Comparison of Internet forum software (PHP)

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This is a comparison of the features of various Internet forum packages written in PHP.

Contents

General information

Basic general information about the forums: creator/company, license/price etc.

Creator Current stable version License Latest release date
Beehive Forum Mark Rendle, Matt Beale 0.9.1 GPL 2009-07-24
bbPress Automattic 1.0.2 GPL 2009-07-28
FluxBB FluxBB.org Developers 1.2.22 GPL 2009-08-31
FruitShow Wayne Venables 0.6 BSD 2007-07-06
FUDforum Ilia Alshanetsky and community 3.0.0 GPL 2009-11-01
IceBB - abandoned XAOS Interactive 1.0-rc10 GPL 2008-08-11
Invision Power Board Invision Power Services Inc. 3.0.5 Proprietary 2009-12-08
kusaba tj9991.com 1.0.4 GPL 2008-03-11
MercuryBoard Jason Warner, Mark Elliot, and Jonathan West 1.1.7 GPL 2008-02-24
miniBB Paul Puzyrev & Sergei Larionov 2.3 GPL 2009-02-16
MyBB MyBB Group 1.4.11 GPL 2009-12-29
NextBBS Chris FR & Team 0.5.3 GPL 2008-02-18
NinkoBB Nijiko Yonskai 1.0.9 GPL 2010-02-01
OvBB Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto V0.16a MIT 2007-04-06
Phorum Brian Moon 5.2.11 Phorum License 2 (BSD like) 2009-05-22
phpBB3 phpBB Group 3.0.6 GPL 2009-11-17
PunBB Rickard Andersson 1.3.4 GPL 2009-05-20
Quicksilver Forums Geoff Dunn, Roger Libiez (Samson) & The Quicksilver Forums Development Team 1.4.1 GPL 2007-09-29
Simple Machines 1 Simple Machines LLC 1.1.11 SMF License 2009-12-1
Simple Machines 2 Simple Machines LLC 2.0 RC2 SMF License 2009-10-03
Think Tank Forums Lucas Reddinger 1-alpha BSD Unknown
UBB.threads Mindraven, Inc. 7.5.4.2 Proprietary 2009-11-05
UseBB Dietrich Moerman 1.0.9 GPL 2008-05-29
Vanilla Mark O'Sullivan 1.1.10 GPL 2009-11-23
vBulletin vBulletin Solutions Inc. 4.0.1 Proprietary 2010-01-12
XMB XMB Software 1.9.11 GPL 2009-03-01
Creator Current stable version License Latest release date

Features

Flat Threaded User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor
Beehive Forum Yes Yes Yes No Yes Full Yes
bbPress Yes Plugin Yes No Plugin Plugin Plugin
FluxBB Yes No Yes No No Session No
FruitShow Yes No No No No Session No
FUDforum Yes Yes Yes No Yes Full Yes
IceBB Yes No Yes No Yes Full No
Invision Power Board Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Yes
kusaba Yes Yes Yes No Yes  ? No
MercuryBoard Yes No Yes No Yes Session No
miniBB Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MyBB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full No
NextBBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Yes
NinkoBB Yes No No No No  ? No
Phorum Yes Yes Yes No Yes Full No
phpBB3 Yes No Yes Plugin Yes Full No
PunBB Yes No Yes No No Session No
Quicksilver Forums Yes No Yes No Yes Full No
Simple Machines 1 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Full No
Simple Machines 2 Yes Plugin[1] Yes Yes Yes Full Yes
Think Tank Forums Yes No No No No Full No
UBB.threads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Planned (Version 8.0)
UseBB Yes No Yes No No Session No
Vanilla Yes No Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
vBulletin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Yes
XMB Yes Yes Yes No Yes  ? No
Flat Threaded User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor

Data storage

Information about what data storage system can be used.

MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle SQLite Firebird
Beehive Forum Yes No No No No No
bbPress Yes No No No No No
FluxBB Yes Yes No No Yes No
FruitShow Yes No No No No No
FUDforum Yes Yes No No Yes No
IceBB Yes No No No No No
Invision Power Board Yes No Yes ($60) No No No
kusaba Yes No No No No No
MercuryBoard Yes No No No No No
miniBB Yes No No No No No
MyBB Yes Yes No No Yes No
NextBBS Yes Yes No No Yes No
NinkoBB Yes No No No No No
Phorum Yes Yes No No No No
phpBB3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PunBB Yes Yes No No Yes No
Quicksilver Forums Yes No No No No No
Simple Machines 1 Yes No No No No No
Simple Machines 2 Yes Yes No No Yes No
Think Tank Forums Yes No No No No No
UBB.threads Yes No No No No No
UseBB Yes No No No No No
Vanilla Yes No No No No No
vBulletin Yes No No No No No
XMB Yes No No No No No
MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle SQLite Firebird

See also

References

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