Feature List

GeneralvBulletin Details
Version 4.1.5
Release Date 2011-07-27
Author vBulletin Solutions
URL www.vbulletin.com
Free and Open Source No
License commercial / visible source
License cost $285 Suite or $195 Forum
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard with manual interactions
Data StoragevBulletin Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
Hosting available No
PostsvBulletin Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsvBulletin Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityvBulletin Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings Yes
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Yes
User Reports Yes
Other Akismet
NotificationvBulletin Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging  
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityvBulletin Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationvBulletin Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchvBulletin Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationvBulletin Details
Languages Official: English, German; Translatable into any language
Templates global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesvBulletin Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementvBulletin Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Yes
Export Formats Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes


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