Compare Twelvestone vs vBulletin 4

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Version Live Version 4.1.1 --
Last Release January 2nd, 2012 December 26, 2010 --
Proprietary License Proprietary License --
Price Basic Plan Free, Enthusiast $9.99/month, Professional $24.99/month $195 for Forum, $285 for Publishing Suite --
Resources --
Easy to Use Perfection --
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.6/10 (41 votes)
4.3/10 (464 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Twelvestone vBulletin 4
  • 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
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • 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
  • AJAX
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No Yes --
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Danish
French
Greek
Italian
Dutch
Portuguese
Romanian
Swedish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • 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)
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Distribution
  • Native Support
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
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Threads / Topics Twelvestone vBulletin 4
Flat Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Tags
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No Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Forum Posts Twelvestone vBulletin 4
  • Formatting Buttons
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Preview Button
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  • Markdown
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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No No --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No.
  • YouTube
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Forum Features Twelvestone vBulletin 4
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Twelvestone vBulletin 4
Bundled Software No.
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Blog
  • Bug Tracker
  • Projet Manager
  • Pictures Album Manager
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No.
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System No Yes --
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
Twelvestone vBulletin 4
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures No Yes --
No Yes --
Bookmark Threads No Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
No Yes --
Security & Spam
Protection
No Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No No --
No Yes --
User Blacklist No Yes --
IP Blocking No Yes --
Customization Twelvestone vBulletin 4
No Yes --
Plugin Installation [++[ Normal --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes No Yes --
Custom Emoticons No Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
No Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
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No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Twelvestone vBulletin 4
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 No Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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No Yes --
No Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Mass Mailing No Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Twelvestone vBulletin 4
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration No Yes --
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes --
Prune Database No Yes --
Restore Database No Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
No Yes --
Tasks Scheduler No Yes --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 5
  • 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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