Phorum vs. MyBB vs. SMF vs. Unclassified NewsBoard

General Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Version
5.2.9a
1.6.3
2.0.6
2015-07-13
Release Date
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2015-07-12 (6 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
Author
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
Yves Goergen
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
BSD
GPL
License cost
0
US$0
0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
Technology Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
BBCode
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticons
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Mark as solved
No
Forums Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Audit Logging
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Jabber
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Community Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Avatars
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Languages
0
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Data Management Phorum MyBB SMF Unclassified NewsBoard
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Archiving
No
No
Plugin
No
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
none
Export private messages
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
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