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. --
Plugin - --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Plugin - --
Installation &
Upgrading
Drupal Forum Quicksilver Forums
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes - --
Forum Migration Yes - --
Database
Management
Backup Database Plugin - --
Prune Database Plugin - --
Restore Database Plugin - --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes - --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes - --
Tasks Scheduler Yes - --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.1 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • A
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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