Feature Comparison

GeneralTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Version 1.4 2.0.6 10.1, 9.4 LTS and 6.10 LTS 3.0.6RC2
Release Date February 2011 October 22nd, 2013 2013-02-09 1 February 2014
Author Jake Steele Simple Machines Tiki Software Community Association The FUDForum development team and user community.
URL code.google.com www.simplemachines.org tiki.org fudforum.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License PHP license BSD LGPL GNU General Public License
License cost $0 0 0 Free
Programming Language PHP PHP PHP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Type Flat Flat Threaded or Flat Threaded or Flat
Installation method manual wizard wizard wizard
Upgrade method manual wizard wizard wizard
Data StorageTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Postgres No Yes No Yes
Oracle No No No Yes
SQLite No Yes No Yes
Textfiles No No No Yes
other None     DB2, MS-SQL, Firebird, etc. Messages can be stored in the DB or files for extra performance.
Hosting available Yes No No Yes
PostsTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
BBCode Yes Yes No Yes
HTML No Yes Optional Yes
Emoticons Yes Yes Yes Yes
Formatting Toolbar No Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor No Yes Optional Plugin
Quoting None Nested Nested Nested
Syntax Highlighting No Yes Optional Yes
Attachments No Multiple files One file Multiple files
ForumsTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Categories Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subforums   unlimited one level unlimited
Last Post Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redirect Forums No Yes No Yes
Trashcan Forum No Yes No Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
CAPTCHA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Groups Multiple groups Multiple groups Multiple groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Plugin Yes Yes Yes
ACLs Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Blacklist Plugin Yes No Yes
Warnings Plugin Yes No Yes
Suspension Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Bans Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP-Block Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Audit Logging Plugin Yes No Yes
User Reports Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Other Plugins available An Akismet mod is available   Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
NotificationTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
RSS/ATOM No Yes Yes Yes
E-Mail No Yes Yes Yes
Instant Messaging Plugins available     Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks No Plugin Yes Yes
CommunityTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Avatars Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Ranks Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Rating/Karma System Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Signatures Plugin Yes   Yes
Users Online List Yes Yes Optional Yes
Private Messaging Patch Yes Yes Yes
Custom profile fields No Yes Yes Yes
ModerationTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Moderators global, forums and threads global, forums and threads global and forums global and forums
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Split Threads No Yes   Yes
Close Threads Yes Yes Optional Yes
Shadow Topics No Yes No Yes
Sticky Threads No Yes Yes Yes
Important Threads No Plugin Yes Yes
SearchTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Full-text search Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Author search Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Advanced search Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Unread Topics No Database tracked   Database tracked
CustomizationTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Languages CSS, HTML 47 40 50+ languages supported, including English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, etc.
Templates None global and forum specific global and forum specific global
Custom BBCodes Yes Plugin No Plugin
Skin-Editor Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Smiley Packs Optional Yes No Patch
Plugins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special FeaturesTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Statistics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Polls Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Calendar Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Friendly URLs Patch Plugin Yes Yes
Data ManagementTinyBB DetailsSMF DetailsTikiWiki CMS-Groupware DetailsFUDforum Details
Pruning No Yes Yes Yes
Archiving No Plugin No Optional
Export Formats Plugins available WAP(2), IMode   PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages No Plugin No Yes
Lo-Fi View No Yes Yes Optional
Last updated2012-11-262013-10-252013-02-192014-02-01

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