Yazd vs. XMB vs. Vanilla vs. JForum vs. dnfBB vs. MyBB

General Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Version
3.0 Stable-Beta
1.9.11
2.6.4
2.1.8
2.0
1.6.3
Release Date
2006-01-05 (14 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2018-10-28 (1 year ago)
2008-10-31 (11 years ago)
2007-03-26 (13 years ago)
2011-04-16 (9 years ago)
Last Update here
2006-11-07 (13 years ago)
2012-03-02 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (1 year ago)
2008-01-02 (12 years ago)
2007-03-29 (13 years ago)
2011-06-22 (9 years ago)
Author
Group Effort
The XMB Group
Vanilla Forums Inc
Rafael Steil
dnfBB Team
MyBB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache
General Public License
GPL
BSD
IDPL
Custom
License cost
Free
0.00
0
0
N/A
US$0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
manual
manual
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Programming Language
Java
php
PHP
Java
C#
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
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
HSQLDB
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Quoting
Single
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
one level
one level
unlimited
No
No
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Anti-Spam and Security Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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
Yes
No
No
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Akismet plugin available.
Notification Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Moderation Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
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 Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Languages
0
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Data Management Yazd XMB Vanilla JForum dnfBB MyBB
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Export Formats
none
Proprietary or MySQLDump
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
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