dnfBB vs. XMB vs. Phorum vs. MyBB vs. SMF

General dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Version
2.0
1.9.11
5.2.9a
1.6.3
2.0.6
Release Date
2007-03-26 (14 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2007-03-29 (14 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
Author
dnfBB Team
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
IDPL
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
BSD
License cost
N/A
0.00
0
US$0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Programming Language
C#
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Community dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Search dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management dnfBB XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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