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GeneralWowBB Details
Version 1.7
Release Date 2006-07-16
Author Aycan Gulez
URL www.wowbb.com
Free and Open Source No
License commercial / visible source
License cost $99 owned or $55
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method  
Upgrade method  
Data StorageWowBB Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
Hosting available Yes
PostsWowBB Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting No
Attachments One file
ForumsWowBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums No
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityWowBB Details
Groups One group only
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings No
Suspension No
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging  
User Reports  
NotificationWowBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging  
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityWowBB Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks No
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationWowBB Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchWowBB Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search No
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationWowBB Details
Languages 10
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs No
Plugins No
Special FeaturesWowBB Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementWowBB Details
Pruning Yes
Archiving No
Export Formats CSV
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes


WowBB is a user friendly forum software that helps you create a community around the things you care about. WowBB is a completely customizable and search engine friendly software. You can integrate your WowBB forum into any web site by making a few code changes in the templates within a few minutes. WowBB also offers premium quality hosting and free support.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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Security Advisories

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