Compare Joomla Forum vs YaBB

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Version 1.5.18 2.5 --
Last Release May 28, 2010 July 05th, 2010 --
GPL License Custom License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Classical --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Big Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
5/10 (26 votes)
8.4/10 (133 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Joomla Forum YaBB
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • Perl
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Plain Text File
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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
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  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
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Yes Yes --
Languages
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)
Supported Languages:
German
Danish
Spanish
Finnish
Polish
Russian
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics Joomla Forum YaBB
Flat/Threaded Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
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No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Forum Posts Joomla Forum YaBB
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • HTML
  • Wiki
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
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Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Plugin No --
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Joomla Forum YaBB
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • CMS
  • Wiki
  • Blog
No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
Plugin No --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Plugin No --
Payment
Subscriptions
Plugin No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Joomla Forum YaBB
Yes
~5116 Available Plugins.
Yes
~735 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation --
Yes
~250 Available Themes.
Yes
~262 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes Yes Plugin --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Plugin Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • Joomla
No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Joomla Forum YaBB
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes --
Global Moderator Yes Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Plugin No --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Plugin Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Joomla Forum YaBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration Yes No --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes --
Prune Database Yes Yes --
Restore Database Plugin Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Plugin Yes --
Tasks Scheduler Plugin No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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