Compare Extreme Message Board vs Joomla Forum vs MyProBB vs XennoBB

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Extreme Message Board Logo
Extreme Message Board
Joomla Forum Logo
Joomla Forum
MyProBB Logo
MyProBB
XennoBB Logo
XennoBB
Version 1.9.11 1.5.18 2.3 2.3.3
Last Release February 28, 2009 May 28, 2010 May 31st, 2008 September 9, 2006
GPL License GPL License GPL License GPL License
Price Free Free $25 per year Free
Resources
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use
Installation Classical Easy to Do Classical Classical
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Classical Categories Classical Categories
Community Size Medium Community Big Community Small Community Medium Community
Our Opinion
User Reviews
5.4/10 (120 votes)
5.2/10 (27 votes)
6.8/10 (5 votes)
6.8/10 (60 votes)
Demonstration
Server Requirements Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • Javascript
  • Javascript
Yes Yes No No
Languages
Supported Languages:
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Croatian
Italian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Ukrainian
Supported Languages:
Dari
Albanian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Gujarati
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Laothian
Tamil
Lithuanian
Latvian
Malayalam
Montenegrin
Macedonian
Mongolian
Dutch
Norwegian
Pashto
Filipino
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sinhalese
Sindhi
Syriac
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
No. No.
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No. No.
Distribution No. No. No. No.
Threads / Topics Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Flat Flat/Threaded Flat Flat
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
No.
No No No -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes No Yes
Yes - - -
No No No Yes
No Yes No Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes No -
Forum Posts Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • Wiki
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
Yes Plugin No -
Yes Yes Yes No
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Plugin No -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Yes No Yes
Yes Yes No No
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No.
Embedded Videos No. No. No. No.
Forum Features Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Yes Yes No No
Yes Yes No No
No Plugin No Plugin
No Plugin No Plugin
Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technical Features Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Bundled Software No.
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Wiki
  • Blog
No. No.
No.
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
No Yes Yes Yes
No. No. No. No.
Cache System No Yes No -
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
No. No.
Post By Email No No No -
User Profiles &
Options
Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes No
Signatures Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes No
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes No Yes
User Selectable
Themes
Yes Plugin No -
Yes Yes Yes No
Export
Private Messages
No Plugin No Yes
Payment
Subscriptions
No Plugin No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes Yes No
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No No -
Yes Yes Yes No
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes No
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customization Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
No Yes
~5116 Available Plugins.
No No
Plugin Installation
Yes
~116 Available Themes.
Yes
~250 Available Themes.
No No
Custom BBCodes No Yes No No
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes No Yes
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes No Yes
Custom
Profile Fields
No Plugin No Yes
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No.
No.
  • Joomla
No. No.
No.
No. No.
Content Aggregation No. No. No. No.
Moderation &
Threads Management
Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
No.
Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes Yes No
Global Moderator Yes Yes Yes No
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes Yes No Yes
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes Yes No
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No.
No No No -
Yes Yes No No
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send Warnings
to Users
No Plugin No No
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes No
Mass Mailing Yes Plugin No Yes
Installation &
Upgrading
Extreme Message Board Joomla Forum MyProBB XennoBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Manual Installation Installation Wizard
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes No Yes
Forum Migration No Yes No -
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes No Yes
Prune Database Yes Yes No Yes
Restore Database No Plugin No Yes
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Plugin No -
Tasks Scheduler No Plugin No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • A
  • AA
  • A
  • AA
Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes No
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