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FUDforum is a templatable forum with i18n support based on PHP and either MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or SQLite. It features a user/group management system, a multi-lingual spell checker, both flat and thread message views, a private messaging system with multi-user forwarding capabilities, poll file attachments, and much more. It is an extremely fast and scalable forum that can fulfil the needs of both small and large forum operators.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 Oct 2013 18:15

    Release Notes: This stabilization release only includes minor improvements, fixes, and translation updates. It sports better HTML5 support and a new StopForumSpam plug-in to validate registrations against The admin control panel (ACP) has a new option to enable detailed logging without having to go into full debugging mode. A new ACP was introduced to analyze forum sessions. New translations were included for Tarandíne (roa-tara), Urdu (????), Sinhala (?????), Kirghiz (????????), Georgian (???????), Javanese (Basa Jawa), Hebrew (?????), Irish (Gaeilge), and Faroese (føroyskt).

    •  21 Aug 2013 18:44

      Release Notes: This release introduces new feaures and bugfixes. A new [indent] BBcode tag was added, and it is now much easier to clean up spam. Announcements can now be targeted (anonymous or logged in users). The CKEditor plugin was reworked. Introduction of "theme.ini" files to override the traditional theme inheritance chain. The File Manager ACP can now unzip files. 'References:' headers have been added to mailing list messages.

      •  27 Jul 2013 17:44

        Release Notes: This release introduces more SEO-friendly URLs for the PATH_INFO theme. Support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been removed. This release also includes some minor bugfixes, security fixes, and many translation updates.

        •  19 May 2012 21:37

          Release Notes: This stabilization release only includes minor tweaks, fixes, and translation updates. Compiler error messages are now more descriptive. An infinite loop which occurred when MySQL truncated login/alias names with non-UTF8 characters has been fixed. A new translation for Zizaki (diq) is available. Several other smaller issues have been fixed.

          •  28 Apr 2012 10:36

            Release Notes: This release introduces a new Karma/User Reputation System and better protection against profile spammers. Countless bugs have been fixed, and six new translations have been added for Asturian (ast), Basa Banyumasan (map-bms), Icelandic (is), Maltese (mt), Tamil (ta), and Traditional Chinese (xh-hant).

            Recent comments

            20 May 2004 05:50 Prottoss

            Re: Integrates with mailing list

            > Unfortunately forum members must make

            > two accounts, one for the forum and one

            > for the mailing list since they are two

            > separate entities.

            That is only the case if the users register under a

            different e-mail address then the one they use to post

            to the mailing list.

            19 May 2004 22:16 hari

            Didn't mean to grumble ...
            Lest I be misunderstood, FUDforum is a great piece of software. The support forums are very good and the developers are extremely responsive.

            19 May 2004 21:53 hari

            Integrates with mailing list
            FUDforum can be used in conjunction with a mailing list, so subscribers can get every message posted to the forum by email as well as post new messages by email.

            None of the other forum software I looked at had this capability, which was important to me.

            Unfortunately forum members must make two accounts, one for the forum and one for the mailing list since they are two separate entities.

            24 May 2003 19:52 tangsty

            Flexible image attachment showing
            You can determine showing or not showing images in your attachement in every post. This feature is my favorite.

            05 May 2003 14:09 aecwalker

            Best out of many
            I spent 2 days first finding and reading up on all available forum software, then installing phpBB, Invision and FUDforum and testing them out. I found FUDforum to the best because it looks good, has many features built in, it installs easily and upgrades easily. I highly recomend it


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