Version 15 (modified by akaihola, 8 years ago) (diff)

added feature details for counterpoint

Django Forum Apps Comparison

Yvan Seth's blog entry Django Forum Software from December 2007 lists a few well-known discussion forum applications for Django. This page continues on the same tracks and tries to gather a comparison of essential features in those applications.

Features currently evaluated
Feature Description
demo If the application has a public demo site, a link and login/password are given.
guest-post Visitors can post messages without registration.
notify An administrator can be notified by E-mail and/or SMS about new messages.
moderate It's possible to hide new messages until they are approved by an administrator.

Summary of major Django forum/discussion apps and their support for the above features
Application Author(s) demo guest-post notify moderate
contrib.comments Django authors ? Yes No? ?
comment-utils James Bennett ? ? ? ?
django-threadedcomments Eric Florenzano ? Yes Yes Yes
django-forum Ross Poulton ? no patch no
counterpoint Colin Grady ? no no no
Django Forum Jonathan Buchanan guest/guest No No No
snapboard Bo Shi, JW Mayfield ? ? ? ?
MyghtyBoard Piotr Malinski ? ? ? ?
Sphene Herbert Poul ? yes * reg * no *
Zyons Ian Holsman? ? ? ? ?
Column headings and * symbols reveal verbose descriptions when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

This page was originally created by akaihola. There's a django-users thread about this page. I'll update information posted on that thread to this page.


Jonathan Buchanan: django-discussion is not actively maintained or developed at this time (parts of it were extracted into Django MPTT) – django-threadedcomments looks like a more complete and feature-rich implementation of the type of functionality it provided, so I've removed discussion and put threadedcomments in its place.

To do

Ideas for making this page better:

  • add column for supported Django versions/revisions/branches
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