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<li>Comprehensive template system.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Advanced permission and user management.</strong></li>
 
<li>Supports multiple languages at once.</li>
 
<li>Open and well-documented source code.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Tracking of new and old unread topics, not just from your last visit.</strong></li>
 
<li>Designed for optimal performance and scalability.</li>
 
<li>Multi-media output. (<acronym title="Extensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</acronym>, <acronym title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</acronym>, <acronym title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</acronym>, <acronym title="Wireless Application Protocol">WAP</acronym>)</li>
 
<li>Multi-language support from a large community.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Package manager that automatically installs or uninstalls mods (also known as hacks.)</strong></li>
 
<li>Search:
 
<ul>
 
<li>Search the entire forum, a category/board or within a topic.</li>
 
<li>Search within your personal messages.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Security</h3>
 
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>All actions seamlessly require a session based authorization code.</li>
 
<li>Administrative actions require the user's password (and do not rely solely on cookies.)</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Major actions are time and IP locked, preventing 'hammering'.</strong></li>
 
<li>The number of login attempts from a certain IP can be limited and time locked.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Forum Settings</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Ability to display page creation time and query count per page.</li>
 
<li>Put a board into maintenance mode, allowing only admins to login.</li>
 
<li>Word censoring, either full word or partial.</li>
 
<li>Ability to break up long words.</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Boards and Categories</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Group boards into collapsible categories.</li>
 
<li>Set categories as non-collapsible.</li>
 
<li>Reorder boards within categories, or reorder categories.</li>
 
 
<li class="more"><strong>Create child boards under other boards. (sub boards)</strong></li>
 
<li>Assign moderators to boards.</li>
 
<li>Allow certain membergroups to access a board, including guests <em>only</em>.</li>
 
<li><strong>Configure permissions for each membergroup on the board level.</strong></li>
 
<li>Ability to indicate new posts to child boards but nothing new in parent.</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Member Registration</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Require registration before forum entrance.</li>
 
<li>Require a user to agree to terms before they register.</li>
 
<li>Disable member registration completely (allowing only moderators to register people).</li>
 
 
<li>Require email authentication by sending an authentication link.</li>
 
<li>Require a moderator to approve registration.</li>
 
<li>Register new members from the admin center.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Member Navigation and Authentication</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
 
<li>Several security checks during navigation.</li>
 
<li>Password reminder option, by email with confirmation. (doesn't automatically reset your password.)</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Both cookie and session based authentication (works without cookies.)</strong></li>
 
<li>Cookies can be set local to a path, global to all subdomains, or normally.</li>
 
<li>Adjustable expiration time for authentication cookies.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Member Tracking and Tracing</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Sortable and searchable public memberlist (accessible by a permission.)</li>
 
<li>Powerful sortable and searchable admin memberlist.</li>
 
<li>Show all (error) messages and IPs made by a member. (track user)</li>
 
<li>Show all (error) messages from an IP address or range. (track IP)</li>
 
 
<li>See who's doing what (accessible by permission.)</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Statistics</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Several board statistics (accessible by permission.)</li>
 
<li>Tracking of member's online time in seconds.</li>
 
 
<li>Tracking of topics, messages, new members, and hits per day.</li>
 
<li>Individual member statistics accessible from their profile.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>News and Announcements</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Ability to create announcement boards (members receive a notification of topics automatically.)</li>
 
<li>Member option to disable receiving announcements.</li>
 
<li>Email or private message your members by membergroup.</li>
 
<li>Show a news ticker or news fader.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Communication</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li class="more"><strong>Ability to choose sendmail or SMTP (with or without authentication.)</strong></li>
 
<li>Ability to send a topic to a friend.</li>
 
<li>Ability to view a &quot;printer friendly&quot; version of topics.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Membergroups</h3>
 
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Create membergroups to group members on permissions, access rights, and/or appearance.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Assign several membergroups to a single member, with one membergroup as the primary group.</strong></li>
 
<li>Define membergroups that are auto-assigned based on the amount of posts a user has.</li>
 
<li>Determine the maximum number of personal messages a membergroup is allowed to have by group.</li>
 
<li>Assign graphical symbol(s) to a membergroup - by primary group.</li>
 
 
<li>Determine which membergroups are allowed to access a board.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Banning</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Ban members based on their username, email address, IP address or hostname.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Support of wildcards for email address, IP address, and hostname.</strong></li>
 
 
<li>Include a ban reason (viewable for the banned user).</li>
 
<li>Include a ban note (only viewable by the admins).</li>
 
<li>Chose between full ban, 'no post' ban, or registration ban.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Include an expiration time for bans.</strong></li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>External integration</h3>
 
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>
 
Integrate parts of forum software into existing website using SSI or PHP.
 
