Feature List

GeneralminiBB Details
Version 2.4
Release Date 18-Aug-2008
Author miniBB Team
URL www.minibb.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
License cost Free
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method manual
Data StorageminiBB Details
Textfiles No
Hosting available No
PostsminiBB Details
BBCode Yes
HTML Optional
Emoticons Plugin
Formatting Toolbar Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Quoting Single
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsminiBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums one level
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityminiBB Details
Groups No
Flood Control Plugin
ACLs Plugin
Blacklist Plugin
Warnings Plugin
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Plugin
User Reports No
NotificationminiBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks Plugin
CommunityminiBB Details
Avatars Plugin
User Ranks Plugin
Rating/Karma System Plugin
Signatures Plugin
Users Online List Plugin
Private Messaging Plugin
Custom profile fields Plugin
ModerationminiBB Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Plugin
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Plugin
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Plugin
SearchminiBB Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationminiBB Details
Languages more than 40 available
Templates global
Custom BBCodes Patch
Skin-Editor Plugin
Smiley Packs Plugin
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesminiBB Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Plugin
Calendar Plugin
Friendly URLs Optional
Data ManagementminiBB Details
Pruning Plugin
Archiving Plugin
Export Formats Users' logins/emails can be exported in CSV or TXT
Export private messages Plugin
Lo-Fi View Yes


miniBB ("mini bulletin board") is a free web forum software script written in PHP for creating an online virtual community, with the concept of using a few very simple elements to the maximum effect, which also affects its high performance and suitable branding interface. It includes the most common functions for any kind of an Internet forum and could be extended with a lot of high quality original add-ons. It is CSS- and XHTML-templates based (W3C compatible), SEO-optimized with addition of mod_rewrite, could support various databases (mySQL by default), translated in more than 40 languages. Integrates easily into your web site's layout and/or external members database and authorization schema. Qualified software support and service is provided originally by it's authors.

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

Main forums page

On the first page, miniBB display list of forums and latest discussions in a native bulletin board style. New and constant visitors see immediately what's happening on forums.

Topics listing page

New topic form is displayed on the same page as the topics listing. No additional steps are required for creating new content.

Messages listing page

New reply form is displayed on the same page as all messages. This is allowing to quickly quote any messages and post a reply. Guest posting may be allowed by default.

Forums Checker

Checker is an add-on which allows to check new messages since your latest visit, also as save your favorite topics. In the settings it is possible to specify certain forums to watch.

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for miniBB 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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