Viscacha vs. Phorum vs. MyBB

General Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Version
0.8.1
5.2.9a
1.6.3
Release Date
2010-12-03 (11 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-12-04 (11 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
Author
The Viscacha Project
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
License cost
0
0
US$0
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
Technology Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
No
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Viscacha Phorum MyBB
BBCode
Yes
Optional
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
Anti-Spam and Security Viscacha Phorum MyBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Optional
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
E-Mail Protection
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
Notification Viscacha Phorum MyBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Avatars
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Patch
Yes
Yes
Search Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management Viscacha Phorum MyBB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
No
No
No
Export Formats
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
Yes
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