XMB vs. Phorum vs. Yazd vs. OvBB vs. dnfBB

General XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Version
1.9.11
5.2.9a
3.0 Stable-Beta
0.16a
2.0
Release Date
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
2007-03-26 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2007-03-29 (14 years ago)
Author
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Group Effort
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
dnfBB Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Apache
MIT
IDPL
License cost
0.00
0
Free
0
N/A
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Programming Language
php
PHP
Java
PHP
C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
BBCode
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
No
Emoticons
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
multiple levels
one level
No
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Warnings
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Suspension
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Optional
Unknown
No
No
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Notification XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
RSS/ATOM
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Community XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Avatars
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom profile fields
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Moderation XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Search XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
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
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Skin-Editor
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Smiley Packs
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Polls
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Data Management XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Archiving
No
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
none
No
Export private messages
No
No
No
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
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