FluxBB vs. MyBB vs. phpBB vs. vBulletin vs. bbPress vs. UBB.threads

General FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Version
1.4.5
1.6.3
3.0.8
4.1.5
0.9.0.4
7.5.4.2
Release Date
22/03/2011
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
2009-01-02 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2011-05-05 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2011-08-25 (9 years ago)
2009-03-11 (12 years ago)
2010-02-04 (11 years ago)
Author
FluxBB development team
MyBB Group
The phpBB Group
vBulletin Solutions
bbpress.org
Mindraven
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
License
GPL v2
Custom
General Public License
commercial / visible source
GPL2
Commercial
License cost
0
US$0
0.00
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
0
$139
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
No
Technology FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Patch
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Patch
Yes
Yes
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 FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
CAPTCHA
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Warnings
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Suspension
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Audit Logging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Akismet
Notification FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Instant Messaging
Jabber
Plugin
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Patch
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom profile fields
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Moderation FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
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
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Management FluxBB MyBB phpBB vBulletin bbPress UBB.threads
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Patch
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Export Formats
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
BBXF
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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