vBulletin

vBulletin is a proprietary Internet forum software package developed by vBulletin Solutions, Inc., a division of Internet Brands. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database server.

Simplified site set up and customization
The new Site Builder makes it easier than ever to build and manage a site. Customizable page templates, drag-and-drop configuration and in-line site editing simplify page layout.

A variety of design themes can be easily selected.

Dynamic tools for content discovery
Customizable content modules provide enhanced content discovery, engaging users into deeper site visits.

The vBulletin search has been re-architected to significantly improve the quality of its results, further facilitating content discovery.

Sleek new UI features activity stream and increased social engagement
Improved social functionality includes groups, new user profiles, comments functionality, an integrated messaging hub, social content curation, real-time updates and more.

Expanded photo and video capabilities
The new interface invites users to quickly post photos and video, expanding content on vBulletin sites.

This media is then leveraged by being better integrated with the rest of a site’s content. User profiles provide an engaging aggregation of all media posted by them.

Features

Built-in Applications

  • Discussion Forum
  • Group
  • Polls
  • Blog

Seamless Integrated Experience

  • Single Permission System
  • Single Admin Control Panel
  • Create a continuous Style/theme across
  • Articles, Blogs, Forum

Search Engine Optimization

  • SEO Friendly URLS
  • Custom META keywords/description tag
  • Control Panels for Every Role

Admin Controls

  • Moderator Control Panel
  • User Control Panel
  • Unified Permission System
  • Power Template Engine for Advanced Customization

vBulletin Messenger

  • AJAX-based chat functionality
  • Can contain richtext, images, emoticons and attachments
  • Multiple chat participants
  • Multiple chat windows

Support

  • Customer Forum Support
  • Customer Ticket Support
  • Public Forum
  • Extensive 3rd Party Developer Community
  • Professional Services

User/Member Management

  • Multi-user system with unlimited roles and permissions
  • Member Groups
  • Security
  • Granular Privileges
  • Problem Notification
  • SSL Compatible
  • Captcha
  • Email Verification
  • Admin Control Panel News Manager
  • Login “Strike” System
  • Email and Password changes require current password
  • Compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998

Control Panels for Every Role

  • Admin Controls
  • Moderator Control Panel
  • User Control Panel
  • Unified Permission System
  • Power Template Engine for Advanced Customization