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phpbb vs mybb vs smf - forum platform

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoactive, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    Which one would you guys suggest using for a small niche-based forum. Security is part of my concern as I am aware the amount of spam I will be getting etc.

    Phpbb or mybb or SMF?
     
  2. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Newbie

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    suggestion ?
     
  3. cgimaster

    cgimaster Power Member

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    To be fairly honest with u all the 3 have similar level of security where in my personal opinion I believe mybb is the easiest to deal with for newbies.

    Its very friendly to setup, manage groups and permissions not to mention you can easily make a blog embed on it together with membership stuff.

    It have plenty of plugin and its hell easy to make plugins for it as well.

    phpbb if I am not mistaken is on the market for longer time however I am not much of a fan its hard to manage on the long run but then again that's my personal opinion.

    I found SMF pretty crappy to be fairly honest but some people like it.

    If I had a order of like it would be IPB > vBulletin > MyBB > PHPBB > SMF those are the most used ones.

    EDIT: As for spam, there is a great plugin for MyBB, that people will post but only after 1 of their posts is approved the rest will show up, so if the forum is going to be managed by you and other mods that should be enough to retain spam.
     
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