TinyBB vs. phpBB vs. MyBB vs. SMF vs. Yazd vs. dnfBB

General TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Version
1.4
3.0.8
1.6.3
2.0.6
3.0 Stable-Beta
2.0
Release Date
2011-01-31 (10 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2007-03-26 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-26 (8 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2006-11-07 (14 years ago)
2007-03-29 (14 years ago)
Author
Jake Steele
The phpBB Group
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
Group Effort
dnfBB Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
PHP license
General Public License
Custom
BSD
Apache
IDPL
License cost
$0
0.00
US$0
0
Free
N/A
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Technology TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
one level
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP-Block
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Logging
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Other
Plugins available
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Plugins available
Jabber
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Community TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Moderation TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Search TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Full-text search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Data Management TinyBB phpBB MyBB SMF Yazd dnfBB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Archiving
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Export Formats
Plugins available
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
WAP(2), IMode
none
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
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