Feature FluxBB ModernBB Luna Fallow Glitter

General and requirements

Latest version v1.5.10 v4.0.0 v2.0.6 - -
Release date 16.06.'15 07.08.'15 18.10.'16 - -
Codename - Zoe 2 Emerald Fallow Glitter
License GPLv2 GPLv3 GPLv2 GPLv2 TBA
PHP version PHP 4.4 PHP 5.1 PHP 5.3 PHP 5.3 PHP 5.3
PHP 7 compatible Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Supported Yes No Yes Dev Dev
Upgrade from PunBB 1.2.0 FluxBB 1.2.28 FluxBB 1.4.0 FluxBB 1.4.0 FluxBB 1.4.0

Standards

UTF-8 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 compliant No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Password hashing SHA1, MD5 SHA1 SHA256 SHA256 SHA256
IPv6 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GZip output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Components and frameworks

Bootstrap version No v3.3.2 v3.3.6 v3.3.6 v4.0-alpha.2
jQuery version No v2.1.3 v2.2.4 v2.2.4 v2.2.4
Font Awesome version No v4.3.0 v4.6.3 v4.6.3 v4.6.3
Prism.js No No Yes Yes Yes
Less version No No No No v2.5.3
Jewel version No No No No v1.0-alpha

Databases

MySQL (InnoDB) v4.1.2 and up v5.0 and up v5.1 and up v5.1 and up No
MySQLi (InnoDB) v4.1.2 and up v5.0 and up v5.1 and up v5.1 and up v5.1 and up
PostgreSQL v7.0 and up v8.0 and up v8.1 and up v8.1 and up No
SQLite 2.x Yes Yes Yes Yes Considered
SQLite 3.x No No Yes Yes Considered

Management and Backstage

Management-focus No Yes Improved Improved Improved
Maintenance mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Admin notes No No Yes Yes Yes
Ban users Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1-step forum creation No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Build in back-up system No Yes Yes Yes No
Create new users No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Check for updates No, manual Yes Improved Improved Improved
Cache update check result No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced style management No Yes Improved Improved Replaced
Optimize and repair tables No Yes Yes Yes No
Clear cache No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Language based default time and date No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Personizable copyright notice No No Yes Yes Yes
Back to top No No Yes Yes Yes

Security

Check HTTP_REFERER Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warns when install.php exists Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Comes with the latest security fixes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Warns when config.php is writeable No No Yes Yes Yes

Forum features

Notifications No No Yes Yes Yes
Editor interface No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart editor No No Yes Yes Yes
Realistic comment preview No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mark comments as reported No Yes Yes Yes Yes
User ranks No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group based permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disable statistics on frontpage No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Last active thread on frontpage No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced menu system No No Yes Yes Yes
Disable default menu items No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show redirect screen for every action Yes No No No No
Soft delete No No Yes Yes Yes
Pin threads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Important threads No No Yes Yes Yes
Mark threads as solved No No Yes Yes Yes
Custom default avatar No No Yes Yes No

Parser

Embed videos No Fixed size Responsive Responsive Responsive
Sub- and supscript support No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Syntax highlighting No No Yes Yes Yes
Inline code support No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spoiler support No No Opt-in Opt-in No
Center support No No Opt-in Opt-in No
Size support No No Opt-in Opt-in No
Emoticonset Yes Yes Improved Improved Improved
Emojis No No Yes Yes Yes
Changeable emoji size No No Yes Yes Yes

Search

Search from every page No No Yes Yes Yes
User search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simple search mode No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disable advanced search No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Topic search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New post view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unanswered post view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subscribed post view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Registraion and login

Use frontend design for login Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asks question to users when registering No No Yes Yes Yes
Login everywhere No No Yes Yes Yes
Simple registrations No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disable registrations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Registration notification Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email validation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Registration terms Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simple login form No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cookie bar No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Themes and customization

Default design Classic styles Random 4.1
-series
Fifteen 2.0
Sunrise 3.0
Fifteen 2.1
Sunrise 3.1
Airalin 1.0
Custom CSS No No Yes Yes No
Header image No No Yes Yes No
Responsive design No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom favicon No No Yes Yes No

Users

First run experience No Yes Improved Improved Improved
Inbox No No Yes Yes Yes
View own profile No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Modern profile design No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clean settings interface No Yes Improved Improved Improved
Avatars in user list No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended help page No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social networks AIM
ICQ
Jabber
Microsoft
Yahoo
Facebook
Microsoft
Twitter
Google+
Facebook
Microsoft
Twitter
Google+
Facebook
Microsoft
Twitter
Google+
Facebook
Microsoft
Twitter
Google+

Developers

Bootstrap No Yes Optional Optional Optional
Full Backstage Bootstrap theme No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced theme system No Partial Yes Yes Replaced
FluxBB/ModernBB 1 compatible Yes No No No No
ModernBB 2 compatible No No No No No
ModernBB 3 compatible No Yes No No No
Luna 1 compatible No No Yes Yes No
Luna 2 compatible No No Yes Yes No
Luna 3 compatible No No No No Yes
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Feature FluxBB ModernBB Luna Fallow Glitter