Compare E-Blah vs Simple Machines 2

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Version 10.3.6 2.0.6 --
Last Release August 9, 2008 November 12, 2013 --
GPL License BSD License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Long & Difficult Easy to Do --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Small Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
5/10 (12 votes)
4.3/10 (1233 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements E-Blah Simple Machines 2
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
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  • Perl
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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No.
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
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Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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No Yes --
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Italian
Japanese
Kurdish
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
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Distribution No.
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
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Threads / Topics E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
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- Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
Forum Posts E-Blah Simple Machines 2
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No Plugin --
Yes Yes --
No Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No.
  • YouTube
  • Dailymotion
  • Vimeo
  • Attachment
  • HTML 5 <video>
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Forum Features E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Portal
  • Blog
  • Downloads Manager
  • Gallery
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No.
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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No Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes Yes --
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email - Plugin --
User Profiles &
Options
E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Plugin --
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No Plugin --
Payment
Subscriptions
No Yes --
Security & Spam
Protection
No Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- Yes --
No Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking No Yes --
Customization E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Yes Yes
~1883 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation [++[ Very Easy --
Yes Yes
~1326 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes Yes Yes --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Mambo
  • WordPress
  • e107
  • XOOPs
  • iGaming CMS
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No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes --
Global Moderator Yes Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
E-Blah Simple Machines 2
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration - Yes --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes --
Prune Database Yes Yes --
Restore Database No Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes --
Tasks Scheduler No Yes --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
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No Yes --
No Yes --
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