Feature List

GeneralUseBB Details
Version 1.0.15
Release Date 3rd May 2012
Author UseBB Project
URL www.usebb.net
Free and Open Source Yes
License GNU General Public License 2
License cost Free
Programming Language PHP 4
UTF-8 Support No
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method manual
Data StorageUseBB Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other MySQLi (4.1, 5.x)
Hosting available No
PostsUseBB Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting No
Attachments No
ForumsUseBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityUseBB Details
Groups No
Flood Control Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging No
User Reports No
Other Registration log
NotificationUseBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging No
Bookmarks No
CommunityUseBB Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks No
Rating/Karma System No
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging No
Custom profile fields No
ModerationUseBB Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics No
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads No
SearchUseBB Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Session tracked
CustomizationUseBB Details
Languages 10+
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs No
Plugins No
Special FeaturesUseBB Details
Statistics Yes
Polls No
Calendar No
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementUseBB Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving No
Export Formats No
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View No


UseBB is an Open Source forum package developed in PHP and using the popular MySQL database back-end to store data. Unlike other popular forum systems, UseBB does not strive to have as many features as possible, but to be one of the easiest and most usable forum packages, limiting the basic feature set to only the essential. UseBB is pure forum software.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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

Forum Index

The statistics box can be enabled or disabled completely or based on the user's level.

Forum view

UseBB's layout is always in valid XHTML 1.0 Strict.

Topic view

Replies can be posted in a quick and convenient way by means of the quick reply form.

Post form

Topics can be locked or stickied conveniently by checking an option at the post form.

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for UseBB 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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