Feature Comparison

GeneralbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Version 3.0.8
Release Date 3 January 2009 20 Nov 2010
Author bbpress.org The phpBB Group
URL bbpress.org www.phpbb.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes
License GPL2 General Public License
License cost 0 0.00
Programming Language PHP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes
Type Flat Flat
Installation method wizard wizard
Upgrade method wizard wizard with manual interactions
Data StoragebbPress DetailsphpBB Details
MySQL Yes Yes
Postgres No Yes
Oracle No Yes
SQLite No Yes
Textfiles No No
other   FireBird 2.0+, MSSQL 2000+, MSSQL 2000+ (ODBC)
Hosting available No No
PostsbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
BBCode Plugin Yes
Emoticons Plugin Yes
Formatting Toolbar Plugin Yes
WYSIWYG Editor No No
Quoting Nested Nested
Syntax Highlighting Plugin Yes
Attachments Multiple files Multiple files
ForumsbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Categories Yes Yes
Subforums unlimited unlimited
Last Post Plugin Yes
Redirect Forums Plugin Yes
Trashcan Forum Yes No
Anti-Spam and SecuritybbPress DetailsphpBB Details
CAPTCHA Plugin Yes
Groups One group only Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes Yes
ACLs No Yes
Blacklist Plugin Yes
Warnings Plugin Yes
Suspension Plugin Yes
Bans Yes Yes
IP-Block Plugin Yes
Audit Logging Plugin Yes
User Reports Plugin Yes
Other   Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
NotificationbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
E-Mail Plugin Yes
Instant Messaging Plugin Jabber
Bookmarks Yes Yes
CommunitybbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Avatars Plugin Yes
User Ranks Plugin Yes
Rating/Karma System Plugin Patch
Signatures Plugin Yes
Users Online List Plugin Yes
Private Messaging Plugin Yes
Custom profile fields Plugin Yes
ModerationbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Moderators global global and forums
Move Threads Yes Yes
Split Threads Plugin Yes
Close Threads Yes Yes
Shadow Topics   Yes
Sticky Threads Yes Yes
Important Threads Plugin Yes
SearchbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Full-text search Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes
Advanced search Plugin Yes
Unread Topics   Database tracked
CustomizationbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Languages Dozens 48 at the time of writing, see www.phpbb.com
Templates global global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Plugin Yes
Skin-Editor No Yes
Smiley Packs Plugin Yes
Plugins Yes Yes
Special FeaturesbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Statistics Yes Yes
Polls Plugin Yes
Calendar No No
Friendly URLs Yes Plugin
Data ManagementbbPress DetailsphpBB Details
Pruning Plugin Yes
Archiving Plugin No
Export Formats BBXF SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Export private messages Plugin Yes
Lo-Fi View Plugin Yes
Last updated2009-03-112011-06-22

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