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vBulletin 4 or 5 - which to choose

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Ksandr, Jan 22, 2014.

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    Few years ago I was running vBulletin 3.x forum and I am quite familiar with everything in it.
    Now I want to start a brand new forum and I am thinking what to choose - I have vB3 license but it's seems kinda old nowadays.
    SEMrush
    Now you can get vB 5 with vB 4 but there is still little problem - I have no idea which one to use. I am running an Wordpress site with news and information and want to make forum for it. I am also thinking about some integration between WP and vB like user registrations, etc.

    Now I am really confused what to use:
    1. vBulletin forum 4.x
    2. vBulletin suite 4
    3. vBulletin 5 connect
    vB 4 have lots of addons (I want to run some kind of +/- posts addon what will grant user ability to rank posts and if they reach like -5 points they are hidden, etc.), and I heard that vB 5 is buggy and incomplete. Do I need to install suite or will forum be enough? Should I go with vB 5 anyway, I've seen some bad comments about it from around 3-6 months ago is it better now? I like how you can simply add widgets and modules to forum in vB 5.
     
    Ksandr, Jan 22, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    If you must use vBulletin for whatever reason, vBulletin 4 is the best version.
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 22, 2014 IP
  3. Ksandr

    Ksandr Peon

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    Well this is the system I know best and it has a lot of addons. I was searching for good and up to date comparison between vB, IPB, XF, etc. but failed to find one :(
    What are your suggestions?
     
    Ksandr, Jan 22, 2014 IP
  4. PET

    PET Member

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    Go for XenForo or IPB. Even if you go for vBulletin 4, that version has no future since all their resources are going into the crappy vBulletin 5.
     
    PET, Jan 22, 2014 IP
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    I am also pretty confused ...had you been in my place which software would you use from wide software's around in the internet market
     
    garry420, Jan 28, 2014 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Well considering we are using XenForo here, I guess that answers your question...
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 28, 2014 IP
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    thanks mate
    How will i find place to advertise XenForo ?is there enough space in this software ?
    is it easy to manage as a layman ?
    will i need to pay extra money for skin/theme ?
     
    garry420, Jan 28, 2014 IP
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    PET Member

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    1. Don't understand your first question. You want to put banners on the forum and you are asking if there is enough space? If so, yes.
    2. You are not forced to play extra money for a skin/theme but if you want something good there are themes available in their resource shop.
     
    PET, Feb 3, 2014 IP
  9. Niktator

    Niktator Greenhorn

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    Actually it`s very easy: No vbulletin at all.
    vb5 is crap. vb4 is left behind and ignored by the developers.

    If you want just a message board: XenForo. If you need more then a pure message board: IPB.

    Regards, Nik
     
    Niktator, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    HassanKhalid Active Member

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    Vbulletin 4
     
    HassanKhalid, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    Niktator Greenhorn

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    I really wonder how you can recommend vbulletin4. IB never finished the promised features, updates come out like yearly... and the developers even state they use all devs on vb5.
    This won`t be better with their strange vbulletin cloud...
     
    Niktator, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    can we add blogs to XenForo ?
     
    garry420, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    HassanKhalid Active Member

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    there are paid addon for blog.
     
    HassanKhalid, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    use vbulletin4 version its best
     
    cent040, Apr 16, 2015 IP
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    Hostname.club Active Member

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    I totally agree. My customer always asked us to install vBulletin each time he open a new community. :)
     
    Hostname.club, Apr 17, 2015 IP