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Best Forum Softwares 2014

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Sugavanas, Apr 30, 2014.

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What is the best forum software currently ?

  1. Xenforo

    56.0%
  2. IPB

    28.0%
  3. Vannilla Forum

    8.0%
  4. vBulletin

    16.0%
  5. phpBB

    4.0%
  6. bbPress

    4.0%
  7. MyBB

    24.0%
  8. Phorum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. NinjaPost

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    So I am starting this discussion so everyone can review the best forum software of this year.
    Vote for your best forum software above and also comment on how you feel it is best from others

    I am using xenforo for past 6 months and I think it is one of the best available software. It is fast and has plenty of themes, plugins and much. As you can see it is being used in DP as well, it has a great ACP and more functions.

    I also have used IPB for sometime when testing and think it is good as well.

    Start reviewing now so others can easily choose a forum software for their board.
     
    Sugavanas, Apr 30, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    From what perspective - user, mod or site owner?
     
    sarahk, Apr 30, 2014 IP
  3. Sugavanas

    Sugavanas Well-Known Member

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    #3
    All 3 would be better. As when choosing a software one should look the ease for the users at first. Then the mods and owner :)
     
    Sugavanas, Apr 30, 2014 IP
  4. AdamD

    AdamD Active Member

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    #4
    You should add burning board to the list, that software has just had a major update and is pretty good
    But I vote for Xenforo first, followed by Invision power board.
     
    AdamD, May 2, 2014 IP
  5. junedc

    junedc Active Member

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    xenforo and ipboard too :)
     
    junedc, May 16, 2014 IP
  6. SliceOfLife

    SliceOfLife Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Either XenForo or IP.Board
     
    SliceOfLife, May 20, 2014 IP
  7. dihuta

    dihuta Active Member

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    #7
    Xenforo & IPB.
     
    dihuta, May 27, 2014 IP
  8. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

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    I really like XenForo. From a user's perspective it is very easy to navigate and straight forward.

    From a developer's perspective it is fantastic. Editing templates is so easy and the code is very straight forward unlike IPB's code (their code is all jumbled together). Writing addons is also very easy.

    From an admin's perspective it is, again, fantastic. The admin panel is very easy to navigate. So many features to help manage your forum.
     
    Matthew2D, May 28, 2014 IP
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    bshearer Active Member

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    Here is another good one.

    Simple Machines Forum or SMF
     
    bshearer, Jun 24, 2014 IP
  10. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Would have to vote XenForo and IP. Board for commercial systems with MyBB being my preferred free system.
     
    Alex - A2Hosting, Jul 3, 2014 IP
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    Samker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, add SMF to Voting poll!
     
    Samker, Jul 17, 2014 IP
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    Cloudcandy Host Member

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    I like Xenfor, IPB from the user perspective...
     
    Cloudcandy Host, Jul 17, 2014 IP
  13. carrieathomer

    carrieathomer Greenhorn

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    If you want free SMF is best.

    if you want paid XENFORO, easy to theme, very fast loading. economical when compared to other forum softwares. very less buggy
     
    carrieathomer, Jul 21, 2014 IP
  14. mattsim

    mattsim Greenhorn

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    Muut rocks but it's not included in the poll
     
    mattsim, Aug 6, 2014 IP
  15. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I haven't heard of Muut before, looks rather new and interesting. If it offered a self-hosted option I might have tried it out :).
     
    Alex - A2Hosting, Aug 6, 2014 IP
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    bmc2009 Active Member

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    vBulletin and IPB. Longtime user of both.
     
    bmc2009, Aug 15, 2014 IP
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    maddenitrous Member

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    vBulletin and Xenforo are great forum scripts.
     
    maddenitrous, Aug 26, 2014 IP
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    MyBB Hoster Active Member

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    Xenforo was created by a former MyBB developer.
     
    MyBB Hoster, Sep 9, 2014 IP