JForum vs. XMB vs. Vanilla vs. Phorum vs. MyBB vs. Viscacha

General JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Version
2.1.8
1.9.11
2.6.4
5.2.9a
1.6.3
0.8.1
Release Date
2008-10-31 (12 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2018-10-28 (2 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2010-12-03 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-01-02 (13 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2010-12-04 (10 years ago)
Author
Rafael Steil
The XMB Group
Vanilla Forums Inc
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
The Viscacha Project
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
General Public License
GPL
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
GPL
License cost
0
0.00
0
0
US$0
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Programming Language
Java
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Data Storage
3
MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
HSQLDB
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Anti-Spam and Security JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
E-Mail Protection
Notification JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Search JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
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
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Languages
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
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Data Management JForum XMB Vanilla Phorum MyBB Viscacha
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Export Formats
Proprietary or MySQLDump
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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