TikiWiki CMS-Groupware vs. MyBB vs. FUDforum vs. SMF vs. Phorum

General TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Version
10.1, 9.4 LTS and 6.10 LTS
1.6.3
3.0.9
2.0.6
5.2.9a
Release Date
2013-02-08 (8 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-02-19 (8 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
Author
Tiki Software Community Association
MyBB Group
The FUDForum development team and user community.
Simple Machines
Phorum Dev Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
LGPL
Custom
GNU General Public License
BSD
The Phorum License (BSD)
License cost
0
US$0
Free
0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
Technology TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL 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
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
HTML
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Attachments
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
multiple levels
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
An Akismet mod is available
Aksimet Plugin
Notification TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Community TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Signatures
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
No
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Calendar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management TikiWiki CMS-Groupware MyBB FUDforum SMF Phorum
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Export Formats
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
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