Compare IP.Board vs vBulletin 3.8 vs Woltlab Burning Board

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Version 3.4.6 3.8.1 3.1.7 -
Last Release October 29, 2013 January 27, 2009 May 10th, 2012 -
Proprietary License Proprietary License Proprietary License -
Price Standard $175 / Business $299 / Hosting $9.99 per month $ 180 $69.99 -
Resources -
Perfection Perfection Perfection -
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple Classical -
Administration Really Intuitive Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Huge Community Huge Community Big Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
7.4/10 (367 votes)
5.2/10 (116 votes)
9.2/10 (452 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • 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
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
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  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • 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
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
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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Yes Yes Yes -
Languages
Supported Languages:
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Danish
Spanish
Finnish
French
Georgian
Greek
Croatian
Hebrew
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Dutch
Polish
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Danish
French
Greek
Italian
Dutch
Portuguese
Romanian
Swedish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Danish
French
Croatian
Italian
Portuguese
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
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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)
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
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
No.
  • Web Application
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Threads / Topics IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Flat/Threaded Flat/Threaded Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Tags
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Yes - Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes - Yes -
Forum Posts IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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No No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
Plugin Plugin Plugin -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No.
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos
  • YouTube
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Forum Features IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Plugin Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Technical Features IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • CMS
  • Pictures Album Manager
  • Downloads Manager
  • Website Home Page
  • Blog
  • Bug Tracker
  • Projet Manager
  • Pictures Album Manager
  • Portal
  • Blog
  • Gallery
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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Yes No Yes -
  • XML/RPC
No. No. -
Cache System Yes Yes Yes -
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Smarty
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Post By Email Yes - No -
User Profiles &
Options
IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
Yes Yes Yes -
Payment
Subscriptions
Plugin Yes No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard [++[ Easy -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - No -
Yes Yes Yes -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes -
Customization IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Yes Yes Yes
~300 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation [++[ Easy [++[ Easy -
Yes
~90 Available Themes.
Yes Yes
~229 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes Yes Yes Yes -
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes Yes -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes No -
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes Yes Yes -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. -
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
No. -
No. No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes Yes -
Global Moderator Yes Yes Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Yes Yes Yes -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes Yes -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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Yes - Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes Yes Yes -
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing Yes Yes Yes -
Installation &
Upgrading
IP.Board vBulletin 3.8 Woltlab Burning Board
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard -
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes Yes -
Forum Migration Yes - Plugin -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes Yes -
Prune Database Yes Yes Yes -
Restore Database Yes Yes Yes -
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes Yes -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No Yes -
Tasks Scheduler Yes Yes Yes -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • AA
  • AA
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Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
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