Phorum vs. phpBB

General Phorum phpBB
Version
5.2.9a
3.0.8
Release Date
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2010-11-19 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
Author
Phorum Dev Team
The phpBB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
The Phorum License (BSD)
General Public License
License cost
0
0.00
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup Phorum phpBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
Technology Phorum phpBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Phorum phpBB
BBCode
Optional
Yes
HTML
Optional
No
Emoticons
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Phorum phpBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Subforums
multiple levels
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security Phorum phpBB
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Optional
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Notification Phorum phpBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Jabber
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Community Phorum phpBB
Avatars
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Moderation Phorum phpBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Search Phorum phpBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Phorum phpBB
Languages
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Special Features Phorum phpBB
Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management Phorum phpBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Export Formats
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Export private messages
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Yes
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