TinyBB vs. SMF vs. FUDforum

General TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Version
1.4
2.0.6
3.0.9
Release Date
2011-01-31 (11 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2018-05-17 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-26 (9 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
Author
Jake Steele
Simple Machines
The FUDForum development team and user community.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
PHP license
BSD
GNU General Public License
License cost
$0
0
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
Technology TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
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
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts TinyBB SMF FUDforum
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security TinyBB SMF FUDforum
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Plugin
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other
Plugins available
An Akismet mod is available
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Notification TinyBB SMF FUDforum
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Plugins available
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks
No
Plugin
Yes
Community TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Moderation TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Plugin
Yes
Search TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Full-text search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Author search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Optional
Yes
Patch
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Data Management TinyBB SMF FUDforum
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
Optional
Export Formats
Plugins available
WAP(2), IMode
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages
No
Plugin
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Optional
remove TinyBB remove SMF remove FUDforum