ZetaBoards features

Popular Features

Joinable Groups
Join special groups within the community
Custom Profile Fields
Create profiles relevant to your community
Full Customization via CSS
Every single part of your free forum can be customized.
Free Support for Custom Domains
Many services charge to use your own domain. ZetaBoards lets you use your own custom domain for free
Integrated Automatic Spam Prevention
ZetaBoards Free Forums automatically prevent spam without bothering your members. More Info
Pinned (Sticky) Topics
Website Maker
ZetaBoards is more than a free forum. Create your own webpages within the forum.

Member Interaction

ZetaBoards Integrated Shoutbox
Chat with members without guessing who is actually posting.
Advanced Private Messaging System
Send direct messages to other forum members quickly and privately
Integrated Blogs
ZetaBoards lets you offer your members their very own built in blog
Member's Online Status in Profile
See who is online and who isn't
Member Username History
Find all the previous names used by a member

Member Options & Security

SmartTopic Viewing Option
View topics where you left off or from the beginning
Avatar Gallery
Members select from a gallery of pre-selected avatars or they can upload their own
Email Privacy Preferences
Anonymous Login Option
Ignore Member's Posts (Optional)
Keep conversations civil by letting a user ignore posts by a specific member

Forum Appearance

Theme Selector
Let your members pick between multiple forum themes
Collapsible Forums and Forum Statistics
Reduce scrolling time on your forum
Online User Legend
An automatic color key for each member group on your forum
Adjustable View for Images/Avatars/Signatures
Customizable Topic and Post Viewing

Searching

Topic and Post search
Search can be forum-wide or limited to specific sections and time ranges.
Sortable Search Results
Sort by relevance or when the content was posted
Find All Posts by Member
Find All Topics by Member
Find Active Topics

Member Usage

Extensive BBCode Options
We make it simple to post photos, videos, spoilers, links, and much more. See the full list of tags here
Create Multiple Types of Polls
Multiple Choice, Single Choice or even Multi-response Polls
Topic and Forum Tracking
Member Birthdays
Active User List
Calendar Events
Markers for Topics You've Posted in
Clickable Emoticons (Smilies)
Upload File Attachments to posts

Administration

Full Customization via CSS
Every single part of your free forum can be customized.
Free Support for Custom Domains
Many services charge to use your own domain. ZetaBoards lets you use your own custom domain for free
Custom Avatar Galleries
Your community is unique, so customize the pre-loaded avatars your members cans select
Admin Assistants (Managers)
Give a user limited access to your Admin Control Panel to help you with a specific task
Advanced COPPA System
Easily comply with the law regarding members under the age of 13. We even handle the paperwork for you.
Admin Task Summaries
The Admin Control Panel summarizes tasks that need your attention so when you log in you know what needs your attention
Admin Digest
Get messages with a snapshot of forum activity since your last visit
Free Forum Directory
Our advanced ranking system lets future members find your forum, whether it's big or small
Website Maker
ZetaBoards is more than a free forum. Create your own webpages within the forum.

Security & Moderation

Integrated Automatic Spam Prevention
ZetaBoards Free Forums automatically prevent spam without bothering your members. More Info
Advanced Account Security System
Help protect your account and provide your members with the most secure forum possible
Customizable AutoTools
Makes moderation easy by allowing you to perform multiple moderation actions in one click
Report Control Panel
Let your members help you with moderation by reporting problem content
Moderator Sets (Individual Forum Moderators)
Let trusted members help you run your forum by assigning individual moderation powers
Inline Topic Moderation
Perform moderation actions without leaving the topic
Inline Moderation Queue
Posts & Topics awaiting moderator approval are shown to moderators with regular content
Trash Can
File away topics instead of deleting them permanently
Hide Topics/Posts
Hide a topic or post instead of deleting it
Optional Double Post Merging
Automatically combines two posts in a row by any members
Pinned (Sticky) Topics
Request Name Change Process
Make username change requests easy with one-click approval or denial of a name change request

Support & Help Options

Free Support Tickets in Admin Control Panel
Free Support Forum
Public Support Forum
Extensive Documentation
http://docs.zetaboards.com
Dedicated Resource forum for Customization Help
http://resources.zetaboards.com

Forum Customization

Custom Profile Fields
Create profiles relevant to your community
Joinable Groups
Join special groups within the community
Multiple Custom Themes
You can install multiple themes and switch between them effortlessly
Enable/Disable Specific BBCode Tags
Choose which BBCode tags you want to allow on your forum
Unlimited Levels of Sub-forums
Organize your free forum as it suits you
Customize Forum Front page
Pick between a customized portal of forum content or the traditional list of forum index as your front page
Dedicated Resource forum for Customization Help
http://resources.zetaboards.com
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