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What is the best PHP Forum and Blog?

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by lynnw196, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. lynnw196

    lynnw196 Newbie

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    Hi,
    anybody know what the best PHP forum script and blog to use is and where I can buy one? would need full license.

    Also, I was going to list this on elance/sitepoint but would rather use a member here cause I love this place! If you do PHP I may have some outsourcing work. Would be intergrating membership site with internal blog and forum and adding banner/logo (I will Provide it). I will be purchasing scripts so would be intergration and set up. If quality work I will also use use whenever I need more work done, maintenance and will refer you to my contacts.

    Couple of necessities:
    Must be in US and if selected will need to talk to directly.
    May need job to be completed in a 7 day time period.
    I will need to see prior work or portfolio

    If you can complete the above please PM me with your rates. I may not get back with you right away so don't blow up my box. Got a lot going on over the weekend (my kids :D ).

    Mods: I am sorry if this should be somewhere else, but I truly do need to know about the PHP forum script....I have no clue on it! :confused:
     
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  2. barigain

    barigain Junior Member

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    Its a difficult decision indeed. However before anything else there are a couple of critical questions that need to be answered.
    1 : Is the blog going to contain the full functionality of blogging softwares you see out there? Or you require a smaller, simpler set of functions? Same goes for the forum.
    2 : Is it required to share the user base across all three systems?
    3 : Is it required that the design of the site be exactly the same across the board?
    If you guys require the full blown forums and blogs, then it would be wise to go with separate systems. However if the feature-set required is small, it might be wiser to just custom build it, without spending too much time.
    If the user base needs to be shared, then it would be a pain to integrate the sessions and user base across three different systems, its always easier and smoother to just use one users table. You will have to hack the forum and blogging platform to make it work with the main cms, there will be issues doing that.
    If the design can vary on these systems, it would be ok, however making it exactly the same would be feat and would require specialized people for the relevant forum and blogging platform. So maintaining the design would be a problem too.
    This is a very difficult decision. Its going to be short-term cost vs long term cost. If you think the web app is there to stay for a while, i vote for increased short term cost, it would make things easier in the long term.
    Another note: If you design your architecture to be modular, you can develop your forum and blog system as modules which you can plug-in. So gives you the freedom to take the site partially offline.
     
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    In case you missed it, the thread is 6 years old...
     
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    he is looking for clients and he used the search feature of bhw.

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  6. barigain

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    Hello! I'm not offering any services and even have no signature as you can see. Simply used wrong forum sorting
     
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    If you used the wrong forum sorting you could at least see the thread date..
     
  8. funque

    funque Newbie

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    PHPBB is the best open source solution for forum with blog functionality. You can also try vbulletin, but it costs.