YaBB Features

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General YaBB
Version
2.5 AE
Release Date
2010-07-04 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-07-06 (8 years ago)
Author
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
License
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Setup YaBB
Installation method
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
Technology YaBB
Programming Language
Perl
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Data Storage
0
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts YaBB
BBCode
Yes
HTML
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums YaBB
Categories
Yes
Subforums
one level
Last Post
Yes
Redirect Forums
Patch
Trashcan Forum
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security YaBB
CAPTCHA
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Warnings
Optional
Suspension
Yes
Bans
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Audit Logging
Optional
User Reports
Optional
Other
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Instant Messaging
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
Community YaBB
Avatars
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Moderation YaBB
Moderators
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Search YaBB
Full-text search
Yes
Author search
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Customization YaBB
Languages
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Templates
global
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Special Features YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Polls
Yes
Calendar
Patch
Friendly URLs
Optional
Data Management YaBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Archiving
No
Export Formats
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes