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I have a website and looking to install a forum can anyone give me a good peice of install for forums? cheers Naoichi

asked Feb 01 '12 at 06:32

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I've always liked mybb. It's fairly simple to use but still quite powerful.


answered Feb 01 '12 at 07:02

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Cheers Brendon1555 think that's the one im going to go for !

answered Feb 01 '12 at 09:33

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phpBB is used by a lot of forums. Best of all it's open source!

answered Feb 01 '12 at 10:32

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I've used SMF before in the past, and I loved it. It's easy to work with, easy to extend, and easy to theme. http://www.simplemachines.org/

answered Feb 01 '12 at 13:27

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I have ran several forums for long periods of time. I have ran many forums running all sorts of forum software. phpBB may be a good thing to look at, not my favorite but it is FREE! And that seems like the key you are looking for.

Let me know if you need any help, I am curious to see what the forum topic is


Eric Jess

answered Feb 01 '12 at 13:48

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I agree with @Brendon1555, MyBB is pretty powerful, but don't forget phpBB as well!

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answered Feb 01 '12 at 14:22

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PHPbb and SMF are two good ones. I was working on both of those two with a professor of mine that I have known since 2003 and keep in contact with. I used to help as an admin in regards to keeping both sites up and running and maintaining them with him. Very easy to install on a server remotely that is out on the internet. Or run it on a server more locally to the lan as well. Never had a problem with either of those two applications for running a message board.

answered Feb 01 '12 at 15:26

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Yeah I have gone with MyBB, easy to use and set up, I looked into phpBB but stuck with myBB, at some point I may install phpBB and give that a shot too thanks guys!

answered Feb 01 '12 at 16:14

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mybb is by far simple with installing plugins, themes and custom coding it.

answered Feb 16 '12 at 09:47

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I liked how Vanilla forums was so simple. I used to use them with my WordPress blog before I got Vbulletin.

answered Feb 18 '12 at 17:27

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