Jive Forums vs. Yazd vs. JForum vs. bttlxeForum vs. SMF vs. idealBB

General Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Version
5.0.5
3.0 Stable-Beta
2.1.8
2.0
2.0.6
Ideal BB.Net Version 3.1.6
Release Date
2006-08-29 (14 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2008-10-31 (12 years ago)
2004-07-31 (16 years ago)
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
2006-12-03 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2006-12-06 (14 years ago)
2006-11-07 (14 years ago)
2008-01-02 (13 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2006-12-04 (14 years ago)
Author
Jive Software
Group Effort
Rafael Steil
Battleaxe Software
Simple Machines
Ideal Science, Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
License
Per User
Apache
BSD
Free
BSD
License cost
$1,950 to $19,950
Free
0
Free
0
$299 - $24,999
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded
Setup Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Technology Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Programming Language
Java, J2EE, JSP
Java
Java
ASP
PHP
ASP.Net, C #
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Data Storage
5
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
HSQLDB
MS Access
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
No
No
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
one level
No
No
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Unknown
ACLs
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Other
An Akismet mod is available
Notification Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
0
0
None
No
Bookmarks
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Community Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Moderation Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Shadow Topics
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Search Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Smiley Packs
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Data Management Jive Forums Yazd JForum bttlxeForum SMF idealBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Export Formats
XML
none
None
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
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