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Help me choose - vB, XenForo, IPB, MyBB, Vanilla,YaBB, phpBB, SMF, punBB or XMB

Discussion in 'XenForo' started by BeautifulDomainNames, Mar 30, 2012.

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Best Overall Forum Software - Regardless of Price

  1. vB

    26 vote(s)
    30.2%
  2. XenForo

    36 vote(s)
    41.9%
  3. IPB

    10 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. MyBB

    15 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. Vanilla

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. YaBB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. phpBB

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. SMF

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. punBB

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  10. XMB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. ProFDesigns

    ProFDesigns Active Member

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    #41
    vbulletin all the way.. original and perfect for any community
    has thousands of mods + i could b your forum designer :)
    SEMrush
     
    ProFDesigns, Sep 3, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #42
    I would suggest xenforo but development has all but died, so I'd suggest vBulletin.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Sep 5, 2012 IP
  3. wilyjose

    wilyjose Active Member

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    #43
    Xenforo is still in development . It has not died. I Use xeforo See my xenforo forums at MD Forums
     
    wilyjose, Sep 17, 2012 IP
  4. dongphutho11

    dongphutho11 Member

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    #44
    VB & Xenforo is the best
     
    dongphutho11, Sep 17, 2012 IP
  5. aamir.alvi3

    aamir.alvi3 Member

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    #45
    Too many cooks spoil the broth. :p
     
    aamir.alvi3, Sep 25, 2012 IP
  6. Max796

    Max796 Guest

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    #46
    try them all and use what works best for you
     
    Max796, Oct 10, 2012 IP
  7. JuniorGen

    JuniorGen Greenhorn

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    #47
    I voted for myBB because easy to use admin control panel, more free themes available, it has more features, it has many seo plugins and the last it's free (open source)
     
    JuniorGen, Nov 18, 2012 IP
  8. saboor

    saboor Peon

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    #48
    For me the best is phpBB, as per my experience. :D
     
    saboor, Nov 18, 2012 IP
  9. Austech

    Austech Member

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    #49
    VBulletin.

    We have used it since version 2, prior to that we used Infopop's Ultimate BB. Currently using 4.2.0 as of a few weeks ago, we are a large forum and dont upgrade versions just because something new comes out. We wait sometimes several years until all bugs and issues are ironed out. Support/addons from vbulletin.org is brilliant.

    If you are really serious about building a long term forum, VBulletin is all you would be using. Everything else has not been around long enough
     
    Austech, Nov 18, 2012 IP
  10. eyedream

    eyedream Member

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    #50
    i have voted VB and Xenforo Both Great scripts
     
    eyedream, Feb 4, 2013 IP
  11. IG2010

    IG2010 Well-Known Member

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    #51
    Trying to compare a Fiat 500 and a BMW M5 is quite hard, just saying that trying to compare paid stuff and free stuff is something pretty useless. Anyway, there is no need to ask what we do prefer as we will all have a different opinion on those softwares, only you can decide what fits your needs and that goes with what are you ready to spend to develop your forum.
     
    IG2010, Feb 5, 2013 IP
  12. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

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    #52
    XenForo. Period.

    Also what about Burning Board? Its very cheap ($89.99) and its a great forum software.
     
    Matthew2D, May 9, 2014 IP
  13. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    #53
    This thread is a bit old but currently xenforo is killing everything. I had to migrate something from phpbb to xenforo a month ago and its freaking awesome. I literally hammered on stuff for a week and half and I ran across one tiny bug that took about 5 minutes to fix and I was bolting new stuff onto it non stop.

    Its clean, very intuitive and screaming fast. I frankly have no clue what is going on with VB but pfft..

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, May 9, 2014 IP
  14. okpa

    okpa Active Member

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    #54
    My vote is for Xenforo.
     
    okpa, Jul 10, 2014 IP
  15. samazgor

    samazgor Well-Known Member

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    #55
    I am voting Xenforo :)
     
    samazgor, Sep 24, 2014 IP
  16. Robustian

    Robustian Member

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    #56
    Hey there,

    I'd say XenForo. I've used most of those except Vanilla and pubBB and prefer XenForo, with IP Board being a close second.
     
    Robustian, Oct 12, 2014 IP
  17. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams Active Member

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    #57
    I noticed this thread was older, would the % for Xenforo be much higher now its close to 50/50 in the results. I am with VB and ready to switch due to search engine issues alone!
     
    Mark Williams, Sep 25, 2015 IP
  18. jaguar34

    jaguar34 Well-Known Member

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    #58
    punbb is the platform for setup as free ad-ons are available to add features to the site.
     
    jaguar34, Dec 15, 2015 IP