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CMFpgForum (1.0.0 beta)

by cms last modified 2009-01-08
Released on 2008-12-12 by Emergence under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: alpha
CMFpgForum is a CMF (and/or Plone) discussion tool that uses a PostgreSQL database backend for the storage (and rapid search / retrieval) of threads and postings.
Once installed, a CMFpgForum instance is a complete, stand-alone website component with the following features:
  • each instance has a customizable front page which can be edited using the built-in CMF/Plone editing toolset
  • built-in search functionality with options for searching within both message subject and body, only within the message subject, or within a single thread
  • the PostgreSQL database backend provides fast search / browse functionality, as well as scaling extremely well under heavy load, and large volumes of data
  • users can choose separate sort methods for threads and search results, selecting between Subject, Author, Number of Replies, Date Created, and Last Reply Date, in ascending or descending order
  • user sort preferences are stored in a cookie so as to remain persistent throughout the users' session
  • site administrators can mark threads as "high priority" which keeps them fixed at the top of the "browse" page regardless of which sorting method users choose
  • site administrators can "lock" threads to prevent users from adding any more postings within them
  • site administrators can always edit or delete any posting or thread, and can choose to preserve or delete replies to the posting that is being deleted
  • users can edit their own postings, until either the thread is locked, or their posting has been replied to
  • by default, the forum allows anonymous access, but will also acquire permission settings from the parent folder
  • threaded flat view, shows messages ordered by thread, then date within thread
  • Previous and Next buttons appear to help users browse through large numbers of threads or search results
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