Invision Power Board is an open source message board platform that offers a number of popular features and a high level of customization for message forums of all sizes. Invision Power Board is based on the PHP and MySQL combination.

Invision Power Board is packed with features and is fast enough that large forums will not notice any slow downs because of their size. Popular features include the new personal profile page that has been rebuilt to include popular social networking features like profile comments and ratings. Users can also create and maintain buddy lists.

It is easy for users to format posts with the new rich text editor and to see the changes as they type the posts. Invision Power Board also features advanced moderation functions including customized user posting permissions and easy content sharing through RSS feeds. There are also easy to use suspension controls and a user warning system for problem posters.

Skins are easily available from a number of third party sources and can be changed with the click of a button. It is easy to modify pre-existing templates until your message forum looks the way you think it should look. If you can\'t find a pre-built skin, the built in skinner makes it easy to create your own.