XMB vs. Phorum vs. MyBB vs. Yazd

General XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Version
1.9.11
5.2.9a
1.6.3
3.0 Stable-Beta
Release Date
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (15 years ago)
2011-04-16 (13 years ago)
2006-01-05 (18 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-03-02 (12 years ago)
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2011-06-22 (13 years ago)
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
Author
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
MyBB Group
Group Effort
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Custom
Apache
License cost
0.00
0
US$0
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
Technology XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Programming Language
php
PHP
PHP
Java
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
BBCode
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
multiple levels
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
No
Anti-Spam and Security XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Akismet plugin available.
Notification XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
RSS/ATOM
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Community XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Avatars
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Moderation XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Search XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Languages
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Skin-Editor
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Calendar
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Data Management XMB Phorum MyBB Yazd
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
none
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
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