<ul>
 
<li>Recent topics or posts.</li>
 
<li>Recent news posts in a board.</li>
 
<li>Recent polls.</li>
 
<li>Several forum statistics.</li>
 
 
<li>List of users online.</li>
 
<li>The menu bar.</li>
 
<li>News.</li>
 
<li>Search.</li>
 
<li>Login/logout.</li>
 
<li>Today's events/birthdays/holidays.</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
<li>
 
<strong>Export forum data using XML/RSS</strong>
 
<ul>
 
<li>Latest members.</li>
 
<li>News.</li>
 
 
<li>Recent posts.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Wireless access</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li class="more"><strong>Support for WAP, WAP2 and I-mode protocols.</strong></li>
 
 
<li>Browse through boards/topics/messages with reduced page size.</li>  
 
<li>Ability to login and logout (not with WAP 1.)</li>
 
<li>Ability to see new topics/boards with new replies.</li>
 
<li>Ability to jump to first unread reply.</li>
 
<li>Ability to post new messages (not with WAP 1.)</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Theming and Templating</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Ability to allow or disallow your users to select their own theme.</li>
 
<li>Ability to reset all of your members to a certain theme.</li>
 
<li>Ability to install a new theme via your administration center.</li>
 
<li>Default templates are XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0 compliant.</li>
 
 
<li>Admin can add smileys and smiley sets.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Members can choose which smiley set they wish to use (or none.)</strong></li>
 
<li>Themes can be installed by way of the &quot;latest and greatest themes&quot; panel.</li>
 
<li>SSI can have and show layers and the like from the template system.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Posting Features</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li class="more"><strong>Spell Check.</strong></li>
 
<li>
 
Quick Reply
 
<ul>
 
<li>Members can disable it or collapse it.</li>
 
 
<li>Can be used with &quot;Quote&quot;.</li>
 
<li>Also contains &quot;Spell Check&quot;.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
<li>Vast number of &quot;bulletin board codes&quot; to use (including rtl, acronym, and others.)</li>
 
<li>Optional editing grace period before a post is shown as modified.</li>
 
<li><strong>'Insert Quote' feature on posting screen to quickly quote previous replies.</strong></li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Polls</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li class="more"><strong>Can be added or removed to existing topics.</strong></li>
 
<li>Ability to set expiration date.</li>
 
<li>Ability to hide results till expiration of poll.</li>
 
<li>Ability to hide results until after people have voted.</li>
 
<li>Ability to determine how many votes a user may cast.</li>
 
<li>Polls can have up to 256 options.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Attachments</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Allowed on a per member group or board basis.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>The filename can be encrypted to increase the security (so you can upload .php files, etc.)</strong></li>
 
<li>Optional restriction on what filetypes may be uploaded.</li>
 
<li>Ability to restrict such that only registered members can view them (disables hotlinking, mostly.)</li>
 
 
<li>Images can be embedded into posts.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Calendar Support</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Shows Birthdays, Events and Holidays.</li>
 
<li>Display calendar information on board index.</li>
 
 
<li>Link an existing topic to the calendar.</li>
 
<li>Allow only certain members/groups post events.</li>
 
<li>Event poster can edit event.</li>
 
<li>Events can span multiple days.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>Moderation Tools</h3>
 
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>
 
Ability to lock and unlock a topic.
 
<ul>
 
<li>Topics which are locked by an administrator can not unlocked by anyone else.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
<li><strong>Ability to allow members to use moderation on just topics they posted.</strong></li>
 
 
<li>&quot;Report to moderator&quot; link.</li>
 
<li>Delete or modify posts.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Ability to Merge/Split topics.</strong></li>
 
<li>Move or delete topics.</li>
 
<li>Sticky or unsticky topics.</li>
 
 
<li><strong>Recycle bin/board for all deleted topics and posts.</strong></li>
 
<li>Moderation log which shows moderation activity and disallows log removal outside of 1 day.</li>
 
<li>AJAX editing:
 
<ul>
 
<li>Edit a post without page reloads.</li>
 
<li>Double click to edit topic subjects on message index.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>User Profiles and User Options</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Ability to hide your email address from the public.</li>
 
