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Creating a site with forum

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fazsnatch, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. fazsnatch

    fazsnatch Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Just wondering what is best forum software out there at the moment. I was using Vbulletin a few years back but just noticed it was $300 for it which is ridiculous price.

    Any good alternatives or better options?
     
  2. Bhaval

    Bhaval Registered Member

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    Personally i prefer vbulletin, and its very widely used.. There are nulled copies all over the web tbh if you didnt want to buy a license..

    Free alternatives include phpbb, invisionpower, yabbforum, mybb etc..
     
  3. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Try simple machines forum. It's a free script.
     
  4. fazsnatch

    fazsnatch Registered Member

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    I seen the vbulletin versions without licence, can they do anything to stop you having it?
     
  5. lilc800

    lilc800 Newbie

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    Yes.. you will get into some trouble unless they are nulled

    I have VB nulled its pretty much the same thing you will just need a host that allows a nulled script

    But if you don't want to I would say use mybb
     
  6. CoreyPeerFly

    CoreyPeerFly Registered Member

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    I highly recommend checking out XenForo. :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XenForo
     
  7. best4life

    best4life Registered Member

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    vBulletin for the win. It's exceptional. phpBB is a major no no. Security issues are frightening on open source forum scripts.
     
  8. xxtoni

    xxtoni Junior Member

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    Haven't been into forums for quite a while now but I think that the best out there is vBulletin.

    If you're looking for something that's free, loads fast and is highly stable SMF is your best but.

    and if you want to go free with lots of features phpbb is your best bet. I think that out of the box phpbb is as fast as any platform but people tend to install a lot of hacks as they call them onto it so it tends to get clogged down.
     
  9. RobinD

    RobinD Newbie

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    For me the best forum software is the VBulletin. As an alternative I would have used the SMF Simple Machine Forum software.
     
  10. leisure

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    what different between phpbb and smf ? i mean benefit and lost
     
  11. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    free - mybb
     
  12. LiXXX

    LiXXX Newbie

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    I use myBB for all my forum projects. It's free, fairly customizable, has a highly interactive support team and has a huge number of people dedicated to making plugins for them. It really depends on what you want to do for your forum, but it might be worth a try. Even using some of the premium plugins it never costs me more than $15-20 to get one set up.

    Disclaimer- it has been a long time since I've even looked at another forum software, so I can't make a comparison from one platform to another.
     
  13. xPWN1t

    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    I'm using XenForo and I absolutely love it :). It's nice and web 2.0, great looks, nice themes, functional plugins. I believe it's something like $140.