XMB vs. Yazd vs. MyBB vs. Phorum vs. OvBB

General XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Version
1.9.11
3.0 Stable-Beta
1.6.3
5.2.9a
0.16a
Release Date
Febuary 28, 2009
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
Author
The XMB Group
Group Effort
MyBB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
General Public License
Apache
Custom
The Phorum License (BSD)
MIT
License cost
0.00
Free
US$0
0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Programming Language
php
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
HTML
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Quoting
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
one level
unlimited
multiple levels
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Suspension
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
User Reports
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Aksimet Plugin
Notification XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
RSS/ATOM
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
No
Bookmarks
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Community XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Moderation XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Search XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
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
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Smiley Packs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Polls
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Data Management XMB Yazd MyBB Phorum OvBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
none
No
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
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