 
<li>Select their favorite theme among the activated forum themes.</li>
 
<li>Select their smiley set from the ones available.</li>
 
<li>
 
Email notification
 
<ul>
 
<li>New topics per board.</li>
 
<li>Single topics.</li>
 
 
<li>Private messages.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</li>
 
<li>Login with 'invisible' mode.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Options to hide other members' avatars and signatures.</strong></li>
 
<li>Ability to download and resize uploaded avatars.</li>
 
<li>Personal text, avatar, signature, and all the niceties of forums can be used and are kept up to date in all your posts.</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
<h3>User Resources</h3>
 
<ul class="features">
 
<li>Icons for topics you've posted to.</li>
 
<li class="more"><strong>Show new replies to <em>your</em> posts.</strong></li>
 
 
<li>Collapsible 'Additional Options' on post screen.</li>
 
<li>Ability to view most recent messages.</li>
 
<li>List all topics that have new replies since your last visit.</li>
 
<li>See who is browsing the same boards or topics as you.</li>
 
<li>Topics that span multiple pages have the page numbers listed as well as an &quot;all&quot; link.</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
  
[[Category:Installing SMF]]
+
<translate><!--T:1-->
 +
SMF 2.0.x is a very versatile forum software. It has many features, including the following:
 +
 
 +
===General=== <!--T:2-->
 +
*Uses PHP, and a database system: MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite.
 +
*Comprehensive template system.
 +
*Advanced permission and user management.
 +
*Supports multiple languages at once.
 +
*Open and well-documented source code.
 +
*Tracking of new and old unread topics, not just from your last visit.
 +
*Designed for optimal performance and scalability.
 +
*Multi-media output: XHTML, XML, RSS, WAP.
 +
*Multi-language support from a large community.
 +
*Package manager that automatically installs or uninstalls mods (also known as packages).
 +
*Search:
 +
**Search the entire forum, a category/board or within a topic.
 +
**Search within your personal messages.
 +
 
 +
===Security=== <!--T:16-->
 +
*All actions seamlessly require a session based authorization code.
 +
*Administrative actions require the user's password (and do not rely solely on cookies).
 +
*Major actions are time and IP locked, preventing 'hammering'.
 +
*The number of login attempts from a certain IP can be limited and time locked.
 +
 
 +
===Forum Settings=== <!--T:21-->
 +
*Ability to display page creation time and query count per page.
 +
*Put a board into maintenance mode, allowing only administrators to log in.
 +
*Word censoring, either full word or partial.
 +
*Ability to break up long words.
 +
 
 +
===Boards and Categories=== <!--T:26-->
 +
*Group boards into collapsible categories.
 +
*Set categories as non-collapsible.
 +
*Reorder boards within categories, or reorder categories.
 +
*Create child boards under other boards (sub boards).
 +
*Assign moderators to boards.
 +
*Allow certain membergroups to access a board, including guests only.
 +
*Configure permissions for each membergroup on the board level.
 +
*Ability to indicate new posts to child boards but nothing new in parent.
 +
 
 +
===Member Registration=== <!--T:35-->
 +
*Require registration before forum entrance.
 +
*Require a user to agree to terms before they register.
 +
*Disable member registration completely (allowing only administrators, or moderators with the necessary permissions, to register people).
 +
*Require email authentication by sending an authentication link.
 +
*Require an administrator, or moderator(s) with the necessary permissions, to approve registration.
 +
*Register new members from the admin center.
 +
 
 +
===Member Navigation and Authentication=== <!--T:42-->
 +
*Password reminder option, by email with confirmation (doesn't automatically reset your password).
 +
*Both cookie and session based authentication (works without cookies).
 +
*Cookies can be set local to a path, global to all subdomains, or normally.
 +
*Adjustable expiration time for authentication cookies.
 +
 
 +
===Member Tracking and Tracing=== <!--T:48-->
 +
*Sortable and searchable public memberlist (accessible by a permission).
 +
*Powerful sortable and searchable admin memberlist.
 +
*Show all (error) messages and IPs made by a member (track user).
 +
*Show all (error) messages from an IP address or range (track IP).
 +
*See who's doing what (accessible by permission).
 +
 
 +
===Statistics=== <!--T:54-->
 +
*Several board statistics (accessible by permission).
 +
*Tracking of member's online time in seconds.
 +
*Tracking of topics, messages, new members, and hits per day.
 +
*Individual member statistics accessible from their profile.
 +
 
