Feature List

GeneralJForum Details
Version 2.1.8
Release Date November 1, 2008
Author Rafael Steil
URL www.jforum.net
Free and Open Source Yes
License BSD
License cost 0
Programming Language Java
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method manual
Data StorageJForum Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle Yes
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other HSQLDB, SQL Server
Hosting available No
PostsJForum Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar No
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting No
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsJForum Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityJForum Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist No
Warnings No
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging  
User Reports No
NotificationJForum Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityJForum Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields No
ModerationJForum Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchJForum Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationJForum Details
Languages en_US, nl_NL, pt_BR, pt_PT, fr_FR, de_DE, ru_RU, zh_CN, es_ES, fi_FI, sv_SV, vi_VN, zh_TW, sp_SP, pl_PL, it_IT
Templates global
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins No
Special FeaturesJForum Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar No
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementJForum Details
Pruning No
Archiving No
Export Formats  
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View No


JForum is a powerful and robust discussion board system implemented in Javatm. It provides an attractive interface, an efficient forum engine, an easy to use administrative panel, an advanced permission control system and much more.

Built from the ground up around a MVC framework, it can be deployed on any servlet container or Application Server, such as Tomcat, Resin and JBoss. Its clean design and implementation make JForum easy to customize and extend.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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