Compare JForum vs WowBB

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Version 2.1.8 1.7 --
Last Release March 20, 2009 2006 --
BSD License Proprietary License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Complex to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Classical --
Administration Efficient & Fast Messed-up --
Community Size Medium Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.8/10 (46 votes)
4.1/10 (72 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements JForum WowBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • JoNas
  • Geronimo
  • WebSphere
  • Weblogic
  • Glassfish
  • Jetty
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
  • Java 6 - JEE
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
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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
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
Hungarian
Italian
Korean (South)
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
English (British)
Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics JForum WowBB
Flat Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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- - --
Yes No --
No No --
- - --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
- - --
Forum Posts JForum WowBB
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
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  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
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No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features JForum WowBB
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
No No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features JForum WowBB
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No No --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
  • Freemarker
No. --
Post By Email No - --
User Profiles &
Options
JForum WowBB
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes No --
User Selectable
Themes
- - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No No --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking No No --
Customization JForum WowBB
No No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons No No --
Custom
Thread Icons
No No --
Custom
Profile Fields
No No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. --
No. No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
JForum WowBB
Moderation No.
  • Post-Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes No --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing No No --
Installation &
Upgrading
JForum WowBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
No No --
Forum Migration Yes No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No No --
Prune Database No No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes No --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
No No --
Tasks Scheduler No No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML 4.01
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
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  • A
No. --
No No --
No No --
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