|Stable release||1.4.7 / June 4, 2015|
|Operating system||Platform Independent|
|Type||Internet forum software|
The main difference between Beehive and most other forum software is its frame-based interface, which lists discussion titles on the left and displays their contents on the right.
Other features which differentiate Beehive from most forums include:
- Targeted replies to specific users and/or posts.
- Safe HTML posting (malicious code is stripped out), rather than BBCode, via WYSIWYG editor, helper toolbar, or manual typing.
- A relationship system, allowing users to ignore users and/or signatures that they dislike.
- Powerful forum-wide and per-user word filtering, including a regular expression option.
- A flexible polling system, allowing public or private ballot, grouped answers, and different result modes.
- A built-in "light mode" that allows basic forum access from PDAs and web-enabled mobilephones.
Security and Vulnerabilities
On 28 November 2007 Nick Bennet and Robert Brown of Symantec Corporation discovered a security flaw related to Beehive's database input handling. The vulnerability could "allow a remote user to execute SQL injection attacks". The flaw affected all versions of the software up to 0.7.1. The Beehive Forum team responded very rapidly with a fix released, in the form of version 0.8 of the software, later that day.
Reviews of Beehive Forum
- Beehive Forum on SourceForge.net
- Beehive Forum Tutorial and Installation How To by NEXCESS.NET hosting company.
- Beehive Forum Help Wiki by ManicGeek Tech Portal
- Beehive feature list on ForumMatrix.org comparison website