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vBulletin alternatives? PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thesadshow, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. thesadshow

    thesadshow Registered Member

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    I am making a forum but vBulletin is too expensive. I tried bbPress but now that it's a wordpress plugin it sucks as a standalone forum, I can't get forum categories to show in the menu as categories and blah blah blah. Very disappointed with bbPress's lack of compatibility.

    Somebody PLEASE give me a good alternative for making a forum...
     
  2. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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  3. vegas23

    vegas23 Regular Member

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    phpBBFree, well supported and plenty of mods available
     
  4. thesadshow

    thesadshow Registered Member

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    vBulletin is the best there is, but paid as you know
    In my opinion, SMF is the best free one. Though I do wish there was a better free one.
     
  6. thefarang

    thefarang Newbie

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    Not sure I would agree. At one time (i.e. circa vb3) they were the best but vb5 is horrible and the way they released it with half the features missing and no roadmap was about as bad as things can get if you rely on a piece of software to run your business. It's very obvious they're trying to do a cash grab.

    I'm on vb right now but considering IPB or perhaps even Xenforo
     
  7. aniel

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    For a free one: MyBB. I tried it recently and it was easy to setup, it's stable and loads fast.
     
  8. JustUs

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    I use PHPBB with custom code and the Silver template. No problems.
     
  9. terrycody

    terrycody Senior Member

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    why not use other country's free software
     
  10. JustUs

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    Joomla - England;
    PHPBB - England.
     
  11. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Vbulletin is not only expensive, but the amount of money you spend doesn't help when you have to spend 100s of man hours customizing it for your needs. And forget about seo! You'll need another 150 dollars for vbseo.

    Unfortunately, it is the best forum suite.

    I hope someone comes along soon and creates a better product.
     
  12. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Xenforo is quite good. you can check it..
     
  13. mynameis940

    mynameis940 Power Member

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    Try MyBB. It's free and great.
     
  14. GAdsense

    GAdsense Junior Member

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    I recommend mybb it is free and most blackhat forum using mybb