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Difference between Sobi versions

Last updated: 30. September 2020
SobiPro and Sobi2 are both directory components developed by Sigsiu.NET. SobiPro is the follower of Sobi2 but developed from scratch. SobiPro is developed continuously to include more features and improvements.
SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.5/1.6 SobiPro 1.4 SobiPro 1.3 SobiPro 1.2 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Component type Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Multi-Directory Directory
No. of directories unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited 1
License GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V3 GNU/GPL V2
Price ? free free free free free free free
Joomla 4
Joomla 3
Joomla 2.5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Joomla 1.5
Uses Joomla updater
Stable release date ? 29 November 2019 19 September 2017 28 August 2016 28 October 2015 28 June 2013 28 September 2011 3 October 2006
Recent version - 1.6.1 stable 1.4.11 stable 1.3.7 stable 1.2.4 stable 1.1.13 stable 1.0.8 stable 2.9.4.2 stable
Framework version - 1.2 1.0.9 1.0.2 - - - -
Semantic versioning 3
Last release date ? 30 September 2020 15 February 2019 29 April 2017 30 June 2016 28 March 2015 6 August 2012 18 July 2012
Available languages2 34 34 34 34 30 27 27 35
1 Joomla <= 2.5 is not longer supported 2 as of July 2020 3 since 1.6

Fields

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.4/1.5/1.6 SobiPro 1.3 SobiPro 1.2 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Fields manager
Core field types 12 12 12 11 10 9 7
Additional field types 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fields for categories
Category dependent fields 2 2
1 installable via Application Manager 2basic

Data Management

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.4 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.0 to 1.3 Sobi2
Data structure XML XML XML PHP
Data encryption
Data filters 1 1 1
HTML filters
Nested categories
Category depth unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Frontend entry submission
1 extendable by own filters

Access Control

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.2 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
ACL (front-end)
ACL (back-end)
403 redirect/number /6 /6 /6 /3
Edit control1
1 user changes visible first after approval

Listings Management

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.5/1.6 SobiPro 1.0 to 1.4 Sobi2
Entry sorting advanced1 advanced1 advanced1 basic
Front-end sorting
Tags 2 2 2 3
Alpha index (AI)
Alpha index field adjustable adjustable adjustable entry/category name
Category dependent AI
1 sorting by fields 2 via application 3 integrated

Views & Menu Items

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.1 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
User's listings 1
Listings by date
Alpha listings
Section view menu
Category view menu
Entry view menu
Search form menu
Entry form menu
1 list of entries via template possible

Image Handling

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.6 SobiPro 1.4/1.5 SobiPro 1.1 to 1.3 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Image resize
Image crop
Image rotation
WEBP Image support
Image gallery 1 1 1 1
Image framework
EXIF support
1 via application/plugin

Search Functionality

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.5/1.6 SobiPro 1.2 to 1.4 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Search function
Search select lists
Search multiple select lists 1 1 1 1 1
Search checkboxes 1 1 1 1 1
Search radio buttons 1 1 1 1 1
Priority search
Search keyword highlighting
Second search ordering
Range search
Category search
Search results on map 2 2 2 2 2
Radius search 2,3,4 2,3,4 2
Proximity search 2,3,4 2,3,4 2,3 2,3
Front-end results sorting
1 depends on the field type 2 via application 3 Google, MapQuest 4 Leaflet

Payment Settings

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.3 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.2 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Pay-per-field option
Pay-per-entry option 1 1
Currency sign/format adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
Tax calculation
Paypal gateway integrated integrated integrated integrated integrated integrated
Expiration control 2 2 2 2
Renewal support
Discounts 2 2
1 via Template setting 2 via application/plugin

Layout/Templates

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.4 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.2/1.3 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Template system
Templates for all views all views all views all views all views main views 3
Template language XSL XSL XSL XSL XSL PHP
Template framework4 Bootstrap 3 Bootstrap 3 Bootstrap 3 Bootstrap 2 Bootstrap 2 -
Template settings advanced advanced advanced basic basic -
LESS compiler
Template development support
Tableless/mobile ready
Code editor built-in built-in built-in built-in built-in built-in
Template overwrite 1 1 1 1
Language overwrite
Configuration overwrite
Administrator template framework SobiAdmin (based on Bootstrap 2) SobiAdmin (based on Bootstrap 2) Bootstrap 2 (Joomla; adapted) Bootstrap 2 (Joomla) - -
Administrator templates 2 2 2 2 3
1 via menu link for diff. categories/entries 2 XML 3 PHP, configuration 4 for default template

Extensibility/Add-Ons

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.5/1.6 SobiPro 1.2 to 1.4 SobiPro 1.1 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Add-on interface
Available add-ons 571,2 572 > 702 > 602 > 452 > 802
Native add-ons 291 291 21/25/28 19 17 8
Add-On installer
Application Manager

Application Manager

Application Manager

Application Manager

Application Manager

Plugin Manager
Repository for add-ons
Modular concept
1 as of July 2020 2 according JED

Location Determination

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.4 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.0 to 1.3 Sobi2
Google Maps 1 1 1 2
MapQuest maps 1 1 1
Leaflet maps (OSM) 1 1
Geolocation 3 3 3
1 via application 2 integrated 3 via application/browser

Error Handling and Cache

SobiPro 2.0 SobiPro 1.1 to 1.6 SobiPro 1.0 Sobi2
Debug/error logging
System check
Inspect raw XML data -
Raw XML data limited to IP -
Data accelerator/cache
XML Cache
CSS/javascript compression

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