Compare PhpBB 3 vs Twelvestone

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Version 3.1.2 Live Version --
Last Release November, 25 2014 January 2nd, 2012 --
GPL License Proprietary License --
Price Free Basic Plan Free, Enthusiast $9.99/month, Professional $24.99/month --
Resources --
Perfection Easy to Use --
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Huge Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.4/10 (832 votes)
8.6/10 (41 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • 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
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • 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
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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Yes No --
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)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • 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)
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
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Distribution
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
  • Native Support
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Threads / Topics PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
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Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
- Yes --
Plugin No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Forum Posts PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
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  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Markdown
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Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Yes No --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • ATOM 1.0
No. --
Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
  • Custom Template Engine
No. --
Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes No --
Yes No --
Bookmark Threads Yes No --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes No --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No No --
Yes No --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes No --
Customization PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Yes
~433 Available Plugins.
No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes
~525 Available Themes.
Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes No --
Custom Emoticons Yes No --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed 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 No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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Yes No --
Yes No --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Mass Mailing Yes No --
Installation &
Upgrading
PhpBB 3 Twelvestone
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration Yes No --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Yes No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes No --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No --
Tasks Scheduler Yes No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • HTML 5
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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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