SMF vs. FUDforum vs. YetAnotherForum.NET

General SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Version
2.0.6
3.0.9
v1.9.3
Release Date
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2018-05-17 (4 years ago)
2009-04-21 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2009-08-02 (12 years ago)
Author
Simple Machines
The FUDForum development team and user community.
Tiny Gecko
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GNU General Public License
GPL v2.0
License cost
0
Free
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
Yes
No
Technology SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
ASP.NET, C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
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
1
Microsoft SQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Yes
Yes
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
An Akismet mod is available
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Notification SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Community SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Search SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Yes
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Data Management SMF FUDforum YetAnotherForum.NET
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Plugin
Optional
No
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages
Plugin
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
No
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