Phorum vs. SMF vs. FUDforum

General Phorum SMF FUDforum
Version
5.2.9a
2.0.6
3.0.9
Release Date
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2018-05-17 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
Author
Phorum Dev Team
Simple Machines
The FUDForum development team and user community.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
The Phorum License (BSD)
BSD
GNU General Public License
License cost
0
0
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Phorum SMF FUDforum
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
Technology Phorum SMF FUDforum
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Phorum SMF FUDforum
BBCode
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums Phorum SMF FUDforum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Phorum SMF FUDforum
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Aksimet Plugin
An Akismet mod is available
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Notification Phorum SMF FUDforum
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Community Phorum SMF FUDforum
Avatars
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Phorum SMF FUDforum
Moderators
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search Phorum SMF FUDforum
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Phorum SMF FUDforum
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Phorum SMF FUDforum
Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
Yes
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Data Management Phorum SMF FUDforum
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
Optional
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages
No
Plugin
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Yes
Optional
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