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GeneralphpBB 2 Details
Version 2.0.21
Release Date 2006-06-07
Author The phpBB Group
URL www.phpbb.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
License cost 0
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support No
Type Flat
Installation method  
Upgrade method  
Data StoragephpBB 2 Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other MS SQL 7/2000, MS Access
Hosting available  
PostsphpBB 2 Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor  
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting  
Attachments No
ForumsphpBB 2 Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityphpBB 2 Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension No
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging  
User Reports  
NotificationphpBB 2 Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks No
CommunityphpBB 2 Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System  
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields No
ModerationphpBB 2 Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchphpBB 2 Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics  
CustomizationphpBB 2 Details
Languages 50+
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs Yes
Special FeaturesphpBB 2 Details
Polls Yes
Calendar Patch
Friendly URLs No
Data ManagementphpBB 2 Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving No
Export Formats  
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View No

phpBB 2

phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.

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