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What features are available?

Take the features tour or refer to the detailed features list shown below.

General

  • Phone, chat, and email support
  • You own your data
  • Accessible on all smart phones and browsers
  • Integrate with 1500+ apps and services
  • Translated into 16+ languages
  • Import & export forum data
  • Unlimited amount of categories, topics, replies, members, storage, and bandwidth
  • GDPR compliant
  • Detailed statistics, graphs, and charts
  • Progressive mobile web app
  • Show your own ads
  • Search engine optimized for high rankings
  • Instant messaging
  • Chat room
  • Mobile app (coming soon)

Appearance

  • Responsive and user-friendly themes
  • Theme editor
  • Use your own domain name
  • No Website Toolbox branding
  • Customize the favicon / site icon
  • Add links to the navigation menu
  • Customize the background image, header image, logo, and fonts
  • Add custom CSS, HTML, and JavaScript

Security

  • Public or private forum
  • HTTPS/SSL
  • Private categories
  • Assign administrators with specific permissions
  • Assign moderators with specific permissions to help moderate the content in specific categories or calendars
  • Assign users to groups to easily manage their permissions.
  • Set user group permission for each individual calendar or category.
  • Approve new sign ups
  • Approve posts based on various filter criteria (user's first few posts, if the post contains a link, etc.)
  • Inappropriate content filter
  • Profanity filter
  • Ban users
  • Robust spam protection
  • Invite-only forum
  • Password protected forum or categories
  • Email address verification
  • Prevent or only allow sign ups from specific countries
  • Specify terms & rules
  • Prevent users from staying logged in between sessions
  • Logs of all moderator actions
  • Human verification (CAPTCHA)
  • Hide the forum from search engines
  • Prevent new sign ups
  • Remove message content from notification emails
  • Specify permitted attachment types
  • User country detection

Users

  • Single sign on with your website or application
  • Sign up through invitation
  • Sign up using Facebook or LinkedIn
  • Tag/mention users
  • Email, web, and browser notifications of a new posts, messages, likes, and replies
  • Automatically follow topics
  • Email followed content immediately, daily, or weekly
  • Reputation scores
  • Member titles
  • Email your members
  • Give users more privileges based on their level of participation in the forum
  • Custom profile fields
  • Avatars
  • Members list with useful sort methods like new, most reputed, and top posters
  • Create, edit, delete, ban user accounts
  • Photo albums
  • Private messaging
  • Welcome email
  • Search users using specific criteria
  • Custom profile fields
  • Restore deleted users
  • Signatures
  • Offline mode
  • Optionally allow users to have multiple accounts
  • User to user emailing
  • Hide the number of members your forum has

Topics & Posts

  • Be brought back to where you stopped reading when you view a topic
  • Embed the new, recently updated, or top discussion topics into your website
  • Embed videos, insert photos, attach files, and even format posts with HTML
  • Share posts on social networks
  • Organize topics into headings, categories & subcategories
  • Digest email for users who haven't visited in over a week
  • HTML or embed code into post
  • Pinning or unpinning a topic
  • Anonymous/guest posting
  • Move topics and posts
  • Add photos and videos to post
  • Like/dislike posts
  • Useful sort methods like new, latest, and top topics
  • Lock or unlock a topic
  • Attach files to post
  • Follow a topic or category
  • Hide the number of views a topic has received
  • Search users using specific criteria
  • Merge topics
  • Message editor when composing a new post or message (fonts, bold, underline, lists, etc.)
  • Quote a post
  • Lock topics or categories
  • Pin topics
  • Post editing time limit
  • Reply to posts and private messages via email
  • Showing the full post in search results
  • Make a category accessible to only specific users
  • Unlisted categories
  • Emojis
  • Announcements
  • Polls
  • BBCode
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Negative sentiment notifications
  • Topic sentiment modeling
  • Category moderators
  • Code boxes with syntax highlighting

Paid Access

  • Charge a one-time or recurring subscription fee to access your entire forum, specific categories, view topic content, or download attachments
  • Accept donations
  • PayPal and Stripe support
  • Offer a free trial
  • Country-based pricing
  • Set multiple pricing plans

Calendar

  • Create events
  • Email notifications for new events
  • Event reminders
  • Approve events
  • Set detailed user group permissions
  • Calendar moderators

Website Integration

  • Single sign on with your website
  • Embed the forum into your website
  • Developer API
  • WordPress and Joomla plugins
  • Match the forum layout with your website layout
  • Webhooks
  • Embed a specific forum page into a page on your website


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