Monkey Boards vs. XMB vs. dnfBB vs. Beehive Forum vs. OvBB vs. Vanilla

General Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Version
0.4
1.9.11
2.0
1.4.7
0.16a
2.6.4
Release Date
2007-02-18 (17 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2007-03-26 (17 years ago)
2015-06-03 (9 years ago)
2007-04-05 (17 years ago)
2018-10-28 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2007-02-19 (17 years ago)
2012-03-02 (12 years ago)
2007-03-29 (17 years ago)
2016-02-08 (8 years ago)
2008-01-21 (16 years ago)
2018-11-01 (5 years ago)
Author
James Greenwood
The XMB Group
dnfBB Team
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
Vanilla Forums Inc
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
IDPL
GPL
MIT
GPL
License cost
0
0.00
N/A
0
0
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Technology Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Programming Language
PHP
php
C#
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
HTML
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Attachments
No
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
No
No
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Groups
No
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
Worming, Pilllorying
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Yes
No
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Community Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Avatars
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Signatures
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Users Online List
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Private Messaging
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Moderation Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Search Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
No
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Languages
0
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
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Templates
global
global and forum specific
CSS only
CSS only
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Data Management Monkey Boards XMB dnfBB Beehive Forum OvBB Vanilla
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Export Formats
None (cannot be exported)
No
Proprietary or MySQLDump
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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