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phpBB

phpBB is a popular, open source, flat-forum package written in the PHP scripting language.

The software includes features such as posting/replying/editing messages, private messages, private forums, user and anonymous posting, robust theming, user ranking by posts or by special, admin definable, ranks, and much more.

phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful documentation.

 phpBB 3.0.11

Price
Free to download

Size
2.4MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
phpBB Limited

Website
www.phpbb.com

System Requirements
One of MySQL 3.23 or higher, PostgreSQL 7.3 or higher, SQLite 2.8.2 or higher (SQLite 3 is not supported), Firebird 2.1 or higher, Oracle
PHP 4.3.3 or higher
Web server

Support Sites:
Blog, Documentation, Forums, Tutorials, SourceForge Project Page, Twitter, Facebook, GitHub

Selected Reviews:
Forum Software

Features include:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict Compliant
  • User Preferences
  • Moderation
  • Comprehensive Administration Control Panel
  • Search Engine Spider Handling
  • Unread Message Tracking
  • Private Message System
    • Custom PM folders
    • Multiple Recipients
    • BCC
    • Send to Groups
    • Address Book
    • Message Drafts
    • Export Messages
    • Attachments in PMs
    • Conversation View
  • Registration:
    • COPPA Registrations
    • Limit Registration Attempts
    • Minimum / Maximum Username & Password Length
    • Limit Username Characters
  • Posting:
    • Uses a flat topic and post structure
    • BBCode & Custom BBCode
    • Attachments
      • Automatic Image Thumbnails
      • Attachments Types
      • Multiple Attachments
      • Attachment Placement
    • Quick Reply
    • Smilies & Emoticons
    • Quoting
    • Word Censors
    • Syntax Highlighting
    • Post Drafts
    • Polls
  • Anti-spam:
    • CAPTCHA Confirmation
    • Flood Control
    • User Banning & Suspension
    • Designated moderators and administrators are able to issue warnings to users
    • User's actions on the board can be logged and viewed by administrators and moderators
    • Report Posts & Private Messages
    • Post Approval
  • Users:
    • Signatures
    • Avatars
    • Ranks
    • User Online List
    • User Preferences & Profile Settings
    • Manage Saved Drafts
    • Manage Bookmarks & Subscriptions
    • Custom Profile Fields
    • Friend/Foe List
  • Moderators
  • Usergroups - allow users to be easily organised on the board with group types, multiple group leaders, custom group colours, group ranks & avatars, and group-based memberlist display
  • Data Management: supporting:
    • MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, Firebird, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Caching:
    • Database Query Caching
    • Template Caching
    • Manually clear the template cache, the theme cache, or everything
  • Styles - three main parts: templates, themes, and imagesets
  • Search system:
    • Fulltext Native
    • Customised Topic Search
    • Customised Forum Search
    • MySQL Fulltext
    • Author Search
    • Advanced Search
    • View Unanswered Posts
    • Active/New Topics
    • Posts Since Last Visit
    • Search Flood Control
  • Plugins
  • Notifications

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