TinyBB vs. SMF vs. FUDforum vs. phpBB vs. YetAnotherForum.NET

General TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Version
1.4
2.0.6
3.0.9
3.0.8
v1.9.3
Release Date
2011-01-31 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2010-11-19 (11 years ago)
2009-04-21 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-26 (9 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2009-08-02 (12 years ago)
Author
Jake Steele
Simple Machines
The FUDForum development team and user community.
The phpBB Group
Tiny Gecko
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
PHP license
BSD
GNU General Public License
General Public License
GPL v2.0
License cost
$0
0
Free
0.00
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Technology TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
ASP.NET, C#
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
6
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 TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Plugins available
An Akismet mod is available
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Notification TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Plugins available
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Jabber
Bookmarks
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Community TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
No
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Full-text search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Data Management TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Export Formats
Plugins available
WAP(2), IMode
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Export private messages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
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