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Tetra-WebBBS and TetraBB PRO Forumsoftware

Tetra-WebBBS is a follow-up of WebBBS, a web-based bulletin board (or forum) system originally programmed by Darryl Burgdorf. Darryl's development of WebBBS stopped at version 5.12 back in 2002. In 2006, a team of people, unrelated to Darryl, started working on their own updated version, named Tetra-WebBBS.
Tetra-WebBBS is released as freeware and allows for a very flexible, customizable setup and offers a wide variety of options to both the administrator and the users. Learn more »

TetraBB PRO is starting as work-in-progress in 2008 to become an extension to Tetra-WebBBS.
TetraBB PRO will offer a variety of advanced features and will be released as shareware once it's finished. - Meanwhile preliminary releases of TetraBB PRO will be available on special request. Learn more »

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Tetra-WebBBS 6.22 released
2013-03-23 Last year was a really busy time. Tetra WebBBS 6.22 is waiting for release since late fall. Now I finally managed to create a download package and update the documentation. Here we go... Tetra-WebBBS 6.22 and its corresponding German language module are released and available on download ...
Tetra-WebBBS 6.21
2012-06-26 Tetra-WebBBS 6.21 and its corresponding German language module are released and available on download page. Tetra-WebBBS 6.21 is a maintenance release coming with a couple of fixes and a new feature allowing site owners to determine lifetime of cookies set by their forum. Cookie lifetime ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.20 released
2012-04-16 Final of Tetra WebBBS version 6.20 is now available for download. So, what's new then? Ready for the next TetraBB PRO extension (version 0.30), which comes with a new photo gallery feature and automatic resizing of images on the fly while users upload the image. Optional thumbnail ...
Beta versions available for Tetra WebBBS 6.20 and TetraBB PRO 0.30
2011-12-26 Time for new versions again! Beta versions are available for both, Tetra WebBBS 6.20 and TetraBB PRO 0.30. The new set of versions is running stable for some time now here on this site and on another forum site, which is a really busy location. Tetra WebBBS 6.20 Beta is available on the ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.15 released
2011-10-12 Tetra WebBBS version 6.15 is another maintenance release for the 6.1x series of the forum software. It fixes two minor but sometimes annoying little issues reported since version 6.14. Recommendation is to update your forums, regardless of which version you're currently running. ...
WebScripts by Darryl Burgdorf now on TetraBB.com
2011-09-27 Most visitors to this site know that Tetra-WebBBS is a successor to WebBBS, originally programmed by Darryl Burgdorf. Darryl released several more useful WebScripts. Some time after license changes in 2006 Darryl sold his domain. The new owner kept the WebScripts collection online. ...
Merge2Boards 1.20 released for Tetra WebBBS 6.1x
2011-09-04 Merge2Boards is a tool designed for merging 2 previously independent forums into one new forum. The first version (1.00) was created back in 2009 for Tetra WebBBS 6.0x. Meanwhile several new versions of the core forum software were released. The current update of the Merge2Boards tool to ...
Profilehelp version 2.11 for Tetra-WebBBS 6.1x
2011-09-03 The profilehelp plugin allows registered users to recover their profile if they forgot their password. This new version fixes a minor issue with navbar links, which didn't work in case of some special configuration settings. Updating your current version wouldn't hurt and is ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.14 released
2011-08-14 Tetra WebBBS version 6.14 is now available for download. This version is a maintenance release only. Updating from 6.13 is pretty simple and takes care of a few issues reported since last release in February this year. Next version, Tetra WebBBS 6.20, is in the garage already. If all ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.13 released
2011-02-20 Tetra WebBBS version 6.13 is now available for download. As always there are a couple of new features and changes which will improve your forums. Furthermore some optimizations under the hood are not visible to neither admins nor public users but are worth upgrading, even if you ...
A prosperous 2011 to our readers
2010-12-30 How time flies! We're at the end of another year. Time to look behind and ahead again. Looking behind to 2010: Though we released only a minor update of the core software this year (Tetra-WebBBS 6.11), we did release a new TetraBB PRO version in early 2010 and worked on a lot of ...
2 Months to upgrade - Old WebBBS versions will stop working
2010-10-16 Expiration date of cookies set by any version prior to Tetra-WebBBS 6.10 ends on 2010-12-31, more precise in the first second of 2010-12-31. As a result browsers will delete those old cookies or at least won't send 'em any more to the server. Depending on how exactly a browser ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.11 - Security fix
2010-07-01 Tetra WebBBS 6.11 is mainly a security release to fix an issue raising it's ugly head a few days ago and brought to my attention last night. Fortunately the security leakage isn't effective on some servers, that's mainly why I couldn't find it before. My machines were ...
Tetra WebBBS - Roadmap 2010
2010-03-07 Some people may wonder what the TetraBB project is heading for in 2010. Well, ....... here is the current look to the future. Tetra WebBBS Since version 6.10 was released quite a few sites have upgraded their forums already and the boards are running fine. However, we've received ...
