Phorum vs. MyBB vs. Vanilla vs. Yazd

General Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Version
5.2.9a
1.6.3
2.6.4
3.0 Stable-Beta
Release Date
2008-10-12 (15 years ago)
2011-04-16 (13 years ago)
2018-10-28 (5 years ago)
2006-01-05 (18 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2011-06-22 (13 years ago)
2018-11-01 (5 years ago)
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
Author
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
Vanilla Forums Inc
Group Effort
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
GPL
Apache
License cost
0
US$0
0
Free
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
Technology Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
BBCode
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Optional
Yes
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Community Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Avatars
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Moderation Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Search Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
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
Session tracked
Customization Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Languages
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
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Calendar
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Data Management Phorum MyBB Vanilla Yazd
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
Export Formats
Proprietary or MySQLDump
none
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
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