Vanilla vs. XMB vs. Invision Power Board

General Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Version
2.6.4
1.9.11
3.2.3
Release Date
2018-10-28 (2 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2011-10-17 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2012-02-07 (9 years ago)
Author
Vanilla Forums Inc
The XMB Group
Invision Power Services
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
License
GPL
General Public License
Commercial
License cost
0
0.00
License from $175 / Hosted from $5 per month
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
Technology Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Programming Language
PHP
php
PHP 5.2+
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
BBCode
Plugin
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Yes
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
one level
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Yes
No
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Spam Monitoring Service, Flag As Spammer, Question & Answer System
Notification Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Moderation Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Languages
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
Mobile View
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Management Vanilla XMB Invision Power Board
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Export Formats
Proprietary or MySQLDump
SQL
Export private messages
Yes
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
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