OvBB vs. XMB vs. Yazd vs. Vanilla vs. GroupServer vs. bbPress

General OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Version
0.16a
1.9.11
3.0 Stable-Beta
2.6.4
1.0β
0.9.0.4
Release Date
2007-04-05 (13 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2006-01-05 (14 years ago)
2018-10-28 (1 year ago)
2010 June 16
2009-01-02 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-01-21 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (8 years ago)
2006-11-07 (13 years ago)
2018-11-01 (1 year ago)
2010-06-21 (10 years ago)
2009-03-11 (11 years ago)
Author
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
The XMB Group
Group Effort
Vanilla Forums Inc
OnlineGroups.Net
bbpress.org
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT
General Public License
Apache
GPL
GPL
GPL2
License cost
0
0.00
Free
0
$0
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
manual
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Technology OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Programming Language
PHP
php
Java
PHP
Python & Zope
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Single
None
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
one level
unlimited
No
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Warnings
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Suspension
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
User Reports
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
Notification OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Instant Messaging
No
0
Integrated Chat
Plugin
Bookmarks
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Community OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Moderation OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Search OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Full-text search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Languages
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
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Statistics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Data Management OvBB XMB Yazd Vanilla GroupServer bbPress
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Archiving
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Export Formats
No
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
XML, mbox
BBXF
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
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