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

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