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Light and Free PHP Forum Software


What is UseBB 1?

UseBB 1 is an Open Source forum package developed in PHP 4 and using the popular MySQL database back-end to store data. Unlike other popular forum systems, UseBB does not strive to have as many features as possible, but to be one of the easiest and most usable forum packages, limiting the basic feature set to only the essential. UseBB is pure forum software.

UseBB is an ideal solution for small to medium-sized websites which require an easy to use forum package without the bloat, that produces standards compliant output, is secure and easily configurable.

Additional Info

Of both the user interface and the ACP.
Live demo
Unofficial demo provided by
UseBB 1 is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

Note: the community forums do not have all features enabled or visible to guests/members. Therefore, the forums should not be seen as a full demo of the package.

Feature list

This page lists the important features available in UseBB 1 and is thus not complete. As a reasonably well configurable system, UseBB contains 110+ global configuration settings, not including per user and forum settings.

Categories and Forums


Member Features

Moderation Features

Administration Interface

Access Control

Anti-Spam Features

Security Features

Various Features

Coding & Technical

So, what does UseBB 1 not have?

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