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

General Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Version
1.4.7
1.6.3
2.0.6
5.2.9a
1.9.11
0.8.1
Release Date
2015-06-03 (6 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
2008-10-12 (12 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2010-12-03 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2016-02-08 (5 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2008-10-16 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2010-12-04 (10 years ago)
Author
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
Phorum Dev Team
The XMB Group
The Viscacha Project
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
Custom
BSD
The Phorum License (BSD)
General Public License
GPL
License cost
0
US$0
0
0
0.00
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Technology Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
php
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
multiple levels
one level
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
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
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Worming, Pilllorying
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Aksimet Plugin
E-Mail Protection
Notification Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes
0
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Moderation Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Search Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Customization Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Friendly URLs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Data Management Beehive Forum MyBB SMF Phorum XMB Viscacha
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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