YaBB 2.2.3

YaBB is a leading FREE, Open Source community forum system (bulletin board, message board) written in Perl.

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The YaBB Development Team
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YaBB is a leading 100% FREE and Open Source community forum system (bulletin board, message board) written in Perl.

YaBB is a leading free forum software package that rivals any professional message board out there. It provides a real-time chat and support system for your visitors. While chat programs allow people to talk directly, you have to be on at the same time as others. With forum software like YaBB, you can talk any time, and everyone can join in the conversation! Build a community and get visitors to come back for interesting discussions, fun chit chat, or needed support without having to spend thousands of dollars.

Why choose YaBB? This system is the world's first and most popular open-source perl forum software! All you need to do to get started is download YaBB from this site for FREE and install it on your existing website! You can control every aspect of your forum...

Here are some key features of "YaBB":

Every Page
Notification of instant messages, greeting, date/time
Navigation menu bar (text, image, or combination format)
Forum navigation links or text (index/category/board/message... etc.)

Forum Index
Stats including: newest member, total members, total posts, most recent post
Graphical alert of new messages in each board
Date/member of latest posts in each board
Name of board moderators
Ability to mark every post in the forum "as read"
Options not accessible to guests are "hidden" for them
Flat text or javascript fading news, with YaBBC enabled

Topic Index
Graphical alert each new or updated topic
Date/member of latest posts in each topic
Names of the board moderators
'Jump to' box for instant jump to a different board or category
Ability to mark every post in the board "as read"
Options not accessible to guests are "hidden" for them

Topic Display
Number of reply on each post
Author information, such as email, posts, membergroup, IM links and userpic
Option to view profile of authors
Ability to quote messages or reply
Date of each post listed
User/Moderator ability to delete or modify posts
Option to display a "printer-friendly" copy of the page
Option to send a friend the topic

Post Page
Easy to use editor-style interface
Option to receive notification of replies
Option to disable smileys
Full 'editor' bar for inserting smileys and YaBBC tags
Input field autojump javascript
Full preview ability
Option to receive topic "notification"
Option to disable smileys

Other Pages
Recent posts
XX number of posts by a certain member
Forum post search
Full members list

Other Features
Full administration and moderating options
Ability to change settings and template on the fly
Full YaBBC code in posts, with error-checking galore
Integrated instant messaging system for member to member communication
Ability to customize the layout colors and CSS via one template
Private Boards in which only certain membergroups can access
Login length options
Delete registered members
Full profile options, including signature, settings, and personal information
Email all registered users
'Maintenance Mode' for major board administration
Online help for users and admins
Moderator/Administrator ability to move topics
Simple registration form and option to generate random password
Post icons to designate the message type
Admin option to disable the YaBBC code

What's New in This Release:

Bug Fixes:

Board totals in Debug information
Recent posts display now matches Admin Center limit settings
Automatic Maintenance Mode now turns off after completing any Maintenance Mode function that turns it on
Smiley display errors
Setup script corrected to recognize non-standard file/folder layouts
Message attachment routines
Code errors in Rebuild Attachments function
Members and Guests display in Users Online section
Users/Guests/Search Engine display in Users Online when in Maintenance Mode
Ex-Member problem with user names when converting from YaBB Gold version
No Actions in Register Log if Validation code disabled
Pre-Registration information display for Admins
Commas in Member Group names causing access permission errors
Global Mod action permissions to add/view/delete members
Manage categories/boards for Global Moderators
Error in Notifications if set for a deleted or empty board
Guest language selection now changes menu to same language as welcome message
Happy Birthday greeting takes into consideration user's time offset

Performance Enhancements:

Improved speed/performance in deleting Member Groups
Speed/performance improvements to Rebuild and Recount maintenance functions
Code improvements to allow single setting of max process time

Link Fixes:

Atom:link in RSS
Display of recent output adapted to search output
Lengthened navigation links in User CP topics

Layout/Format Fixes:

XHTML and Code fix to Search.pl
XHTML and Code fix to Register.pl
Improved Login display at bottom of Board Index
Resized Login.gif file to match other icons
Tab Menu list issue with Apple Safari browser
Large images breaking table in Post/PM Previews
Background color in "View PM when replying"
Background color/layout in User Control Panel
Search Member list display for 1024 X 768 monitor display setting
Dec. 31st display as "Yesterday" on Jan. 1st.
Fix of non HTML validated code in User CP
Change hit button background color for better visibility

Spelling, Text, and Instruction Fixes:

Typographical error in Search.lng
Grammatical fixes in language and template files
Expanded Admin and GMod help files to include section on GMod action permissions

Feature Additions:

Color selection palette added to Forum News settings
Ability to search by Email in Member list
"Go back to search" link added on search results page
Ability to search by user name in PMs

Last updated on July 16th, 2008

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