Compare Simple Machines Forum vs. MyBB

Intro

Side-by-side comparison. View a complete list of features for both products. Simple Machines Forum and MyBB were reviewed, scored and ranked. This table contains a complete comparison. The result is that MyBB is better. See the differences below.
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Ranking
BETTER
MyBB
Simple Machines Forum
Free
Free
Score
  • Overall
  • Administration Options
  • Member Options
  • Security
  • Posting Options
  • Features
  • Help & Support
9.06
8.31
8.09
7.82
8
8
10
8.33
10
8.57
9.09
7.98
9.18
9.18
Administration Options
Customize Registration Req.
Manage Users
Create Groups
Assign Moderators
Assign Member Titles
Edit/Delete Posts
Edit/Delete Members
Lock Threads/Topics
User Warning System
Statistics
Easy of Use
9
6
Member Options
User Profiles
Avatars
Signatures
Private Messaging
Friends List
Security
Captcha Registration
Email Verification
Max Login Attempts
Ban by Username
Ban by Email
Ban by IP
Posting Options
WYSIWYG Editor
BBCode
Smilies
Spell Checker
Preview Post
Save Draft
File Upload
Features
Self-hosted
Cloud Hosting
URL Rewriting
Sticky Post
Private Forum Sections
Online Users
Themes/Skins
Plugins
RSS Feeds
Multiple Languages
Easy of Use
9
7
Help & Support
Manual
Tutorials
FAQ
Support Forums
Email Support
Popularity
16071
15974