TetraBB PRO 0.20 ready to go
2010-01-18 TetraBB PRO 0.20 is available now for interested board admins. It's running smooth on various sites for several months now and I've finished migration of all my own sites to the current pair of Tetra WebBBS 6.10 and TetraBB PRO 0.20. Even larger sites with multiple forums, ...
Italian and German language modules released
2009-11-24 We're happy to release two new language modules for the latest version of Tetra WebBBS forum software. The German language module was revised by Julian von Heyl who is running korrekturen.de, a German site with an orthography board. The Italian language module was translated by Sveva ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.10 released
2009-11-01 Tetra WebBBS version 6.10 is now available for download. It's coming with a bunch of improvements, changes and a couple of new features - all worth upgrading. However, there are two topics which I'ld like to point out in this announcement: (1) Cookie lifetime Expiration date of ...
Preparing for next release (Tetra-WebBBS 6.10)
2009-10-17 Tetra-WebBBS 6.10 is scheduled to be pushed out of the garage before the end of this month - if all goes well. Stable pre-release snapshots are running fine for a couple of weeks now on some sites and it's currently installed on sites booked for ongoing maintenance services. Overall ...
Merge2Boards 1.00 released
2009-06-02 Merge2Boards is a tool designed for merging 2 previously independent forums into one new forum. The merging procedure sorts messages on the time of posting and renumbers all messages accordingly. The Merge2Boards tool is sponsored by Judy and Benjamin from Animaladvocates.com as a result ...
Tetra-WebBBS 6.01 released
2009-05-10 Tetra WebBBS 6.01 is a bugfix release only. No new features. This release fixes a two bugs related to user profiles: handling HTML when editing profiles now works properly again (if $AllowProfileHTML is enabled). CSS formatting of paragraphs on profile display pages Updating from ...
Tetra WebBBS version 6.00 final and more ....
2009-04-05 It's time for the final to be pushed out of the garage! After the first initial release of Tetra-WebBBS 6.00 Beta almost 100 downloads have been recorded and only very few bugs have been reported or discovered by Steve and me. This overall result isn't bad and we're a bit ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.00 Beta 2 released
2009-02-08 Tetra WebBBS 6.00 Beta 2 is now available. Since we released the first Beta of Tetra WebBBS version 6.00 a few bugs have been reported and fixed. Nothing serious, but worth a second Beta. Furthermore a few things have been changed in order to allow for an integration of a WYSIWYG editor ...
Tetra WebBBS 6.00 Beta released
2008-12-05 Tetra WebBBS 6.00 Beta available for download Next generation WebBBS forum software is released as a Beta. Check the new Tetra WebBBS 6.00 section on the download page for WebBBS core scripts and v6.00 compatible, rewritten plugins. Tetra WebBBS 6.00 comes with a lot of changes esp. on ...
Tetra WebBBS 5.33 released
2008-11-04 Some people may wonder why version 5.33 gets released though I've already announced version 6. Answer is simple: Version 6 will come as a Beta this month and it will stay a Beta for estimated another 3 months. For the less experienced users who don't want to use a Beta or those ...
Version 6 is up to schedule
2008-10-09 Who expected that statement except Steve and me? Last week we started to prepare upgrades for a couple of sites. Installing the current snapshot and tweaking for going live soon. Currently it's a late pre-beta. As soon as I've installed on all those sites having booked for ...
Milestone ahead
2008-08-25 It's time again to keep all interested folks posted about the current status of development. Months ago I said this year will become interesting, and ...... indeed it is Steve suggested a new feature in May (no, I won't tell you what it is ). Planning details for this new ...
Tetra WebBBS 5.32 released
2008-07-28 Tetra WebBBS 5.32 is a bugfix release for version 5.31. Only minor changes, no new features. Nevertheless everybody should update his/her Tetra WebBBS forums to the current version. Download page: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl Complete docs for 5.3x: ...
Dutch language module for Tetra WebBBS 5.31 released
2008-06-18 Thanks to Benny Belmans from ArtMania.net Internet Solutions the first Dutch language module is available for Tetra WebBBS 5.31. The translated version is running live at www.hafrabra.net. Thanks for your effort, Benny! Download available here: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl
German language module for Tetra WebBBS 5.31 released
2008-6-8 The first foreign language module for Tetra WebBBS 5.31 is available for download. Guess nobody will be surprised it's a German language module Download is here: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl For the record: This module is supposed to be used with version 5.31 of Tetra WebBBS. ...
Tetra WebBBS 5.31 released
2008-5-17 Time for an update Learn about new features, changes and fixes of Tetra-WebBBS 5.31: http://tetrabb.com/documentation/WebBBS/index.cgi?md=read;id=42 Download page: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl Those installing from scratch or upgrading from versions prior to 5.30 please follow ...
Viewcount_BR 1.00 released
2008-4-27 Viewcount_BR is a tool for Backup/Restore the viewcount's DBM database file. It's optimized for Tetra-WebBBS 5.30 and later versions. It does work with prior Tetra-WebBBS versions and even older WebBBS 5.0x/5.1x versions, though using it with older versions is less convenient. ...
Docs for Tetra WebBBS 5.3x online
2008-4-17 Documentation for the current stable release finally is online now. Docs have been extended. Most of Tetra-WebBBS' treasures are waiting for your visit. Only a few items will be completed soon because upcoming 5.31 release and a new tool will have major influence on those left-over ...
