dnfBB vs. XMB vs. JForum vs. Beehive Forum vs. Phorum vs. Yazd

General dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Version
2.0
1.9.11
2.1.8
1.4.7
5.2.9a
3.0 Stable-Beta
Release Date
2007-03-26 (12 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-31 (10 years ago)
2015-06-03 (4 years ago)
2008-10-12 (10 years ago)
2006-01-05 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2007-03-29 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (7 years ago)
2008-01-02 (11 years ago)
2016-02-08 (3 years ago)
2008-10-16 (10 years ago)
2006-11-07 (12 years ago)
Author
dnfBB Team
The XMB Group
Rafael Steil
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
Phorum Dev Team
Group Effort
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
IDPL
General Public License
BSD
GPL
The Phorum License (BSD)
Apache
License cost
N/A
0.00
0
0
0
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Technology dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Programming Language
C#
php
Java
PHP
PHP
Java
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
HSQLDB
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
No
multiple levels
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
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
No
Blacklist
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Bans
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Unknown
User Reports
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other
Worming, Pilllorying
Aksimet Plugin
Notification dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Yes
0
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Community dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
No
Moderation dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Search dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Data Management dnfBB XMB JForum Beehive Forum Phorum Yazd
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Export Formats
none
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
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