Web site: minibb.com
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2001
miniBB – a standalone, open source software for building your own Internet forum, it’s free to download and highly customizable. It’s a genuine script, professionally written from scratch using a simple PHP code, but being not a clone of any existing forum program. Comparing to the other message board apps available on the market, miniBB just brings what it’s created for: an easy, lite, and speedy quick forum. If you want a simple and stable community attached to your existing website at the deepest integration level, incl. the customization of the layout to the look of your website, or even synchronizing with the existing membership system, you’ve just came across to the best forum software, developed exactly for such purpose.
miniBB in the standard version offers only basic functions, including:
– unlimited number of users
– possibility to configure profiles
– BB encoding support
– HTML support in messages (for administrators)
– quick reply and post forms (Quick-Reply and Quick-New)
– search form by username, post or category
– edit, move, delete, stick and close posts
– support for seo friendly url links
– help in the admin panel (manual)
Thanks to the availability of many plugins, it is possible to increase the functionality of the forum.
A large part of the offered plugins is paid.