UBB.threads vs. MyBB vs. vBulletin vs. FluxBB vs. bbPress vs. SMF

General UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Version
7.5.4.2
1.6.3
4.1.5
1.4.5
0.9.0.4
2.0.6
Release Date
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
22/03/2011
2009-01-02 (12 years ago)
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-02-04 (11 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2011-08-25 (9 years ago)
2011-05-05 (10 years ago)
2009-03-11 (12 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
Author
Mindraven
MyBB Group
vBulletin Solutions
FluxBB development team
bbpress.org
Simple Machines
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Commercial
Custom
commercial / visible source
GPL v2
GPL2
BSD
License cost
$139
US$0
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
0
0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
No
Technology UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
No
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
No
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Akismet
An Akismet mod is available
Notification UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Plugin
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Community UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Moderation UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
CSS only
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Data Management UBB.threads MyBB vBulletin FluxBB bbPress SMF
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Export Formats
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
BBXF
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
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