Feature List

GeneralUBB.threads Details
Release Date  
Author Mindraven
URL www.ubbcentral.com
Free and Open Source No
License Commercial
License cost $139
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard with manual interactions
Data StorageUBB.threads Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
Hosting available  
PostsUBB.threads Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsUBB.threads Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityUBB.threads Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging  
User Reports  
NotificationUBB.threads Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityUBB.threads Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationUBB.threads Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchUBB.threads Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationUBB.threads Details
Languages english, with an online editor to create new languages
Templates global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins No
Special FeaturesUBB.threads Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementUBB.threads Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving No
Export Formats  
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes


UBB.threads is a full featured forum with over 13 years of development history. Many of the features that have become standard today started long ago in UBB.threads. Version 7 can replace an entire website with built the built in portal that is extremely customizable. If you're not interested in the portal options, it can be completely turned off with a single checkbox.

Everything you'd expect to find in forum software is here along with many new features that take advantage of AJAX to make them even better, such as the fully AJAXed shoutbox, preview screens and more. You'll also find things you might not expect from a forum. With UBB.threads you'll be getting much more than just a forum and our outlook goes beyond just providing typical forum features as a typical forum just isn't enough anymore.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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