Viscacha vs. MyBB vs. Beehive Forum vs. Phorum vs. SMF vs. XMB

General Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Version
0.8.1
1.6.3
1.4.7
5.2.9a
2.0.6
1.9.11
Release Date
2010-12-03 (10 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2015-06-03 (6 years ago)
2008-10-12 (12 years ago)
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
Last Update here
2010-12-04 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2016-02-08 (5 years ago)
2008-10-16 (12 years ago)
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
Author
The Viscacha Project
MyBB Group
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
Phorum Dev Team
Simple Machines
The XMB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
Custom
GPL
The Phorum License (BSD)
BSD
General Public License
License cost
0
US$0
0
0
0
0.00
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
php
UTF-8 Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
E-Mail Protection
Akismet plugin available.
Worming, Pilllorying
Aksimet Plugin
An Akismet mod is available
Notification Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Yes
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Community Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Moderation Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Search Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugins
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Friendly URLs
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Data Management Viscacha MyBB Beehive Forum Phorum SMF XMB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Export Formats
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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