XOOPS uses a relational database (currently MySQL) to store data required for running a web-based content management system. Fully Modularized Modules can be installed, uninstalled, and activated or deactivated with a click using the XOOPS module administration system.
Registered users can edit their profiles, select site themes, upload custom avatars, and much more!
XOOPS offers users the ability to search for users by various criteria, and send email or private messages to other users through a template-based messaging system.
XOOPS was created and is maintained by a team of several hard-working volunteers from all over the world. The XOOPS Community has more than a dozen official support sites around the world for support of non-English speaking users.
Multi-byte Language Support
XOOPS fully supports multi-byte languages, including Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Korean among others.
Versatile Group Permissions System
XOOPS comes with a powerful and user-friendly permissions system which enables administrators to set permissions by group.
Theme-based skinnable interface
XOOPS is driven by a powerful theme system. Both administrators and users can change the look of the entire web site with just a click of a mouse. There are also over 60 themes available for download!!
XOOPS has received numerous awards:
It was a Finalist for the Best Project of SourceForge 2008 Community Awards and finalist for Best PHP Open Source CMS organized by Packt Publishing. In addition, XOOPS received Awards from “Adobe Edge” as a Top CMS, received 5 out of 5 Stars from Germany's CHIP Magazine, or placed as a top CMS on a list published by ONDD.
XOOPS has over 6,600,000 downloads from the SourceForge Website.