Feature List

GeneralFUDforum Details
Version 3.0.6RC2
Release Date 1 February 2014
Author The FUDForum development team and user community.
URL fudforum.org
Free and Open Source Yes
License GNU General Public License
License cost Free
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StorageFUDforum Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle Yes
SQLite Yes
Textfiles Yes
other DB2, MS-SQL, Firebird, etc. Messages can be stored in the DB or files for extra performance.
Hosting available Yes
PostsFUDforum Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsFUDforum Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityFUDforum 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
Other Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
NotificationFUDforum Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityFUDforum Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationFUDforum Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchFUDforum Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationFUDforum Details
Languages 50+ languages supported, including English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, etc.
Templates global
Custom BBCodes Plugin
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Patch
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesFUDforum Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementFUDforum Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Optional
Export Formats PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Optional


FUDforum is an extremely fast and scalable forum that can fulfill the needs of both small and large forum operators. The software is highly customizable and supports a large feature set. For example, it supports an unlimited number of members, forums, posts, threads and attachments. It can also import XML feeds, USENET posts and E-mail lists and sync forum replies back to those groups and lists.

The easy to use administration control panel allows the administrator to easily configure and control the many features available. The forum also includes an interactive help package, which helps to familiarize users with the full potential of FUDforum.

The software also offers templatable skins with i18n support, a user/group management system, a multi-lingual spell checker, both flat and thread message views, a private messaging system with multi-user forwarding capabilities, polls, file attachments, and much more.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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

Forum index.

Screenshot of a typical FUDForum message board.

Admin Control Panel

Screenshot of FUDForum's Admin Control Panel.

Installation Wizard

FUDForum's Installation Wizard.

First message

FUDforum's welcome message. Note the member info on the right of the post. This is achieved by selecting the user_info_right theme.

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