Compare MyBB vs Simple Machines 2

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Version 1.6.12 2.0.6 --
Last Release December 16, 2013 November 12, 2013 --
GPL License BSD License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Easy to Do --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Big Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
9.2/10 (1953 votes)
4.3/10 (1235 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements MyBB Simple Machines 2
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • 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
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
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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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Greek
Hungarian
Persian
Dutch
Urdu
Polish
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Italian
Japanese
Kurdish
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
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Distribution
  • Web Application
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
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Threads / Topics MyBB Simple Machines 2
Flat/Threaded Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Trashcan Forum
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Plugin Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Forum Posts MyBB Simple Machines 2
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
Plugin Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Plugin --
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.
  • YouTube
  • Dailymotion
  • Vimeo
  • Attachment
  • HTML 5 <video>
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Forum Features MyBB Simple Machines 2
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features MyBB Simple Machines 2
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Wiki
  • Blog
  • Downloads Manager
  • Portal
  • Blog
  • Downloads Manager
  • Gallery
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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Yes Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes Yes --
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email Plugin Plugin --
User Profiles &
Options
MyBB Simple Machines 2
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Plugin --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes Plugin --
Payment
Subscriptions
Plugin Yes --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes Yes --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization MyBB Simple Machines 2
Yes
~495 Available Plugins.
Yes
~1883 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation [++[ Easy [++[ Very Easy --
Yes
~270 Available Themes.
Yes
~1326 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes Yes Yes --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
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No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Mambo
  • WordPress
  • e107
  • XOOPs
  • iGaming CMS
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No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
MyBB Simple Machines 2
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Pre-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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Plugin Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes Yes --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
MyBB Simple Machines 2
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration Yes Yes --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes Yes --
Prune Database Yes Yes --
Restore Database Yes Yes --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes --
Tasks Scheduler Yes Yes --
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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