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Best forum script?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by tradester, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. #1
    vbulletin is good. Any forum script where the posts and threads are easier to read.
    MyBB seems to be very popular
    http://www.forum-software.org/vote-best-free-forum-software-of-2010
    Any comments :)
     
    tradester, Nov 29, 2011 IP
  2. FAQ

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    I recommend smf
     
    FAQ, Nov 29, 2011 IP
  3. kruzzen

    kruzzen Guest

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    I second that. It is free and it will give you the basic features all the paid software provides you :) Why spend all that money when you can get it for free and help support free software development in the process.... In this day and age, free is pretty good! :)
     
    kruzzen, Nov 29, 2011 IP
  4. sambling

    sambling Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    #4
    SMF or Mybb both are good!
     
    sambling, Nov 29, 2011 IP
  5. dumindushalika

    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    I recommend SMF as a free script. vbulletin also a good one, but very expensive price.
     
    dumindushalika, Nov 30, 2011 IP
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    prandah Greenhorn

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    #6
    yes vBulletin good
    but it too expensive :D
     
    prandah, Dec 3, 2011 IP
  7. ilook

    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Besides vB (vBulletin), IPB (Invison Power Board) is a (paid) widely used script too.
     
    ilook, Dec 4, 2011 IP
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    CoreyPeerFly Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    I highly recommend checking out XenForo. DP is switching to it.
     
    CoreyPeerFly, Dec 4, 2011 IP
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    #9
    Yeah, I can't see that happening.
    If you're looking for a free forum, any of the free ones above will work with the addition of PHPBB3 which I haven't seen anyone mention yet.

    Although it really is worth the money to invest in paid forum software.
    They are the most neatly developed, easiest to modify, offer professional support, and are much more secure.
    Not to mention the overall look and feel of them is much more professional.
     
    McCoyH, Feb 2, 2012 IP
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    always been a fan of IPB but some of the free scripts look very cool
     
    BigTim3, Feb 12, 2012 IP
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    For free solutions my list is like this: MyBB > SMF > Vanila > PunBB
    (I actually don't like phpBB)
     
    iBabar, Feb 12, 2012 IP
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    There are man forum scripts like PHPBB,MYBB,SMF,V BULLETIN. PHPBB is a free forum software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an containing database and hundreds of style and image packages to customise board you can create a very unique forum in minutes.
     
    danibuggy, Feb 16, 2012 IP
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    mdeuk Greenhorn

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    I recommend SMF (Simple Machines Forum) because it is free, fast, easy to use and quite easy to customise - definitely gets my vote!
     
    mdeuk, Feb 19, 2012 IP
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    I use vBulletin, xenForo, SMF & phpBB, for varying purposes and sites. I tend to use the free software to get a site established, and then once (IF) it begins to take root, it is a minimum of 6 months with building traffic before I consider moving to paid software. I prefer vB & xF over the free boards, but that's just me.
     
    PossumX, Feb 21, 2012 IP
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    Wad!e Member

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    I agree. You can have a very unique forum using phpBB,and for free.
     
    Wad!e, Feb 22, 2012 IP
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    I switched from Vbulletin to SMF and have never been happyer,The mods are great, the support is supberb. Have been using SMF for 3 years now without a Spam problem at all, Have human Caphcha where you need to rotate pictures and a very simple mod, Add an avatar at the registration, Bots can't so the registration gets rejected, Great stuff all round and best of all its FREE
     
    Forum Topsite, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  17. mrdon

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    Xenforo is really good.
     
    mrdon, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    Econox Active Member

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    #18
    Where did you hear that?

    Anyways, I also agree with Xenforo being a really great software. Very intuitive and has many features that encourages user participation.
     
    Econox, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    MyBB is what I choose to stand by. :)
     
    HostOwnage, Mar 31, 2012 IP
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    I suggest you to use MyBB or SMF. Both are user and admin friendly.
     
    p.caspian, Apr 8, 2012 IP