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Need help with forum software!

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by DexPedition, Nov 27, 2012.

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    Hello,

    i am about to start a forum community on a new website i am working on, i have been looking around and all i found was vBulletin, but i dont have 200$ to spend on forum software! Any help? It have been looking around at BBpress but im not sure, any suggestions?
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  2. shellyboy911

    shellyboy911 Well-Known Member

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    I like phpbb, smf, and mybb. These are all good free forum software alternatives.
     
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  3. DexPedition

    DexPedition Active Member

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    Thanks!

    i think i will give "smf" a good look
     
    DexPedition, Nov 27, 2012 IP
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    Hello,

    MyBB is probably the best i think in my personal opinion. its easy to use :)

    Regards,
    Adam
     
    AdamUK89, Nov 27, 2012 IP
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    I will recommand SMF. Secure, Faster than vbulletin and easy to use. With little work you can make it like my signture link. Msg me if you need any help ;)
     
    Zoti Media Group, Nov 27, 2012 IP
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    Rukbat Well-Known Member

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    I've used both MyBB and SMF (and have written a couple of modules for MyBB, so I might be biased). I prefer the look of MyBB and how it works, both from the user viewpoint and the admin viewpoint.
     
    Rukbat, Nov 27, 2012 IP
  7. DexPedition

    DexPedition Active Member

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    yeah, i will probably use SMF instead of vBulletin and MyBB, i have been looking around and i like what i have seen so far


    Thanks for you advice :)
     
    DexPedition, Nov 28, 2012 IP
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    You can use MyBB or PunBB for Forum. These are good open source forum scripts.
     
    pupul, Nov 28, 2012 IP
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    IG2010 Well-Known Member

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    PunBB might be a bit short when looking for help and modules, MyBB is an alternative I am looking for for a project
     
    IG2010, Dec 4, 2012 IP
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    MyBB is good, supported by pretty knowledgeable people and it has a very large base of people writing plugins. Still waiting to see what's in store for 2.0. That's probably going to be a lot of work for a lot of people, rewriting plugins and templates.
     
    Rukbat, Dec 5, 2012 IP
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    Maybe install a few different free ones on your localhost or a test site. PhpBB.com, MyBB.com and SimpleMachines.org are a few of the free ones. Use them all and then determine which one you like best :) A lot of folks will tell you which one they like but its better for you to try them all to see which one YOU like and then go with it :)
     
    kruzzen, Dec 13, 2012 IP