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Feature Comparison

GeneralMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Version 1.6.3 3.0.8
Release Date 17 April 2011 20 Nov 2010
Author MyBB Group The phpBB Group
URL www.mybb.com www.phpbb.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes
License Custom General Public License
License cost US$0 0.00
Programming Language PHP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes
Type Threaded or Flat Flat
Installation method wizard wizard
Upgrade method wizard wizard with manual interactions
Data StorageMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
MySQL Yes Yes
Postgres Yes Yes
Oracle No Yes
SQLite Yes Yes
Textfiles No No
other   FireBird 2.0+, MSSQL 2000+, MSSQL 2000+ (ODBC)
Hosting available No No
PostsMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
BBCode Yes Yes
HTML Yes No
Emoticons Yes Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin No
Quoting Nested Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes Yes
Attachments Multiple files Multiple files
ForumsMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Categories Yes Yes
Subforums unlimited unlimited
Last Post Yes Yes
Redirect Forums Yes Yes
Trashcan Forum Plugin No
Anti-Spam and SecurityMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
CAPTCHA Yes Yes
Groups Multiple groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes Yes
ACLs Yes Yes
Blacklist Yes Yes
Warnings Yes Yes
Suspension Yes Yes
Bans Yes Yes
IP-Block Yes Yes
Audit Logging Yes Yes
User Reports Yes Yes
Other Akismet plugin available. Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
NotificationMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
RSS/ATOM Yes Yes
E-Mail Yes Yes
Instant Messaging   Jabber
Bookmarks Yes Yes
CommunityMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Avatars Yes Yes
User Ranks Yes Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes Patch
Signatures Yes Yes
Users Online List Yes Yes
Private Messaging Yes Yes
Custom profile fields Yes Yes
ModerationMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Moderators global and forums global and forums
Move Threads Yes Yes
Split Threads Yes Yes
Close Threads Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes Yes
Sticky Threads Yes Yes
Important Threads Yes Yes
SearchMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Full-text search Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes
Advanced search Yes Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked Database tracked
CustomizationMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Languages Many 48 at the time of writing, see www.phpbb.com
Templates global and forum specific global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes Yes
Smiley Packs Yes Yes
Plugins Yes Yes
Special FeaturesMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Statistics Yes Yes
Polls Yes Yes
Calendar Yes No
Friendly URLs Plugin Plugin
Data ManagementMyBB DetailsphpBB Details
Pruning Plugin Yes
Archiving No No
Export Formats   SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Export private messages Yes Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes Yes
Last updated2011-06-222011-06-22

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