EvilBoard vs. Yazd vs. XMB vs. Unclassified NewsBoard vs. Phorum vs. SMF

General EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Version
0.1a
3.0 Stable-Beta
1.9.11
2015-07-13
5.2.9a
2.0.6
Release Date
2006-10-02 (15 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2015-07-12 (6 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
Author
Arne-Christian Blystad
Group Effort
The XMB Group
Yves Goergen
Phorum Dev Team
Simple Machines
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
LGPL
Apache
General Public License
GPL
The Phorum License (BSD)
BSD
License cost
Free
0.00
0
0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Installation method
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
No
Technology EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Programming Language
PHP
Java
php
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
None
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
one level
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
Last Post
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
CAPTCHA
No
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Other
Aksimet Plugin
An Akismet mod is available
Notification EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
RSS/ATOM
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Jabber
0
Bookmarks
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Community EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Search EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Full-text search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Languages
0
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Statistics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management EvilBoard Yazd XMB Unclassified NewsBoard Phorum SMF
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Export Formats
none
none
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
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