Posts by Alexander Ebert

    The Core is quite complex and provides a lot of features that are either available on their own or are provided as features that need to be implemented by an app. The major features are:

    • The built-in CMS, including the box and menu system.
    • An article system that works similar to a blog software like WordPress. Unlike the WoltLab Suite Blog that focuses on user-generated content, the article system is from the ground up designed to be used by the staff/administrators only, with an optional feature for user submissions.
    • The admin panel and its sophisticated package system are provided by the Core, this also includes the user management system.
    • A lot more features that are available as barebones and require an app to implement them, enabling us to massively share code between apps.

    If you're looking forward to run the Core on its own, the CMS and the article system are the major features to look at.


    Thank you, I got it!

    The Core is always included because it's the foundation of all of our apps, it's shipped within the installer, so that's nothing you'll need to worry about. The forum consists of the "WoltLab Suite Forum" only, marked as option "2" in your screenshot, the other apps have nothing to do with the forum.


    I've looked into your demo and can't identify any issues, I've sent you a conversation with the details to access your demo.

    Also, when I asked what parts of WaltLab comprise this forum, I meant how many of the WaltLab modules are included on top of the 'Core' module.

    This question proves a bit tricker than it appears, because "module" is a very broad term. Are you looking for particular features or do you want to learn more about the technical implementation?


    Pretty much everything that you see in the "Forum" tab belongs to the forum. Other things, such as the admin panel, members list and article system belong to the Core itself. We're offering 5 different apps that all share a common ground, the Core, which enable us to provide a consistent functionality across our products without having to duplicate code all the time.

    You can try out all our apps for free at The demo runs on one of our servers for the duration of 14 days before it is automatically removed, there are no strings attached.


    You can embed raw HTML inside the WYSIWYG editor by enabling the html bbcode for administrators. The HTML submitted by the editor goes through a strict whitelist of allowed HTML, preventing any malicious code being stored, this can only be circumvented by the aforementioned HTML bbcode.

    1. @include screen-md-up {
    2.     .messageSidebar {
    3.         flex-basis: 240px;
    4.     }
    5.     .messageSidebar + .messageContent {
    6.         flex-basis: calc(100% - 270px);
    7.         max-width: calc(100% - 270px);
    8.     }
    9. }

    Adjust the values as you like, however make sure that it's always calc(100% - WidthOfTheSidebar - 30px), this is required for the margin between the items.

    Yes, the l (lower-case L) parameter specifies the language id:

    1. German (languageID = 1):
    3. English (languageID = 2):

    The actual IDs may differ, you can find them in the list of languages in your admin panel. Also, the parameter is only recognized for guests, it will always use your configured language when you're logged into the site, but you can use your browser's private tabs to test them out.

    It's 5.1 the 3.1 ? Im a bit lost sorry

    Yes! It's WoltLab Suite Forum 5.1 that runs on WoltLab Suite Core 3.1, the version number of the core is lagging behind for historical reasons. With the next major upgrade, both will be pushed to 5.2 to end this confusion.

    Hello Avitron ,

    Your license has access to the old version Burning Board 4.0 only, purchased in 2014. Meanwhile, the version 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1 had been released, but those are paid upgrades not included in the initial purchase. You can extend your license in your members area to upgrade to 5.1.

    The name is actually URL just like jens1o explained and if you're curious why it worked for you: Filenames on Windows are case-insensitive, readme.txt and README.txt are logically the same exact file. However, on Linux and Mac, these are two different files that have absolutely nothing in common.

    WoltLab Suite Core: Moderated User Groups

    • Resolved an error that prevented notifications from being created. 3.1.9 pl 1

    WoltLab Suite Core

    • Drop-down menus outside of dialogs on iOS were sometimes displayed outside of the screen. 3.1.9 pl 1


    That website offers translations in Spanish and Portugese for our software and some 3rd party plugins, but not our commerical products themselves.

    There is a built-in advertisement system that uses quite a lot of different placeholders throughout the software, e. g. in sidebars or between posts. Ads can also be configured to be only displayed under certain conditions, including but not limited to exceptions to prevent it to be displayed for selected user groups. It was first introduced with WCF 2.1 a few years ago: Ads.

    Only significant changes are included in the list below, minor fixes and typos are left out.

    WoltLab Suite Calendar

    • Minor changes to the phrases. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Calendar: Event Threads

    • The thread button was displayed regardless of the user's permissions. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Filebase

    • Some JavaScript code was out of sync, preventing actions from visually affecting the content. 3.0 / 3.1
    • Reported files did not display the author's avatar. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Filebase: Support Threads

    • The thread button was displayed regardless of the user's permissions. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Forum

    • Improved the post merge and resolved some related issues. 5.0 / 5.1
    • The filter dialog for threads is now available if the filter yielded no results. 5.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Exporter

    • IP.Board 4.x
      • Orphaned attachments are now silently skipped. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Infractions

    • Deleting warnings and suspensions did not remove any implicitly created phrases. 3.0 / 3.1
    • Show a notice when deleting the last warning or suspension. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Moderated User Groups

    • Notifications used an outdated application object, causing it to be lagging behind when a new reply was made. 3.0 / 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core

    • Resolved a few issues related to automated captcha requests. 3.0 / 3.1
    • Administrators are now able to bypass required options when editing users, unless they're editing themselves. 3.0 / 3.1
    • The search for packages could sometimes incorrectly resolve the dependencies and thus exclude packages from the list. 3.0 / 3.1
    • Copying and pasting links from the browser's address bar into the editor sometimes inserted HTML links rather than plain text. 3.0 / 3.1
    • Improved the removal of text formatting in empty lines. 3.1
    • The position of drop-downs inside dialogs in iOS browsers was sometimes incorrect. 3.1