Yazd vs. XMB vs. dnfBB vs. JForum vs. Phorum vs. Beehive Forum

General Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Version
3.0 Stable-Beta
1.9.11
2.0
2.1.8
5.2.9a
1.4.7
Release Date
2006-01-05 (13 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2007-03-26 (12 years ago)
2008-10-31 (10 years ago)
2008-10-12 (10 years ago)
2015-06-03 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2006-11-07 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (7 years ago)
2007-03-29 (12 years ago)
2008-01-02 (11 years ago)
2008-10-16 (10 years ago)
2016-02-08 (3 years ago)
Author
Group Effort
The XMB Group
dnfBB Team
Rafael Steil
Phorum Dev Team
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache
General Public License
IDPL
BSD
The Phorum License (BSD)
GPL
License cost
Free
0.00
N/A
0
0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Technology Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Programming Language
Java
php
C#
Java
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
HSQLDB
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
HTML
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
one level
No
No
multiple levels
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Other
Aksimet Plugin
Worming, Pilllorying
Notification Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
0
Yes
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Optional
Moderation Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
CSS only
global
global and forum specific
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Data Management Yazd XMB dnfBB JForum Phorum Beehive Forum
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Export Formats
none
Export private messages
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
No
Optional
Yes
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