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Version Hosted. Hosted --
Last Release April 24, 2009 March 26th, 2010 --
Proprietary License GPL License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Huge Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
7.4/10 (177 votes)
4.9/10 (22 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Forumotion Google Groups
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
No. --
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
No. --
  • PHP 5
No. --
  • MySQL
No. --
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
  • AJAX
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Armenian
Bosnian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Irish
Hebrew
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Kannada
Korean (South)
Kurdish
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Marathi
Moldavian
Macedonian
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Nepali
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sinhalese
Slovak
Swahili
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
Zulu
Supported Languages:
Armenian
Bulgarian
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Korean (South)
Lithuanian
Latvian
Dutch
Norwegian
Filipino
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Slovak
Swahili
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
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Distribution
  • Web Application
No. --
Threads / Topics Forumotion Google Groups
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
No. --
No - --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes - --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Forum Posts Forumotion Google Groups
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
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Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Forumotion Google Groups
Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Plugin --
Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Plugin --
Technical Features Forumotion Google Groups
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Blog
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes No --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
No. No. --
Post By Email No Yes --
User Profiles &
Options
Forumotion Google Groups
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
No - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
Yes No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - --
Yes No --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Forumotion Google Groups
Yes No --
Plugin Installation [++[ Normal --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes No --
Custom Emoticons Yes No --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes No --
Third Applications &
Websites
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No. No. --
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Forumotion Google Groups
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator No No --
Move Threads Yes No --
Shadow Topics Yes No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes No --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. --
Yes - --
Yes No --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Forumotion Google Groups
Installation Method Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes - --
Forum Migration No No --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Yes No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No --
Tasks Scheduler Yes No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 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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