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GeneralE-Blah Details
Version 10.3.3
Release Date January 1, 2007
Author Justin Osborne
URL www.eblah.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
License cost Free
Programming Language Perl
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StorageE-Blah Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite Yes
Textfiles Yes
Hosting available No
PostsE-Blah Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Optional
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting No
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsE-Blah Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum  
Anti-Spam and SecurityE-Blah Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Yes
User Reports Yes
NotificationE-Blah Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging 0
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityE-Blah Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationE-Blah Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchE-Blah Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationE-Blah Details
Languages English, German, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese
Templates global
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesE-Blah Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementE-Blah Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving Yes
Export Formats XHTML 1.1
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View No


E-Blah is open source community building forum software built from the ground up with security, stability, speed, and simplicity in mind.

This forum system features passworded boards, click tracking, extensive thread moderation, a full admin center, clean posting format, themes, user message blocks, attachments, message search and more.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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These screenshots should give you a first impression how E-Blah looks like. Remember: The look of many forums can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.


Main view on a new install; uses the old 4 version of the E-Blah website theme.


Showing the welcome greeting from the E-Blah forums. Using the theme from the 5 version of the E-Blah website.

Administrator Center

Screenshot of the main Administrator Center. This is one of the default themes for the package.

Member Center

This is the member center. Taken from the E-Blah website.

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for E-Blah are listed at Secunia. You should always make sure to run an up-to-date version of the software and apply security related patches as soon as possible.

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