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Are phBB and SMF free?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by swapnil90, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. #1
    Hey
    SEMrush
    I wanted to start a forum and was wondering whether phBB and SMF both are free to download

    Are they ??
     
    swapnil90, Apr 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Greg-J

    Greg-J I humbly return to you.

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    Yes. I would strongly recommend SMF over phpBB as well.
     
    Greg-J, Apr 6, 2007 IP
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    swapnil90 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks for the info
     
    swapnil90, Apr 6, 2007 IP
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    Arkserver Banned

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    Yes its free and all of their mods. I would suggest using SMF over phpbb because of the default build in features.
     
    Arkserver, Apr 9, 2007 IP
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    Gareth_Boyd Well-Known Member

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    #5
    If you want to make your forum successful go with MyBB.
     
    Gareth_Boyd, Apr 10, 2007 IP
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    My vote would be for phpbb - best support I've ever seen, and massive selection of mods & skins. That's not to mention the amazing features coming soon in phpbb3 (beta available for download)
     
    ThatForumPlace, Apr 12, 2007 IP
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    Yes they are both free, <3 for phpBB.
     
    BlueEew, Apr 13, 2007 IP
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    yeh...free for sure!
     
    agnivo007, Apr 13, 2007 IP
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    well phpbb can tackle with SPAM too. There are a few Mods which can handle SPAM very well.

    I prefer phpbb on anything coz they have good number of features disturbution as Hacks. Templates is another good reason.

    Plus I myself provide Complete SEO: phpbb2 installation with 13 SEO Mods

    So what else anyone needs. ;)
     
    Yfcadmin, Apr 13, 2007 IP
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    can anyone recommend a decent site for themes for phpbb2? i'm finding a lot of resellers of templatemonster.com's products only.
     
    Medici, Apr 14, 2007 IP
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    SMF is the shiznit..I use it here for my new forum.
     
    SFOD_D223, Apr 14, 2007 IP
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    phpbb skins -> two best places would be phpbb.com and phpbbhacks.com

    if you're thinking of phpbb3, then startrekguide.com
     
    ThatForumPlace, Apr 14, 2007 IP
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    free free free :D, shame you don't have cpanel and fantastico, then you can install it EASY.
     
    nickcmp, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    they are both free, I like smf a little better though since its closer to vbulletin
     
    ninjashoes, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    phpBB has my vote. I can't stand SMF and will never post on a forum that runs it. MyBB is also nice, but phpBB has outstanding support, a great modding and skinning community and phpBB3 is great.
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    I would also like to recommend SMF over phpBB. :)
     
    Skribblez, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Well I'd say SMF sux ... it lacks good templates, Mods, no good SEO support ...

    its like a little kid stand in a pod with cup of lime juice :D

    I dont like it and I dont recommend it to anyone. There is nothing you can do with SMF as like phpbb. Moreover you can edit a complete theme for phpbb and its easier than SMF.

    I have been on SMF offical forum. and guys it feels like an alien. Damn ;)

    phpbb rocks. and the new phpbb3 beta is good.. but remember its a beta and there is no support for upgradation of phpbb3. so, I prefer phpbb2 over phpbb3 ... But SMF .. Never :D
     
    Yfcadmin, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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