What is new with WBB?

tbofram

That cool member
Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Messages
958
Hello,

i have actually been quite absent with the Online community in all aspects.

i used to promote WBB years ago whilst they were still quite new and i will admit i have lost touch with what made them great (in the eyes of the then 16 year old kid).

does anyone actually use them on an established board and would you recommend i use their software instead of another?
 

LeadCrow

Apocalypse Admin
Joined
Jun 29, 2008
Messages
6,502
Xenforo raised their costs for licences and renewals, so Woltlab is even more compelling for budget admins nowadays. Not a highlight specific to WBB but vendors everywhere kept raising prices over time and I suspect many reconsider it more favorably since fresh boards need to account for longterm survivability differently now that ads dont monetize back your investment as well as before.
 

Splinter2

Aspirant
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Messages
47
I paid $90 for WoltLab in December 2017 (still the same price, I believe), which is a one-off fee and am very happy with the software, albeit that XF probably has many more plugins and WoltLab is primarily German, but those considerations can easily be overcome.
It's very robust software and has improved greatly, even during the time I've been using it, which isn't very long really.
You can try a demo if you like.
https://www.woltlab.com/demo/
 

Jason5

Adherent
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Messages
277
I am planning to purchase this, as Xenforo renewal cost has increased and i am in a tight budget.
 

MagicalAzareal

Magical Developer
Joined
Apr 25, 2019
Messages
566
I like how I put "woltlab burning board" into Google and the first thing that comes up is "woltlab burning board nulled"... That's at-least a sign that some people like it lol

https://community.woltlab.com/thread/266333-woltlab-suite-3-1-released/
I presume that's the latest version.

They added a trophy system, sitemaps, forums where only the topic starter can see the topics, notices are pushed to users when a moderation action related to one of their topics takes place, custom forum icons, contact forms, accelerated guest views, and other goodies.

It looks more advanced than XenForo where it matters. Not bad for $90.
I personally wouldn't buy it as I have unique needs however.

I've seen it in the wild once, it was alright.

Also, be very careful with AMP, even though it may make your site more visible on mobile search, it will change your URLs to something like www.google.com/amp/www.whateveryourdomainis.com and it can apparently be a pain to actually escape from the page onto the real site.
 
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Jason5

Adherent
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Messages
277
If price is not an issue I should go with Xenforo else Woltlab.

I have personal experience with Xenforo and it was really good.

Need to compare both and find my needs and make a decision. Thanks
 
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