Compare SocialEngine vs Website Toolbox

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SocialEngine
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Version 4.1.8p1 Hosted. --
Last Release December, 2011 April 25, 2009 --
Proprietary License GPL License --
Price Standard License $299, $30-$40 / Plugin, $370 All Plugins Free Version, $0 - Enterprise Version 1 year / $59.95 --
Resources --
Perfection Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Really Intuitive Really Intuitive --
Community Size Huge Community Small Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
7.4/10 (21 votes)
5/10 (21 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements SocialEngine Website Toolbox
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
No. --
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
No. --
  • PHP 5
No. --
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
No. --
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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
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Yes No --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
French
Italian
Dutch
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Turkish
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • 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
  • Native Support
No. --
Threads / Topics SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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No No --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes - --
No No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Forum Posts SocialEngine Website Toolbox
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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No Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Blog
  • Pictures Album Manager
  • Gallery
  • Website Home Page
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No.
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
No. No. --
Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
No - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
Yes No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No No --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Yes
~356 Available Plugins.
No --
Plugin Installation [++[ Easy --
Yes
~108 Available Themes.
Yes --
Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons No Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
No No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
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Content Aggregation
  • Integrated in the Sidebar
  • Displayed on Front Page
  • In a Block
  • In a News Module
No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive 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
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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No No --
No Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
SocialEngine Website Toolbox
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes No --
Forum Migration Yes Yes --
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes --
Prune Database No No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes --
Tasks Scheduler Yes No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • A
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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