Project news
2008-4-7 Well folks, it's time to keep you posted about this project. Some of you may have noticed the term "Tetra-Team" has been removed from the header of the site. The reason is simple, there is no such thing as Tetra-Team any more. Two years ago 4 people interested in WebBBS started to pick ...
SmileyFormat plugin 1.12 released
2008-04-01 This minor release now works with post editforms as well. Download is here: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl
MailDigest 1.01 released
2008-03-26 MailDigest is a tool for sending out notification emails to subscribers to your forum. Though MailDigest can be run via browser or commandline it's basically intended to be invoked as a cronjob. The new version is a replacement for the old *digest.pl* by Darryl Burgdorf. Besides ...
Folks, upgrade your old WebBBS forums!
2008-03-11 The latest version, Tetra-WebBBS 5.30, is running on various sites for several months now. Even on high-traffic sites it's running flawlessly since the beginning. 5.30 finally is the foundation on which future development will build. Esp. the new default folder structure allows for ...
Tetra WebBBS 5.30 final released
2008-02-26 Now that the Beta has been used by several testers on various boards and only some minor bugs have been revealed and fixed, the final get's pushed out: Tetra-WebBBS 5.30 now is the latest stable version. Unfortunately still there are no docs yet. Thus I've written a brief list of ...
Tetra WebBBS 5.30 Beta 1 released
Why a Beta?The version being released is supposed to be almost the final code. Almost, because we have yet to fix any bugs to be revealed by those running the Beta. We don't have any documentation yet, other than a very brief setup guide. Writing the docs will take another 1-2 months. ...
Tetra WebBBS and Joomla! *LINK*
You've been running WebBBS as your forum software ever since and want to relaunch your site using a content management system such as Joomla! but would like to stay with WebBBS? - Well, you're not the only one thinking of such a relaunch You're running a website using a content ...
BulkDelete/Archive tool released
BulkDelete/Archive is a standalone tool that allows you to delete threads or move them to an archive. You can set the tool script to delete/move threads when they reach a certain age or when the number of messages exceeds a defined maximum count. The tool can be set to run a number of such commands ...
Email-captcha plugin released
Posters may safely post their email address on your forum. Email-captcha plugin hides an address and displays a "Show E-Mail" link. In order to reveal the address, a user must click on the "Show E-Mail" link and solve a CAPTCHA. Bots won't be able to find the email address ...
Profilehelp plugin released
This plugin is designed to help users to recover their profile if they have forgotten their password. The profile was sponsored by John Caldwell, aka beachguy. Thanks John. More info: http://tetrabb.com/portal.pl?md=read;id=11 Download: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl
Bulkdelete Moderated Posts plugin released
This plugin is designed to help board admins maintain their moderated bin. Install this plugin. Then go to the approval screen showing the messages in the moderated bin. At the top of the approval screen are the bulkdelete options. Bulkdeleting messages from the moderated bin becomes quick and ...
Clickable Smiley and Format Button plugin released
This plugin adds clickable smileys and/or format buttons to your message post-form. More info: http://tetrabb.com/portal.pl?md=read;id=7 Download: http://tetrabb.com/dl_gueststats.pl
Version 5.22 released *LINK*
Why upgrade to 5.22.. Admins can now individualize their forums by changing the query strings for form requests and post requests. Form requests and post attempts using the default query strings will be rejected (as most likely they are made by spambots.) Improved restrictions for search engines ...
Showroom *LINK*
Newly opened is our Showroom. It's our attempt to bring to light the potential of Tetra-WebBBS.Many options are available to the admin and the users to tailor the index and the message pages. Some examples are provided to help you understand the different viewing styles. Tetra-WebBBS provides ...
Server move
Hi folks, the team is moving to a new server. Unfortunately there was a couple of days downtime and not everything is ready on the new server. We take the opportunity to rearrange the domains setup. Download area will be up as soon as possible. At least we do our best. Please note that we're ...
Change in release policy. *LINK* *PIC*
For the future the team has decided to offer two releases for download: (1) the latest stable release As the name implies this is considered a stable release and is meant to be used for production boards. Obviously the stable release is the one users should pick to run their websites with. At the ...
Version 5.21 released *LINK*
Why upgrade to 5.2x..Less opened back doors to spammers. 'Return-to-Index' now takes one back to the index page that s/he was viewing before s/he left for viewing a message. A more informative Stats page. Demo.. The code runs faster and should use less memory. The speed difference is ...
Version 5.2 released
After 7 months of development, 5.20 is finished and available in the download section. Some things to say about the concept in general and 5.20 in particular: The concept is to deal with one or two major topics in each release. Try covering these topics completely to catch up with modern standards. ...
Tetra Webbbs 5.20 Beta now available for download
Tetra Webbbs 5.20 Beta now available for download The Webbbs 5.20 Beta version is now available for download as a Zip File. You will see it here: Tetra Team Download List listed as webbbs 5.20 beta zip. Why do we call it beta? Although it's been used by the team for its forum for quite a while, ...
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