OvBB vs. XMB vs. MyBB vs. SMF vs. Yazd

General OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Version
0.16a
1.9.11
1.6.3
2.0.6
3.0 Stable-Beta
Release Date
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
Author
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
The XMB Group
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
Group Effort
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT
General Public License
Custom
BSD
Apache
License cost
0
0.00
US$0
0
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Programming Language
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
Java
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
unlimited
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Community OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Moderation OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Search OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Full-text search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Statistics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Data Management OvBB XMB MyBB SMF Yazd
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Export Formats
No
WAP(2), IMode
none
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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