Feature Comparison

GeneralMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Version 1.6.3 2.0.6
Release Date 17 April 2011 October 22nd, 2013
Author MyBB Group Simple Machines
URL www.mybb.com www.simplemachines.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes
License Custom BSD
License cost US$0 0
Programming Language PHP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes
Type Threaded or Flat Flat
Installation method wizard wizard
Upgrade method wizard wizard
Data StorageMyBB DetailsSMF Details
MySQL Yes Yes
Postgres Yes Yes
Oracle No No
SQLite Yes Yes
Textfiles No No
Hosting available No No
PostsMyBB DetailsSMF Details
BBCode Yes Yes
HTML Yes Yes
Emoticons Yes Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin Yes
Quoting Nested Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes Yes
Attachments Multiple files Multiple files
ForumsMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Categories Yes Yes
Subforums unlimited unlimited
Last Post Yes Yes
Redirect Forums Yes Yes
Trashcan Forum Plugin Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityMyBB DetailsSMF Details
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. An Akismet mod is available
NotificationMyBB DetailsSMF Details
E-Mail Yes Yes
Instant Messaging    
Bookmarks Yes Plugin
CommunityMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Avatars Yes Yes
User Ranks Yes Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes
Users Online List Yes Yes
Private Messaging Yes Yes
Custom profile fields Yes Yes
ModerationMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Moderators global and forums global, forums and threads
Move Threads Yes Yes
Split Threads Yes Yes
Close Threads Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes Yes
Sticky Threads Yes Yes
Important Threads Yes Plugin
SearchMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Full-text search Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes
Advanced search Yes Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked Database tracked
CustomizationMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Languages Many 47
Templates global and forum specific global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes Plugin
Skin-Editor Yes Yes
Smiley Packs Yes Yes
Plugins Yes Yes
Special FeaturesMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Statistics Yes Yes
Polls Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Friendly URLs Plugin Plugin
Data ManagementMyBB DetailsSMF Details
Pruning Plugin Yes
Archiving No Plugin
Export Formats   WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages Yes Plugin
Lo-Fi View Yes Yes
Last updated2011-06-222013-10-25

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