myUPB vs. YaBB vs. Invision Power Board vs. Yazd vs. Phorum vs. Vanilla

General myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Version
2.2.6
2.5 AE
3.2.3
3.0 Stable-Beta
5.2.9a
2.6.4
Release Date
2009-06-05 (13 years ago)
2010-07-04 (12 years ago)
2011-10-17 (11 years ago)
2006-01-05 (17 years ago)
2008-10-12 (14 years ago)
2018-10-28 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-06-09 (13 years ago)
2010-07-06 (12 years ago)
2012-02-07 (10 years ago)
2006-11-07 (16 years ago)
2008-10-16 (14 years ago)
2018-11-01 (4 years ago)
Author
PHP Outburst
YaBB Development Team
Invision Power Services
Group Effort
Phorum Dev Team
Vanilla Forums Inc
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
Commercial
Apache
The Phorum License (BSD)
GPL
License cost
free
Free
License from $175 / Hosted from $5 per month
Free
0
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
manual
Hosting available
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Technology myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Programming Language
PHP
Perl
PHP 5.2+
Java
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
0
0
1
MySQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Attachments
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
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 myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
unlimited
one level
multiple levels
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Patch
Yes
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Groups
No
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Suspension
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
User Reports
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Other
IP address log
trademark "the Guardian" system
Spam Monitoring Service, Flag As Spammer, Question & Answer System
Aksimet Plugin
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
No
0
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Community myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Moderation myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Search myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum 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
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Calendar
No
Patch
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Friendly URLs
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Data Management myUPB YaBB Invision Power Board Yazd Phorum Vanilla
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Export Formats
full textdb export
print layout; storage folders
SQL
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
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