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Best Free(open source) forum software that is seo friendly

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by KINGOFTHEINTERNET, Feb 25, 2006.

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    Wouldnt mind getting a forum indexed nicely. Im thinking something built in php but designed so that htaccess has to be configured to run php within html pages. Anything like this? Or maybe a forum that would be easily mod'ed to include something like that.
    KINGOFTHEINTERNET, Feb 25, 2006 IP
  2. WhatUdo!

    WhatUdo! Guest

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    phpbb.com is a free forum script and easy to use and moderate.
    WhatUdo!, Feb 25, 2006 IP
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    I have used SEO Board - very light weight and search engine friendly if you set it up with mod_rewrite.
    rotren, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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    phpbb does not come with an easy way to make it sef. It sure would be nice if there was a plugin that could be turned on by just one click, but there's not to my knowledge. There's instructions to do this manually, but it takes 20-30 minutes and it's tedious.
    websiteideas, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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    RectangleMan Well-Known Member

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    Ugh..the couple phpbb sef url friendly mods are EXTREMELY easy to install and free. I know 3 decent ones that take less than 5 minutes each.
    RectangleMan, Mar 9, 2006 IP
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    websiteideas Peon

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    Would you care to name these mods please?
    websiteideas, Mar 9, 2006 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    i use easy forum 2.5 on http://www.historyexplorer.net/forum .... no posters but still SE are atacking my forum like hell...... everyday google, yahoo and msn are all over it ... check it out it is quite nice
    iatbm, Mar 9, 2006 IP
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    I just visited your site and noticed the urls are not sef and the title tags display nothing that is relevant to the topic at hand. That script needs some work.
    websiteideas, Mar 9, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member Premium Member

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    minstrel, Mar 12, 2006 IP
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    In response to the previous resply:

    I have had nothing but good experiences with simple machines, so I also suggest checking it out. Its seo friendly with lots of features.
    argyle, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    KINGOFTHEINTERNET Peon

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    seo board ended up doing exactly what i needed it to do. I will post an example when my site goes into beta. Thanks for the advice.
    KINGOFTHEINTERNET, Apr 7, 2006 IP
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    i agree, the forum on my site is using SMF too, they have great skins and it doesnt look like a free forum because it doesnt have tacky ad's all over it :D
    Talktechno, Apr 7, 2006 IP
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    SMF and PHPBB!
    VISTREL, Apr 9, 2006 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    could you tell us what these mods are please?
    frankcow, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    Problem with PhpBB is how many kiddy scripters and the like are out there targeting it. It doesn't help that phpBB has a lot of security holes - unless you seriously keep up to date with the security updates, your forum is in constant danger. I went away for a holiday once for about 2 weeks and came back to a hacked phpbb forum. Currently, I am using SMF more due to the forum abilities and the amount of support available.
    Claudek, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    did you find out what they'd exploited?
    frankcow, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    Everyone has difference choices, but it appears that phpbb is most popular.
    I guess vbulletin is worth it if you don't have time to script.
    adrian88, Jun 15, 2007 IP
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    Phpbb is better . do not doubt!
    julio, Sep 11, 2012 IP
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    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    I prefer SMF and MyBB.
    dumindushalika, Sep 14, 2012 IP
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    mybb, i'm using it for 1 year and half
    nadlerz, Nov 1, 2012 IP