Feature List

GeneralCommunity Server Details
Version 2.0
Release Date April 1, 2006
Author Telligent
URL communityserver.org
Free and Open Source  
License Free and Commercial
License cost Free - $9,999
Programming Language ASP.NET; C#
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method  
Upgrade method  
Data StorageCommunity Server Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other Microsoft SQL Server
Hosting available  
PostsCommunity Server Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments One file
ForumsCommunity Server Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityCommunity Server Details
CAPTCHA Optional
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings Yes
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging  
User Reports  
NotificationCommunity Server Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging  
Bookmarks No
CommunityCommunity Server Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationCommunity Server Details
Moderators global, forums and threads
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchCommunity Server Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics  
CustomizationCommunity Server Details
Languages English; Others maintained by community
Templates global
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesCommunity Server Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar No
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementCommunity Server Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Yes
Export Formats  
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View Plugin

Community Server

Community Server is the award winning platform for rapidly enabling online communities and includes all the integrated tools, such as discussion forums, email lists, newsgroups, weblogs (blogs), file galleries, content management, and more to help enable you to create your community presence quickly and easily!

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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

Forum Start Page

Supports all standard forum features [1] ability to personalize forum list [2] quick navigation into threads [3] list of past posts [4] active posts

Thread View

[1] Easily edit titles and descriptions by clicking and editing inline. [2] Creating new posts is obvious with a larger button. [3] Tools to rate threads.


Complete moderation tools [1] allow the site or forum moderator to control content as well as view audit logs for which moderators performed which tasks.

Control Panel

Fully featured control panel for managing large forum systems

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