After failing to fall in love with any Joomla forums extension, and falling into troubles with bridged forums, I decided to build ChronoForums, and today it may be the best free forums extension for Joomla, check out a quick list of features below:
- Categories -> Forums -> Topics -> Posts structure.
- Lock/Stick topics or set forums announcements.
- Topics tagging and advanced search by relevance.
- Posts reporting and topics manual activation by admins.
- Posts attachments.
- Favorites list.
- Featured topics list.
- Users voting and a reputation system.
- Private messages.
- Auto replies.
- Global and distinct forums permissions.
- BBCode and WYSIWYG editors.
- Quick reply feature.
- Extended new topic form fields.
- Users profiles and ranking system.
- Topics subscriptions.
- Notification emails.
- Themes/Styles support (only 1 is provided).
- Strong moderation tools (mods can drop spammers and/or their topics/posts with 1 click).
- Reply to posts directly by email (IMAP required)
- Bootstrap theme support.
- Simple data migration tool for phpBB bridged forums & Kunena to ChronoForums.
- Multi language support, currently we have the following ones: Danish, German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portugese and Swedish, thanks for our users!
- And more.....