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Choosing Forum software..

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by The Mutrus, Feb 25, 2016.

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    Hi guys. I want to open a forum site.. but will give suggestion that which free forum software will be best for me?? I want a lite software which have well ad publishing feature.
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    The Mutrus, Feb 25, 2016 IP
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    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    A lot of big boards switched to Xenforo, including DP...
     
    dscurlock, Feb 25, 2016 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    phpBB is the most popular free forum solution.
     
    dcristo, Feb 25, 2016 IP
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    pmf123 Notable Member

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    phpBB is better than most paid progs
     
    pmf123, Feb 27, 2016 IP
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    Xenforo is one the best forum software. It is widely used forum software.
     
    iwebsocial, Mar 20, 2016 IP
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    My favorite was always Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free
    I haven't used it for a long time but with the right template it filled the entire screen like Digital Point's does.
    Wonder what Digital Point runs on?
     
    Panda123, Mar 26, 2016 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    DP runs on XenForo.
     
    PoPSiCLe, Mar 27, 2016 IP
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    Ditmar Well-Known Member

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    There is no good free software for forum. I recommend you to use Xenforo. It has a good community, a lot of plugins and it really quick.
     
    Ditmar, Mar 28, 2016 IP
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    I use XenForo, it was redesigned by the cream of the crop vBulletin coders when VB was sold. Keep in mind that you will incur a cost, its $140 for the license unless you buy a used license from someone. If you do that, make sure the support is still active on it so you can still transfer the license to yourself. If you want a responsive forum, XenForo does a great job right out of the box.
     
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    If you need something multilingual go with Woltlab Burning Board. It's not very expensive and great support but many addons are in German language.
     
    TheMRK, Mar 31, 2016 IP
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    I was thinking about spending $5,000 on upgrading my forums from Vbuletin to Xenforo, but after some idiot from Xenforo sent me email, banned my account for asking to give me ability to advertise, one of their main dude.... I will never even consider Xenforo.... No matter how good it is. These people at Xenforo need to learn some manners first... I will stick to VB and wait until they get their sh**t together.
     
    Kyle Hicks, Apr 19, 2016 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    No point asking what is the best forum software. Each platform has its fan boys and its detractors.

    If you want a forum, then you need to work out what specific functionalities that you really need and want and then go and try the platform that best meets your needs.
     
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    There 2 best ones. Xenforo - great software, idiots running it. Vbuletin - good people, idiot developers. That's the world we are living in. The rest is bull**it in terms of Google SERPs for long tails.
     
    Kyle Hicks, Apr 19, 2016 IP
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    thewebhostingdir Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, these are the best Forum software.

    phpBB , MyBB, vBulletin, Simple Machines Forum and XenForo (Paid)
     
    thewebhostingdir, Apr 19, 2016 IP