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What is the best forum plugin for WordPress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by WebmasterWorkforce, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. WebmasterWorkforce

    WebmasterWorkforce BANNED BANNED

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    I want to add a forum to one of my WP sites. I've looked around at some of them (and even tested out a few) but am not sure which one I should go for.

    Which forum plugin for WP do you guys think is the best one nowadays?
     
  2. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    Using Simple:press for about a year. It's not free anymore (you have to pay for essential extensions) and is extremely buggy. Can't say for the best one however.
     
  3. cgimaster

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    If you dont care about functionalities then, you can go for bbpress which is also used on wordpress.
    However I prefer using a real forum like phpbb or mybb or VB or IPB, you could use phpbb with wordpress plugin such as wordpress.org/extend/plugins/phpbb-single-sign-on/ to integrate it together, there was one for mybb too called wordbb I think but is discontinued, however in the community forum you can still get help to install it without problems but its a hassle
     
  4. genbii

    genbii Newbie

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    yes real forum is better
     
  5. medi8tor

    medi8tor Newbie

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    Vanilla Forum is by far the best forum software out there and has free plugin to hook up with wordpress!
     
  6. cgimaster

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    While I have never used vanilla forum I did check it out once they had a pretty cool design but afaik they arent very popular don't know about this days