Using this feature is not mandatory,
however, it allows you to invite visitors to
signup, with an option to provide a "members
only" website. Members can post chats,
comments, forum postings, news articles,
etc. Member profiles includes name, custom
title (shows on forum postings), email
address, birth date, popular online chat
identity (ICQ, AIM, MSN), website, and
extended fields that you can add if you want
to capture more user information.
You may allow users to upload a photo or
avatar, it will be displayed with their
profile. You have the option to send email
notifications to new registrants to validate
their email address and advise them to
activate their accounts. You can choose to
hide passwords in the email notifications
for account activation. You can also choose
to allow anonymous postings at your site.
User and user classes
You can assign user classes to control
what area of your site that each user class
has access to. You can make certain users
adminstrators with selective permissions,
e.g. forum moderator. You can also allow
other administrators to manage user classes.
Not entirely "bullet proof", of course,
but you can decide who you want to ban from
your site, by registered user name, or ip
address of any visitor. You can also ban
specific email addresses from registering at
You can enable emoticons to add some
smileys to your site. You can allow members
to choose your own list of avatars and/or
allow them to upload their own avatars
and/or photos to their profile. You can also
use image files in your news, articles and
You can publish news articles for your
visitors. You can also allow others to
submit news to your site.
Use this feature (like this article) to
publish material of interest to your
visitors. You can also allow others to
submit articles to your site.
Use this feature to publish reviews
you've written about movies, books, products
and just about anything interesting. With
reviews, you the author determine a rating
on the subject. You can also allow other
users to submit reviews.
Use this feature to add just about any
content, including syndicated content from
other websites. This allows you to put pages
of material at your site, integrated into
your e107 website look and feel.
Use the calendar to post events at your
site, including posting URL of other
websites for additional information and
optionally link calendar event to forum
You can host files for download by
visitors to your site. Optionally activate a
pop-up message that represents an agreement
for your visitor to agree to before
download, or they can click cancel to abort
Enable this feature to allow members to
upload files to your site.
Discussions and Communications Forum
You have the option to setup discussion
forums, choose who can participate and who
can moderate. You use the forum headings to
organize your discussion topics. You can
optionally allow users to track replies to
forum threads they started. Polls can also
be part of forum threads. You may provide a
link to forum rules that you can write up
for your members to read. You can also
enable a "report post to moderator" button.
Other nice features are user info such as
who's online,top posters, most active
threads, and user's own postings.
Allow comments to news, articles,
reviews, polls, downloads etc. You can also
enable nested comments. This feature allows
posting of comment by person B in reply to a
comment by person A.
This popular plugin is included in the
base install package. It allows members to
send private messages to each other. When
you view a member's profile, it has a button
to send private message to that member. PM
icon also appears on forum.
While not intended to be real time
interactive, this feature allows you and
your visitors to post comments that are
immediately visible, and is a quick means to
chat in a non-time sensitive manner.
You may conduct a poll at your site, and
decide if it's open to public or members
only. Poll results are updated and displayed
as votes are submitted.
Choose to enable separate welcome
messages for unregistered visitors, members
and your administrators, and specify what
you want to convey when they visit your
Included as a standard plugin, you use
this feature to display fading messages
and/or images to draw attention. Fader is
displayed in a menu "box".
Display a series of advertising or web
site banners at your site.
Determine what your front page looks like
for visitors. News is default, but you can
choose to display forum, download, links,
content page or a custom page.
Menus and Custom Menus/Pages
Use Menus to organize where you want your
Chatbox, Poll, Main Menu, etc., while Custom
Menus allow you to create your own menu
"box" that you can then activate it like a
standard menu, and move it to specific area.
You can choose to show or hide menus on
selective pages, for e.g. show chatbox only
on the news page. You can create your own
custom pages that fit in with the rest of
your site, just like news page.
New Forum Posts
Included as a standard plugin, you can
use this feature to display new forum
postings at your front page.
Retrieve and parse other sites' backend
RSS news feeds to display at your site.
Display number of guests and members
online at your site. There are other
pluginsavailable that provide more elaborate
Allows visitors to search for specific
category (News, Forum, etc.) or all
categories by checking selected categories
or all categories. You can optionally
restrict search to members only.
You can enable logging to capture site
statistics such as number of pages viewed,
referrals from other sites.
Set up categorized links to other sites.
You can also allow others to submit links to
Optionally enable various cache
techniques to improve site performance.
A tree structured map of your site with
links to all pages. Your visitors can
navigate around your site by using the
You can enable flood control to prevent
malicious attack by continuous request of
pages at your site. Optionally you may
enable auto ban so that a person who makes
multiple requests according to your flood
control settings will be banned
automatically. Use image code verification
for signup and/or login, so that it can only
be entered by hand, not a computer program.
You can also restrict search to members
only, or protect the entire site and
restrict it to members only. Filter
profanities if they offend you, or your site
is of family, school or religious type.
Enable the maintenance mode while you
organize your website, install a plugin or
perform an upgrade. You can display your own
message to visitors while you have
maintenance turned on. Visitors cannot
access any area until you turn off
Use this feature to backup your database,
check database validity, optimize database
and update database if applicable when you
upgrade to a newer version.
This plugin allows you to check the
integrity of the physical files of e107 base
and plugins at your site, for possible
missing or corrupted files. It is a great
time-saving troubleshooting tool.
Use this feature to upload files to your
site, or delete files from your site..
Display your site's PHP configuration to
administrators, if necessary to conduct
The list is extensive, so we'll just list
a few more popular ones here. You can check
the links at the end of this article to get
some idea of what's out there.
Coppermine Gallery - Picture gallery
at your site
FAQ - Frequently Ask Questions (used
at this site)
eCalendar - Enhanced Calendar for e107
Tell A Friend - Visitor can send email
from your site recommending it to others
eContact - Visitor can send email to
you, the webmaster
Guestbook - Visitor can post a message
at your site.
Survey - Conduct an extensive survey
at your site.
Games - Visitor can play games at your
Weather and News - plugins that