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What's The Best Forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by MGarcon, Sep 30, 2014.

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    I'm looking to start a unique forum, but I'm not sure which is the best out. Anyone know? Ultimately I would like to change a few things and have it set up so that whenever anyone posts it's a TL on the homepage sorta like Twitter. Is that something I'd have to hire somebody to do? If so, would I need a website designer and programmer to do this? Any and all advice would truly help. Thank you.
    SEMrush
     
    MGarcon, Sep 30, 2014 IP
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    xXxpert Well-Known Member

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    First of all The Best Forum Software:
    I personally used vBulletin and its a great software, but i recommend using XenForo. Its clean, light weight and huge support for custom programing.

    For Customizations :
    Yes you need to hire a coder to implement your desired functionalities in your forum via Theme OR core programing.
     
    xXxpert, Sep 30, 2014 IP
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    MGarcon Greenhorn

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    Thanks @xXxpert I appreciate it. This is a XenForo forum isn't it? Quick question, maybe you know the answer to this one too. What about an app that has the forum community feel? Any suggestions?
     
    MGarcon, Sep 30, 2014 IP
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    xXxpert Well-Known Member

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    Yes Digitalpoint is also running XenForo, you can explore Add-ons/plugins of XenForo over HERE
     
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    MGarcon Greenhorn

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    @xXxpert THANKS! Although I was talking about mobile apps (which I should've clarified), I'll take it! lol
     
    MGarcon, Oct 1, 2014 IP
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    I think vanilla is one of best opensource forum software ...
     
    webmastersb, Oct 1, 2014 IP
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    MGarcon Greenhorn

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    @websmastersb I never heard of that one. Do you how how well it converts on mobile?
     
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    http://vanillaforums.org/
    you can check it online , for example : lowendtalk.com
     
    webmastersb, Oct 1, 2014 IP
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    Xenforo takes my vote, many forums are now moving from vBulletin to Xenforo.
     
    maddenitrous, Oct 3, 2014 IP
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    Yep, Xenforo if you're ok with paid software. Vanilla, or SMF or myBB or phpBB if you want a free software.
     
    petertdavis, Oct 4, 2014 IP
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    Why not try some of the more modern softwares like

    1. https://nodebb.org
    2. http://www.discourse.org
    3. https://codoforum.com

    All of them are free .
     
    adirohan, Oct 12, 2014 IP
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    Azareal Peon

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    Probably IPB, the suite might be useful, in my opinion.

    I find that the free ones are either backwards (E.g. lack of alerts, mentions, plugins, etc. in phpBB), incredibly buggy (Discourse. Depending on what computer I use, it will whitescreen and be completely unusable) or have some other problem (NodeBB's messy index).
    At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.
     
    Azareal, Oct 25, 2014 IP