dnfBB vs. XMB vs. JForum vs. Yazd vs. Vanilla vs. YaBB

General dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Version
2.0
1.9.11
2.1.8
3.0 Stable-Beta
2.6.4
2.5 AE
Release Date
2007-03-26 (13 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-31 (11 years ago)
2006-01-05 (14 years ago)
2018-10-28 (1 year ago)
2010-07-04 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2007-03-29 (13 years ago)
2012-03-02 (8 years ago)
2008-01-02 (12 years ago)
2006-11-07 (13 years ago)
2018-11-01 (1 year ago)
2010-07-06 (10 years ago)
Author
dnfBB Team
The XMB Group
Rafael Steil
Group Effort
Vanilla Forums Inc
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
IDPL
General Public License
BSD
Apache
GPL
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
N/A
0.00
0
Free
0
Free
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
manual
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Technology dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Programming Language
C#
php
Java
Java
PHP
Perl
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
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
0
Other Storage
HSQLDB
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Single
Nested
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
Yes
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
No
one level
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Patch
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
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
No
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Bans
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Optional
User Reports
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Community dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Moderation dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Moderators
global and forums
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
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Search dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
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
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Patch
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Data Management dnfBB XMB JForum Yazd Vanilla YaBB
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Export Formats
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
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