 +
===News and Announcements=== <!--T:59-->
 +
*Send a Newsletter from the admin center, or post any topic as an Announcement.
 +
*Member option to disable receiving announcements (and Admin override of this option).
 +
*Email or private message your members by membergroup.
 +
*Show a news fader.
 +
 
 +
===Communication=== <!--T:64-->
 +
*Ability to choose sendmail or SMTP (with or without authentication).
 +
*Ability to send a topic to a friend.
 +
*Ability to view a "printer friendly" version of topics.
 +
 
 +
===Membergroups=== <!--T:68-->
 +
*Create membergroups to group members on permissions, access rights, and/or appearance.
 +
*Assign several membergroups to a single member, with one membergroup as the primary group.
 +
*Define membergroups that are auto-assigned based on the amount of posts a user has.
 +
*Determine the maximum number of personal messages a membergroup is allowed to have by group.
 +
*Assign badge or star to a membergroup - by primary group.
 +
*Determine which membergroups are allowed to access a board.
 +
 
 +
===Banning=== <!--T:75-->
 +
*Ban members based on their username, email address, IP address or hostname.
 +
*Support of wildcards for email address, IP address, and hostname.
 +
*Include a ban reason (viewable for the banned user).
 +
*Include a ban note (only viewable by the administrators).
 +
*Choose between full ban, 'no post' ban, or registration ban.
 +
*Include an expiration time for bans.
 +
 
 +
===External integration=== <!--T:82-->
 +
*Integrate parts of the forum software into an existing website using SSI or PHP.
 +
*Recent topics or posts.
 +
*Recent news posts in a board.
 +
*Recent polls.
 +
 
 +
===Export forum data using XML/RSS=== <!--T:87-->
 +
*Latest members.
 +
*News.
 +
*Recent posts.
 +
 
 +
===Wireless access=== <!--T:91-->
 +
*Support for WAP, WAP2 and I-mode protocols.
 +
*Browse through boards/topics/messages with reduced page size.
 +
*Ability to login and logout.
 +
*Ability to see new topics/boards with new replies.
 +
*Ability to jump to first unread reply.
 +
*Ability to post new messages.
 +
 
 +
===Theming and Templating=== <!--T:98-->
 +
*Ability to allow or disallow your users to select their own theme.
 +
*Ability to reset all of your members to a certain theme.
 +
*Ability to install a new theme via your administration center.
 +
*Admin can add smileys and smiley sets.
 +
*Members can choose which smiley set they wish to use (or none).
 +
*SSI can have and show layers and the like from the template system.
 +
 
 +
===Posting Features=== <!--T:107-->
 +
*Spell Check.
 +
*Quick Reply
 +
**Members can disable it or collapse it.
 +
**Can be used with "Quote".
 +
**Also contains "Spell Check".
 +
*Vast number of Bulletin Board Codes to use (including rtl, acronym, and others).
 +
*Optional editing grace period before a post is shown as modified.
 +
*Insert Quote feature on posting screen to quickly quote previous replies.
 +
 
 +
===Polls=== <!--T:116-->
 +
*Can be added or removed to existing topics.
 +
*Ability to set expiration date.
 +
*Ability to hide results till expiration of poll.
 +
*Ability to hide results until after people have voted.
 +
*Ability to determine how many votes a user may cast.
 +
*Polls can have up to 256 options.
 +
 
 +
===Attachments=== <!--T:123-->
 +
*Allowed on a per member group or board basis.
 +
*The filename is hashed to increase the security (so you can upload .php files).
 +
*Optional restriction on what filetypes may be uploaded.
 +
*Ability to restrict such that only registered members can view them (disables hotlinking, mostly).
 +
*Images can be embedded into posts.
 +
 
 +
===Calendar Support=== <!--T:129-->
 +
*Shows Birthdays, Events and Holidays.
 +
*Display calendar information on board index.
 +
*Link an existing topic to the calendar.
 +
*Allow only certain members/groups to post events.
 +
*Event poster can edit event.
 +
*Events can span multiple days.
 +
 
 +
===Moderation Tools=== <!--T:136-->
 +
*Ability to lock and unlock a topic.
 +
*Topics which are locked by an administrator can not unlocked by anyone else.
 +
*Ability to allow members to use moderation on just topics they posted.
 +
*Report to moderator link.
 +
*Delete or modify posts.
 +
*Ability to merge/split topics.
 +
*Move or delete topics.
 +
*Sticky or unsticky topics.
 +
*Recycle bin/board for all deleted topics and posts.
 +
*Moderation log which shows moderation activity and dissallows the removal of log entries until they are at least 24-hours old.
 +
*AJAX editing:
 +
**Edit a post without page reloads.
 +
**Double click to edit topic subjects on message index.
 +
 
