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

General TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Version
1.4
2.0.6
3.0.9
3.0.8
v1.9.3
1.9.11
Release Date
2011-01-31 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2009-04-21 (12 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
Last Update here
2012-11-26 (8 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2009-08-02 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
Author
Jake Steele
Simple Machines
The FUDForum development team and user community.
The phpBB Group
Tiny Gecko
The XMB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
PHP license
BSD
GNU General Public License
General Public License
GPL v2.0
General Public License
License cost
$0
0
Free
0.00
Free
0.00
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
ASP.NET, C#
php
UTF-8 Support
Yes
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
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Anti-Spam and Security TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
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 XMB
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
E-Mail
No
Yes
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
Yes
Community TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
No
Plugin
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Moderation TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Full-text search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Customization TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Data Management TinyBB SMF FUDforum phpBB YetAnotherForum.NET XMB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
Optional
No
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
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
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