Feature List

GeneralBurningBoard Details
Version 4.1.11
Release Date 2016-03-13
Author Woltlab GmbH
URL www.woltlab.com
Free and Open Source No
License commercial / visible source
License cost $89.99
Programming Language PHP5
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StorageBurningBoard Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other No
Hosting available No
PostsBurningBoard Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsBurningBoard Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityBurningBoard Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings Yes
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Yes
User Reports Yes
NotificationBurningBoard Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging Plugin
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityBurningBoard Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationBurningBoard Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchBurningBoard Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationBurningBoard Details
Languages English, German
Templates global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesBurningBoard Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementBurningBoard Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Yes
Export Formats sql
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes


You are looking for a modern, professional and easy-to-use forum system? Look no further! Burning Board offers all features you can expect from a professional discussion board, packed in a beautiful CSS-based design. It is highly optimized to run fast on a MySQL database and its clean and object-oriented programming is highly reliable - thanks to German engineering. It is build on top of the WoltLab Community Framework so it is really just one mouse click away to extend it by add-ons (such as galleries, blogs or other social networking tools). It has never been so easy to install a web app: Simply upload 2 files and let guide you through installation process. The software can be used with different languages. Support is also included in the license fee, so you will never be left alone when you need some help. WoltLab provides data importing tools for all major discussion board solutions.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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These screenshots should give you a first impression how BurningBoard looks like. Remember: The look of many forums can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.


Posts within a thread, showing the "inline-poll" feature

ACP Homepage

Administration Control Panel (ACP) Homepage


Create an administrator account during the setup

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for BurningBoard are listed at Secunia. You should always make sure to run an up-to-date version of the software and apply security related patches as soon as possible.

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