idealBB vs. Yazd vs. MyBB vs. XMB vs. Vanilla vs. bbPress

General idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Version
Ideal BB.Net Version 3.1.6
3.0 Stable-Beta
1.6.3
1.9.11
2.6.4
0.9.0.4
Release Date
2006-12-03 (14 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2018-10-28 (2 years ago)
2009-01-02 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2006-12-04 (14 years ago)
2006-11-07 (14 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2009-03-11 (12 years ago)
Author
Ideal Science, Inc.
Group Effort
MyBB Group
The XMB Group
Vanilla Forums Inc
bbpress.org
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache
Custom
General Public License
GPL
GPL2
License cost
$299 - $24,999
Free
US$0
0.00
0
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Threaded
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Technology idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Programming Language
ASP.Net, C #
Java
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
No
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
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Quoting
Single
Single
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Attachments
Multiple files
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 idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
one level
unlimited
one level
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
CAPTCHA
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Flood Control
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Warnings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Suspension
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Audit Logging
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
User Reports
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
RSS/ATOM
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Instant Messaging
No
0
Plugin
Bookmarks
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Rating/Karma System
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom profile fields
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Moderation idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Close Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Search idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
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
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Smiley Packs
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Calendar
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Management idealBB Yazd MyBB XMB Vanilla bbPress
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Export Formats
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
BBXF
Export private messages
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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