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I need to start a forum. Best free Forum to use?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Newff, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Newff

    Newff Regular Member

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    Title says it all really. I want a nice forum but don't really want to buy vBulletin right now. I assume most people think vBulletin is #1?
     
  2. $Bunny$

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    Go with MyBB. Easy to use, lots of plugins available, SEO friendly.
     
  3. bullsbears

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    MyBB is very good and i would rate it excellent in the "Open Source" category.
     
  4. hostmela

    hostmela BANNED BANNED

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    I can see lots of big forum convert vbulletin to xenforo like DP...xenforo its really awesome if you use free platform then go with phpbb.
     
  5. theillusive

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    I guess I'll round out the top three (and if the other two don't appeal to you): SimpleMachines
     
  6. Newff

    Newff Regular Member

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    Can you have sidebars to place ads with MyBB?
     
  7. Redeema

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  8. SEO Power

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    i can get you what ever forum you want. Added on skype
     
  10. FestooningFlamingo

    FestooningFlamingo Newbie

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    As others have stated, MyBB is really good and if you're good at coding you can do a lot with it.
     
  11. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    I've experienced with PhpBB and good. MyBB is also good, too.
     
  12. divok

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    i am trying vanilla , seems good till now . very quick to set up , problem is you have to setup new plugins manually via ftp.
     
  13. ziplack

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    try IPB its working pretty fine
    lots of free resources and plugins around.
     
  14. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    Is IPB is free?
     
  15. scout7

    scout7 Newbie

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    In my opinion, MyBB is best and user friendly for SEO.
     
  16. internetlot

    internetlot Junior Member

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    Simple Machine forums are also quite good and it's free too. So consider it also while making the decision.

    Regards
     
  17. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    phpBB & myBB all are good as free...
     
  18. myinternetempire

    myinternetempire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I recommend you Mybb and phpbb. You can choose any of them. Both of them are equally good.
     
  19. nameless7

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    MyBB is really great. excellent interface, easy to use and its anti-spam capabilities are pretty good
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Newbie

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    Try phpbb mate.. Try to learn first how phpbb works, in this you can join forumotion.com as a start.

    Forumotion is a free forum to start with.