Feature List

GeneralOvBB Details
Version 0.16a
Release Date 2007-04-06
Author Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
URL sourceforge.net
Free and Open Source Yes
License MIT
License cost 0
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StorageOvBB Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other No
Hosting available No
PostsOvBB Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsOvBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityOvBB Details
Groups One group only
Flood Control Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension No
Bans Yes
IP-Block No
Audit Logging No
User Reports No
NotificationOvBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging No
Bookmarks No
CommunityOvBB Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System No
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields No
ModerationOvBB Details
Moderators global
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics No
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads No
SearchOvBB Details
Full-text search No
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Session tracked
CustomizationOvBB Details
Languages 1 - English
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs No
Plugins No
Special FeaturesOvBB Details
Statistics No
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs No
Data ManagementOvBB Details
Pruning No
Archiving No
Export Formats No
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View No


Distributed under the open source MIT license, OvBB is a light-weight and fast discussion board system that mimics vBulletin 2.x.x in both look and behavior while incorporating new features and functionality.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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

Forum index

OvBB Project Forums running V0.14a

Admin CP - General settings

General settings in the Admin CP on the OvBB Project Forums

Admin CP - Style settings

Style settings in the Admin CP on the OvBB Project Forums

User CP - Avatar settings

Avatar settings in the User CP on the OvBB Project Forums

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for OvBB 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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