Beehive Forum vs. MyBB vs. Phorum vs. FUDforum vs. SMF vs. XMB

General Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Version
1.4.7
1.6.3
5.2.9a
3.0.9
2.0.6
1.9.11
Release Date
2015-06-03 (6 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
Last Update here
2016-02-08 (5 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
Author
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
MyBB Group
Phorum Dev Team
The FUDForum development team and user community.
Simple Machines
The XMB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
Custom
The Phorum License (BSD)
GNU General Public License
BSD
General Public License
License cost
0
US$0
0
Free
0
0.00
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Technology Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
php
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
BBCode
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Worming, Pilllorying
Akismet plugin available.
Aksimet Plugin
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes
0
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Community Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Moderation Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Optional
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Friendly URLs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Data Management Beehive Forum MyBB Phorum FUDforum SMF XMB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Unknown
No
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Export Formats
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
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