Feature List

GeneralDeluxeBB Details
Version 1.3
Release Date 06.02.2009
Author Frank N.
URL www.deluxebb.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
License cost  
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard with manual interactions
Data StorageDeluxeBB Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
Hosting available Yes
PostsDeluxeBB Details
BBCode No
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Optional
Attachments One file
ForumsDeluxeBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityDeluxeBB Details
Groups No
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension No
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging No
User Reports Yes
Other Edit History
NotificationDeluxeBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging ICQ, MSN, YAHOO and AIM
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityDeluxeBB Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System No
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields No
ModerationDeluxeBB Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchDeluxeBB Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Session tracked
CustomizationDeluxeBB Details
Languages Englisch, German, Arabic, Chinese, Dansk, Nederlands and Spanish
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins No
Special FeaturesDeluxeBB Details
Statistics Yes
Polls No
Calendar No
Friendly URLs No
Data ManagementDeluxeBB Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Yes
Export Formats HTML
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View Yes


DeluxeBB is a powerful open source bulletin board, which helps you create your own web communities in less than 10 minutes.

The board is written completely in PHP and uses a MySQL database to store its content.
All pages are optimized for speed and security. We believe is not necessary to overload the software with features like many other forum providers, we always keep the speed, security and easy handling as our primary objectives.

Although we do provide our community members with a specific forum for feature requests and user created mods and add-ons.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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

Main Page (skin: blue)

Main Page (skin: corporate)

Topic view (skin: blue)

Posting a new topic (skin: blue)

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for DeluxeBB 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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