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Communication, Forum

Joo!BB stands for Joomla! Bulletin Board. It is a highly customizable, fully Joomla! integrated forum software based on Joo!CM (Joomla! Community Manager). For the installation latest Joomla version is strongly recommended.

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You will find a documentation of how to migrate the components from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 on the Joo!BB page. Please read the migration documentation carefully. This way you will avoid frustration.

Please read install/update information available on Joo!BB's page carefully before processing!

Installation pack for Joomla 1.5 includes:

  • Joo!CM Component 1.0.0 Phobos Stable (required)
  • Joo!BB Component 1.0.0 Phobos Stable (required)
  • Latest/Popular Posts and Topics Plugin 1.0.9 (optional)

Installation pack for Joomla 2.5 includes:

  • Joo!CM Component 1.1.2 Deimos Stable (required)
  • Joo!BB Component 1.1.2 Deimos Stable (required)
  • Latest/Popular Posts and Topics Plugin 1.1.1 (optional)


  • Avatars and profiles for site members
  • Moderation of forums, topics and posts
  • Access control for each forum
  • Joomla! user integration
  • And many more...

On this way I want especially thanks Jeff Hetrick and Olaf Dryja for a really good job. I also want to thanks the programmers Rainer and Ramses aka Andy for great innovations and the source code! Great job! And of course all other guys in the Community providing me with "usefull" information and possible "solutions".

I started this project because at this time there was only one more or less good forum software called Firebaord for Joomla. It's nice to see there are more practicable solutions now. Competition is very important. Both, Commercial as well as Open Source Projects. If you feel Joo!BB is not the right solution for you, please have a look at the other forum solutions. :)

There are so many problems with this extension I don't know where to begin. It has some good features and I would give it a slightly better rating if the documentation was more complete or the forum provided answers. It appears the developers don't care to moderate their Joo!BB community forum because there are very few instances where they responded. Don't waste your time on this extension. Trust me.


Great extension. I have it on one of my joomla 1.5 sites. But i would be really nice if it could be installede on joomla 1.7 to.

I will look forward to that. Hopefully in the very near future.



Good, but lacking

Posted on 29 September 2011

This appears on the surface to be one of the better forum scripts for Joomla, but sadly it's seriously let down by poor documentation and a lack of ability to easily customise the colour and theme of the forum.

If you like black, great, this is for you. Any other colour? Forget it!


Posted on 01 March 2011

After trying three other Forum extensions... this one installed AND worked PERFECTLY the first time.

Simply Amazing

Posted on 08 February 2011

I don't usually write reviews, but after trying your components out, I just had to. This is by far the best component for a community based site on Joomla. The number of features you get is incredible. Keep up the good work guys, and please, don't embrace the dark side and make it commercial, Joomla is open-source, lets keep it open-source.

Good component

Posted on 08 December 2010

The JooBB component was easily installed and quick to setup a forum on a site. The look and feel are fairly simple but elegant and it is suitable for anyone that isn't looking for a particulary flashy/fancy looking forum.

Have run in to a couple of issues to do with the layout. The component uses it's own editor which is straightforward enough although when editing a post on a narrowish website (


Posted on 04 October 2010

I have tried several forums for joomla, but none of them beats Joo!BB. It simply has it all:)

And when I recently found myself wanting a feature that wasn't there, I posted it on the supportforum and now the feature is implemented in the lastest release. Excellent support!!! Extremely helpful community there. Can only be recommended.

Only thing I would hold against Joo!BB is the lack of converters that others have mentioned. Allthough I'm pretty sure that if people expressed enough desire for them, it would be the next thing the developer focussed on;)

I installed joo!bb because I thought it was going to be the most compatible with joomla and its native software. I spent time customising the template and all, before I discovered several big issues:

1. Lack of integration with CB. Joo!CMS might be a great product, but I am running a site here that relies on CB, I need the forum to be an absolutely integral part of that.

2. Joo!BB runs its own editor, and that has caused big problems with the backend of my site - it somehow conflicts with the native editor, whatever it is, and makes it impossible to edit any forms in the backend. I didn't realise it was a problem until I realised every backend text input field was showing a certain random numerical value, and didn't reflect my edits. I tried the forum solution to fix this, and nothing worked. Since my site > joo!bb, I just switched to another forum solution.

3. Not a great solution if you are looking to import from an existing site - there are no converters available.

I wish I could tell you how much I have struggled with Joomla BB components to be added to my client's Horror genre site. I had to find an integrated BB which would keep the spam bots and idiots away, as well as giving visitors a chance to view the posts and topics. It was a nightmare. UNTIL I found JooBB. Easy installation; easy integration into my site's template CSS; lots of features; and a great support forum! Thanks for JooBB!


Posted on 26 May 2009

I tried a few BB's before taking the decision to stick with Joo!BB.

It is easy enough to maintain and has all the functions you'd ever need, as an added bonus it looks good too... ;)

Super forum!

Many thanks!



1.1.2 Deimos
Robert Stemplewski
Date added:
Nov 06 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
Download Demo Support Documentation
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