Company to also Demonstrate New ProBoards Version 5 Forum Software

ProBoards, the world's largest host of free Internet forums, announced that its Founder and CEO, Patrick Clinger, will be leading the panel "Forum Technology: Past, Present and Future," at ForumCon in San Francisco on June 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The panel will feature top industry leaders discussing the changes in forum technology through the years, and how they foresee the industry progressing.

"We're excited to have Patrick bring over a decade of experience to leading this important panel on Internet forum technology," said Oliver Deighton of VigLink, organizer of ForumCon. "ProBoards continues to push the envelope for forum software innovation, and we look forward to hearing Patrick's panel on the future of Internet forums."

Demonstrations of the new ProBoards Version 5 software will be held at the company's booth for the duration of ForumCon. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out the forum software that is reinventing forums for the social media age by making them easier for users to navigate, search, and interact with others. These and other changes are making ProBoards the worldwide standard for free hosted forums.

"We remain delighted with the response our Version 5 software is getting from forum users," said Patrick Clinger, CEO and founder of ProBoards. "The number of people using our new software has already exceeded our expectations. The feedback from users has been tremendously positive, especially support for our new Plugin and Theme Libraries that allow one-click customization. We're excited to show ForumCon users all the features and functionality of ProBoards Version 5."

Among the new ProBoards Version 5 features are the ProBoards Plugin and Theme Libraries which have already received high praise from web developers. Themes allow the user to change the look of their forum with a single click, while plugins make it easy to add new features and functionality. Members are already actively developing forum add-ons and themes for ProBoards forums to use and ProBoards developers continue to release new forum themes and plugins each week.

Named "the most advanced hosted forum service on the market" by Forum Software Reviews founder Nicolas Ternisien, ProBoards Version 5 includes live search functionality, single sign-on for users, integrated notifications of new messages and topics, and a Forum Dashboard that allows users to track activity across multiple forums, at a glance. Version 5 also features greater security tools, increased privacy, enhanced moderator tools, AJAX pagination, a new mobile interface, and hundreds of other new features that emphasize ease of use and greater member interaction.

Since its founding in 2000, ProBoards has attracted more than 22 million registered users and achieved a milestone of 3.5 million free hosted forums created. The company's site boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors with more than 200 million page views per month.

About ProBoards

Founded in 2000, ProBoards is the largest provider of free forum hosting on the Internet. With millions of members, ProBoards is the preferred service provider for forum enthusiasts across the globe. At the core of this achievement is ProBoards' award-winning forum software, exceptional customer support, and dedication to continuous improvement.

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