What’s the XM all about? You may ask.

This forum is XML based (messages are sill stored in the database), all of the ASP pages generate XML rather than HTML.

This makes the forum very fast as there are no response.write, no mixed HTML/ASP pages that are difficult to edit. The XML each page generates is only a fraction of the size that the page would be if it was HTML.

The other benefit of using XML is that the forum can be skinned, simply by using a different XSLT style sheet, also by using XML based language files, the forum can be multilingual.

Feature List

  • Unlimited Forums
  • Unlimited Categories
  • Full online administration
  • Uses a Data Abstraction layer for multi database use
  • Full support for clustered servers (no requirement for session object)
  • Group based security
  • Each forum has its own permissions for Read/New Topic/Reply
  • Private/hidden forums, only see the forums you have permission to see
  • Fully skinable using XSLT and css
  • Easy to change font/color configuration
  • COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance
  • Multilingual with easy to modify XML language files
  • Moderated forums
  • Encrypted Password, Secure cookies (no username or password contained in cookies)
  • User email validation
  • Attach files with your posts (no component required)
  • Private Messages
  • User contact lists
  • Users can manage topic subscriptions
  • Who’s online feature (no database access required)
  • Sticky topics/Locked Topics
  • User Avatars, Message icons
  • Dynamic signatures, and Avatars
  • Bad word filters
  • Personal Forum Start Page ‘MyForum’
  • Print mode, and coming soon, Full accessibility compliance
  • Much Much more…….