Viscacha vs. XMB vs. Phorum vs. MyBB vs. SMF

General Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Version
0.8.1
1.9.11
5.2.9a
1.6.3
2.0.6
Release Date
2010-12-03 (10 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-12-04 (10 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
Author
The Viscacha Project
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
Simple Machines
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
BSD
License cost
0
0.00
0
US$0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Programming Language
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
one level
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
E-Mail Protection
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
An Akismet mod is available
Notification Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Community Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Search Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Data Management Viscacha XMB Phorum MyBB SMF
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Export Formats
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
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