Feature List

GeneralMyBB Details
Version 1.6.3
Release Date 17 April 2011
Author MyBB Group
URL www.mybb.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License Custom
License cost US$0
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard
Upgrade method wizard
Data StorageMyBB Details
Postgres Yes
Oracle No
SQLite Yes
Textfiles No
Hosting available No
PostsMyBB Details
BBCode Yes
Emoticons Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Attachments Multiple files
ForumsMyBB Details
Categories Yes
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums Yes
Trashcan Forum Plugin
Anti-Spam and SecurityMyBB Details
Groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes
ACLs Yes
Blacklist Yes
Warnings Yes
Suspension Yes
Bans Yes
IP-Block Yes
Audit Logging Yes
User Reports Yes
Other Akismet plugin available.
NotificationMyBB Details
E-Mail Yes
Instant Messaging  
Bookmarks Yes
CommunityMyBB Details
Avatars Yes
User Ranks Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes
Signatures Yes
Users Online List Yes
Private Messaging Yes
Custom profile fields Yes
ModerationMyBB Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads Yes
Split Threads Yes
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics Yes
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads Yes
SearchMyBB Details
Full-text search Yes
Author search Yes
Advanced search Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked
CustomizationMyBB Details
Languages Many
Templates global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes
Smiley Packs Yes
Plugins Yes
Special FeaturesMyBB Details
Statistics Yes
Polls Yes
Calendar Yes
Friendly URLs Plugin
Data ManagementMyBB Details
Pruning Plugin
Archiving No
Export Formats  
Export private messages Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes


From official website:
"MyBB is a powerful, efficient and free forum package developed in PHP and MySQL. MyBB has been designed with the end users in mind, you and your subscribers. Full control over your discussion system is presented right at the tip of your fingers, from multiple styles and themes to the ultimate customisation of your forums using the template system."

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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These screenshots should give you a first impression how MyBB looks like. Remember: The look of many forums can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.


A fresh installation of MyBB - this is how the main index page looks.

Admin CP

A fresh installation of MyBB - this is how the Admin CP looks.

Security Advisories

The following security advisories for MyBB are listed at Secunia. You should always make sure to run an up-to-date version of the software and apply security related patches as soon as possible.

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