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WowBB

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Innovative forum software: WYSIWYG, highly customizable, Invision, phpBB, vBulletin compatible.
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WowBB is PHP/MySQL powered forum software that offers innovative features such a WYSIWYG editor with integrated spell-checker, advanced private messaging, mailing-list style (instant or digest) forum watching, a visual CSS editor with real-time preview, paid subscriptions, and search engine friendly URLs.

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Commercial
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Submitted on
29th March 2003
Last Updated
11th February 2009
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for 30-days
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89
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for 30-days
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49
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Commercial
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89
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for 30-days
Licence Type
Commercial
License Price
USD 49
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Leased license - annual payment - comes with free major and minor upgrades
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Commercial
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USD 89
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Owned license comes with free minor upgrades
Licence Type
Free Trial
License Price
USD 0
Additional Info
for 30-days
Licence Type
Commercial
License Price
USD 49
Additional Info
Leased license - annual payment - includes free major and minor upgrades
Licence Type
Commercial
License Price
USD 89
Additional Info
Owned license includes free minor upgrades

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Average User Rating: 3.8/5
wowbb
Reviewed byAnonymousonSat, 13th January 2007
Rating 4 - Very Good
My only beef is the inability to have sub forums, they have been promising that for almost 4 years now....... Other than that it is very good and very easy to customize.
Wowed by WowBB
Reviewed byAnonymousonThu, 7th December 2006
Rating 5 - Excellent
My full review is much longer than what they'll allow but I find their support superb, hosting options excellent, and the admin interface very user friendly. I wish I could post my full review but it is way longer than the allotted characters. I have published it in the testimonials forum on their site though.
Better alternatives for less money.
Reviewed byAnonymousonWed, 10th May 2006
Rating 2 - Fair
I've used this software and watched its glacial development curve for 3 years. There are dozens of bugs and other issues that exist in WowBB. Fact is there are other forum packages out there (e.g., phpBB) which offer superior features at a lower cost/free. Official support is lax in responding. Community forums @ WowBB are censored to weed out bad exp's with the product/developers. And the development team excels at hyping vaporware ("WowPublish", now 3+ years old without a beta in sight).
I actually liked the WowBB script BUT..
Reviewed byAnonymousonFri, 23rd September 2005
Rating 1 - Poor
However, the customer service was horid. It was run like a hobbiest site even though one had paid for the script. It was so bad that I orginally had PHPBB and then purchased Wowbb and found the customer service the same at the same level of PHPBB...PHPBB was free so one would not expect to get much service but when it's paid one expects more...They have almost no geek base code, and the owner is totally unwilling to answer questions about wowbb code or modifications. I when back to PHPBB
I miss the "Wow" in WowBB
Reviewed byAnonymousonTue, 19th April 2005
Rating 2 - Fair
There are currently hundreds of Bulletin Board scripts, of which the majority in PHP alone. One Bulletin Board contains more or other features than another. There is just one 'feature' I see in WowBB that I haven't seen in any other bulletin board, and that is the 'select users by location' feature with a spiffy map. However, it's nothing more than eye candy, and doesn't add any functionality or whatnot. Furthermore, from a Bulletin Board being claimed professional and which even costs a pretty penny, I would at least expect the Bulletin Board's source code to be written in valid markup languages. In the demos alone, there are already numerious pages or features that either don't work or just look screwed up in a different browser, while they do work on SOME others, which proves the lack of proper markup. I would like to add that WowBB does indeed stand out between the majority of other Bulletin Board scripts, simply because it's also packed with actually useful features. However, WowBB doesn't really make me feel "Wow", and with all the good Bulletin Board scripts out there that don't cost any money, WowBB would be the last thing I'd spend any dollar on for that matter. A 2 for effort.
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