Unclassified NewsBoard vs. XMB vs. Vanilla vs. phpBB vs. MyBB vs. Viscacha

General Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Version
2015-07-13
1.9.11
2.6.4
3.0.8
1.6.3
0.8.1
Release Date
2015-07-12 (4 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2018-10-28 (8 months ago)
2010-11-19 (8 years ago)
2011-04-16 (8 years ago)
2010-12-03 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-01 (8 months ago)
2012-03-02 (7 years ago)
2018-11-01 (8 months ago)
2011-06-22 (8 years ago)
2011-06-22 (8 years ago)
2010-12-04 (8 years ago)
Author
Yves Goergen
The XMB Group
Vanilla Forums Inc
The phpBB Group
MyBB Group
The Viscacha Project
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
GPL
General Public License
Custom
GPL
License cost
0
0.00
0
0.00
US$0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Programming Language
PHP 5
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
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
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
one level
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Anti-Spam and Security Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Akismet plugin available.
E-Mail Protection
Notification Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Jabber
Jabber
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Search Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Languages
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
0
0
0
Mobile View
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Data Management Unclassified NewsBoard XMB Vanilla phpBB MyBB Viscacha
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Export Formats
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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