Features

JForum has a growing number of features, with a lot more being asked and developed each day. Here you will find a list of the most useful and common features currently available. Also, take a look at some screenshots.

  • Easy installation through graphical web interface
  • Unlimited forums, categories, and topics
  • Support for several popular databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and HSQLDB
  • Karma - Rate messages and users
  • Bookmarks - save your favourite threads and share with other users
  • Easy migration from phpBB
  • Friendly URLs (no more long and hard-to-remember links!)
  • Listing of currently online users
  • Listing of the Most Recent topics from the whole forum
  • Fast and scalable, perfect for busy sites - unlike most message board systems, JForum caches frequently accessed data to avoid excessive querying of the database
  • File Attachments, with fully customizable options
  • HTML and BBCode support
  • Automatic parsing of links in messages
  • Integrated private message system
  • Email notifications for topics on private messages
  • Unlimited emoticons, easily administered via a configuration panel
  • RSS syndication
  • Sticky topics and announcements
  • Post preview
  • Easy to moderate
  • Moderated Categories and Forums - Administrators may allow new messages be posted only after the approval of some moderator or administrator
  • Topics can be locked/unlocked and moved between forums
  • Topics can be moved between forums
  • Read-only forums - Forums where is not possible to post new messages, just reading
  • Reply-only forums - Forums where only reply to existing posts are allowed
  • Robust security system
  • Forum moderators can be granted varying levels of control
  • Advanced HTML filter, for increased security
  • Easy and fast development for any other data source
  • Familiar and attractive layout
  • Highly customized permission control, allowing fine control over access to any forum and category, by group and by user
  • Easy to support new bbtags via a XML configuration file
  • Uses the simple and powerful Freemarker templating system which allows unlimited control over layout and theming
  • Supports individual themes/templates for users
  • Support for different languages; easy to add new languages
  • Member Listing
  • User defined avatars
  • User banning
  • Unlimited users, groups, and groups per user
  • User profile
  • User ranks
  • Language preferences may be set on a per user basis
  • Remembers last read messages and tracks new posts