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Version 2.0.12 1.1.0 --
Last Release Dec 15th, 2009 December 6, 2008 --
GPL License Custom License --
Price Free $0, Premium $4.94/month or $49.50/year Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Normal --
Installation Fast & Simple Classical --
Administration Really Intuitive Messed-up --
Community Size Huge Community Tiny Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
4.1/10 (45 votes)
6.2/10 (19 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements FreeForums SEO-Board
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
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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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  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes --
Languages
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)
Supported Languages:
French
Dutch
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics FreeForums SEO-Board
Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
No. --
No - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
- - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Forum Posts FreeForums SEO-Board
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
No. --
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Plugin - --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes - --
Plugin - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes No --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload with Image Hosting Site
No. --
Embedded Videos
  • YouTube
No. --
Forum Features FreeForums SEO-Board
Yes No --
Yes No --
Yes No --
Plugin No --
Yes No --
Yes - --
Technical Features FreeForums SEO-Board
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. --
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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Yes - --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes - --
  • Custom Template Engine
No. --
Post By Email No - --
User Profiles &
Options
FreeForums SEO-Board
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Bookmark Threads Yes - --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes - --
Payment
Subscriptions
No - --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - --
Yes No --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization FreeForums SEO-Board
Yes
~380 Available Plugins.
No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes
~120 Available Themes.
No --
Custom BBCodes Yes Patch --
Custom Emoticons Yes No --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes - --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes - --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No. No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
FreeForums SEO-Board
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes 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. --
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes No --
Mass Mailing Yes - --
Installation &
Upgrading
FreeForums SEO-Board
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes - --
Forum Migration No - --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes - --
Prune Database Yes - --
Restore Database Yes - --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes - --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes - --
Tasks Scheduler Yes - --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • HTML 4.01
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
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  • AA
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Yes No --
Yes No --
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