 +
===User Profiles and User Options=== <!--T:150-->
 +
*Ability to hide your email address from the public.
 +
*Select favorite theme among the activated forum themes.
 +
*Select smiley set from the ones available.
 +
*Email notification
 +
** New topics per board.
 +
** Single topics.
 +
** Private messages.
 +
*Login with 'invisible' mode.
 +
*Options to hide other members' avatars and signatures.
 +
*Ability to download and resize uploaded avatars.
 +
*Personal text, avatar, signature, and all the niceties of forums can be used and are kept up to date in all your posts.
 +
 
 +
===User Resources=== <!--T:162-->
 +
*Icons for topics you've posted to.
 +
*Show new replies to your posts.
 +
*Collapsible 'Additional Options' on post screen.
 +
*Ability to view most recent messages.
 +
*List all topics that have new replies since your last visit.
 +
*See who is browsing the same boards or topics as you.
 +
*Topics that span multiple pages have the page numbers listed as well as an "all" link.
 +
 
 +
===Other features=== <!--T:170-->
 +
*Several forum statistics.
 +
*List of users online.
 +
*The menu bar.
 +
*News.
 +
*Search.
 +
*Login/logout.
 +
*Today's events/birthdays/holidays.
 +
</translate>
 +
 
 +
[[Category:FAQ{{Langcat|{{BASEPAGENAME}}}}]]

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SMF 2.0.x is a very versatile forum software. It has many features, including the following:

General

  • Uses PHP, and a database system: MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite.
  • Comprehensive template system.
  • Advanced permission and user management.
  • Supports multiple languages at once.
  • Open and well-documented source code.
  • Tracking of new and old unread topics, not just from your last visit.
  • Designed for optimal performance and scalability.
  • Multi-media output: XHTML, XML, RSS, WAP.
  • Multi-language support from a large community.
  • Package manager that automatically installs or uninstalls mods (also known as packages).
  • Search:
    • Search the entire forum, a category/board or within a topic.
    • Search within your personal messages.

Security

  • All actions seamlessly require a session based authorization code.
  • Administrative actions require the user's password (and do not rely solely on cookies).
  • Major actions are time and IP locked, preventing 'hammering'.
  • The number of login attempts from a certain IP can be limited and time locked.

Forum Settings

  • Ability to display page creation time and query count per page.
  • Put a board into maintenance mode, allowing only administrators to log in.
  • Word censoring, either full word or partial.
  • Ability to break up long words.

Boards and Categories

  • Group boards into collapsible categories.
  • Set categories as non-collapsible.
  • Reorder boards within categories, or reorder categories.
  • Create child boards under other boards (sub boards).
  • Assign moderators to boards.
  • Allow certain membergroups to access a board, including guests only.
  • Configure permissions for each membergroup on the board level.
  • Ability to indicate new posts to child boards but nothing new in parent.

Member Registration

  • Require registration before forum entrance.
  • Require a user to agree to terms before they register.
  • Disable member registration completely (allowing only administrators, or moderators with the necessary permissions, to register people).
  • Require email authentication by sending an authentication link.
  • Require an administrator, or moderator(s) with the necessary permissions, to approve registration.
  • Register new members from the admin center.

Member Navigation and Authentication

  • Password reminder option, by email with confirmation (doesn't automatically reset your password).
  • Both cookie and session based authentication (works without cookies).
  • Cookies can be set local to a path, global to all subdomains, or normally.
  • Adjustable expiration time for authentication cookies.

Member Tracking and Tracing

  • Sortable and searchable public memberlist (accessible by a permission).
  • Powerful sortable and searchable admin memberlist.
  • Show all (error) messages and IPs made by a member (track user).
  • Show all (error) messages from an IP address or range (track IP).
  • See who's doing what (accessible by permission).

Statistics

  • Several board statistics (accessible by permission).
  • Tracking of member's online time in seconds.
  • Tracking of topics, messages, new members, and hits per day.
  • Individual member statistics accessible from their profile.

News and Announcements

  • Send a Newsletter from the admin center, or post any topic as an Announcement.
  • Member option to disable receiving announcements (and Admin override of this option).
  • Email or private message your members by membergroup.
  • Show a news fader.

