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Version 1.5.18 Hosted. --
Last Release May 28, 2010 February 3rd, 2011 --
GPL License Proprietary License --
Price Free $0 (Free), $7.99/month (ZB Premium) --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Big Community Big Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
5/10 (28 votes)
7.3/10 (73 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 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
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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Yes No --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Dari
Albanian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Gujarati
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Laothian
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Montenegrin
Macedonian
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Pashto
Filipino
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sinhalese
Sindhi
Syriac
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Flat/Threaded Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
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No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Forum Posts Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • HTML
  • Wiki
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
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Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Plugin No --
Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Wiki
  • Blog
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Blog
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  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
No. --
Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes Yes --
  • Custom Template Engine
No. --
Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Plugin Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
Plugin No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No No --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes No --
Customization Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Yes
~5116 Available Plugins.
No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes
~250 Available Themes.
Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes Yes --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
Plugin Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • Joomla
No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes --
Global Moderator Yes Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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No No --
Yes No --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Plugin Yes --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Plugin Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Joomla Forum ZetaBoards
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes No --
Forum Migration Yes No --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Plugin No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Plugin No --
Tasks Scheduler Plugin No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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