Communication

  • Ability to choose sendmail or SMTP (with or without authentication).
  • Ability to send a topic to a friend.
  • Ability to view a "printer friendly" version of topics.

Membergroups

  • Create membergroups to group members on permissions, access rights, and/or appearance.
  • Assign several membergroups to a single member, with one membergroup as the primary group.
  • Define membergroups that are auto-assigned based on the amount of posts a user has.
  • Determine the maximum number of personal messages a membergroup is allowed to have by group.
  • Assign badge or star to a membergroup - by primary group.
  • Determine which membergroups are allowed to access a board.

Banning

  • Ban members based on their username, email address, IP address or hostname.
  • Support of wildcards for email address, IP address, and hostname.
  • Include a ban reason (viewable for the banned user).
  • Include a ban note (only viewable by the administrators).
  • Choose between full ban, 'no post' ban, or registration ban.
  • Include an expiration time for bans.

External integration

  • Integrate parts of the forum software into an existing website using SSI or PHP.
  • Recent topics or posts.
  • Recent news posts in a board.
  • Recent polls.

Export forum data using XML/RSS

  • Latest members.
  • News.
  • Recent posts.

Wireless access

  • Support for WAP, WAP2 and I-mode protocols.
  • Browse through boards/topics/messages with reduced page size.
  • Ability to login and logout.
  • Ability to see new topics/boards with new replies.
  • Ability to jump to first unread reply.
  • Ability to post new messages.

Theming and Templating

  • Ability to allow or disallow your users to select their own theme.
  • Ability to reset all of your members to a certain theme.
  • Ability to install a new theme via your administration center.
  • Admin can add smileys and smiley sets.
  • Members can choose which smiley set they wish to use (or none).
  • SSI can have and show layers and the like from the template system.

Posting Features

  • Spell Check.
  • Quick Reply
    • Members can disable it or collapse it.
    • Can be used with "Quote".
    • Also contains "Spell Check".
  • Vast number of Bulletin Board Codes to use (including rtl, acronym, and others).
  • Optional editing grace period before a post is shown as modified.
  • Insert Quote feature on posting screen to quickly quote previous replies.

Polls

  • Can be added or removed to existing topics.
  • Ability to set expiration date.
  • Ability to hide results till expiration of poll.
  • Ability to hide results until after people have voted.
  • Ability to determine how many votes a user may cast.
  • Polls can have up to 256 options.

Attachments

  • Allowed on a per member group or board basis.
  • The filename is hashed to increase the security (so you can upload .php files).
  • Optional restriction on what filetypes may be uploaded.
  • Ability to restrict such that only registered members can view them (disables hotlinking, mostly).
  • Images can be embedded into posts.

Calendar Support

  • Shows Birthdays, Events and Holidays.
  • Display calendar information on board index.
  • Link an existing topic to the calendar.
  • Allow only certain members/groups to post events.
  • Event poster can edit event.
  • Events can span multiple days.

Moderation Tools

  • Ability to lock and unlock a topic.
  • Topics which are locked by an administrator can not unlocked by anyone else.
  • Ability to allow members to use moderation on just topics they posted.
  • Report to moderator link.
  • Delete or modify posts.
  • Ability to merge/split topics.
  • Move or delete topics.
  • Sticky or unsticky topics.
  • Recycle bin/board for all deleted topics and posts.
  • Moderation log which shows moderation activity and dissallows the removal of log entries until they are at least 24-hours old.
  • AJAX editing:
    • Edit a post without page reloads.
    • Double click to edit topic subjects on message index.

User Profiles and User Options

  • Ability to hide your email address from the public.
  • Select favorite theme among the activated forum themes.
  • Select smiley set from the ones available.
  • Email notification
    • New topics per board.
    • Single topics.
    • Private messages.
  • Login with 'invisible' mode.
  • Options to hide other members' avatars and signatures.
  • Ability to download and resize uploaded avatars.
  • Personal text, avatar, signature, and all the niceties of forums can be used and are kept up to date in all your posts.

User Resources

  • Icons for topics you've posted to.
  • Show new replies to your posts.
  • Collapsible 'Additional Options' on post screen.
  • Ability to view most recent messages.
  • List all topics that have new replies since your last visit.
  • See who is browsing the same boards or topics as you.
  • Topics that span multiple pages have the page numbers listed as well as an "all" link.

Other features

  • Several forum statistics.
  • List of users online.
  • The menu bar.
  • News.
  • Search.
  • Login/logout.
  • Today's events/birthdays/holidays.