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Alternatives to phpbb forums?

Postby hobbsy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:32pm

I'm building a site in WordPress and wondered what other website owners use as their forum software?

Obviously adamandjoe.com uses phpbb - but have you tried any of the alternatives?


I've been looking at

WP United (integrates with phpbb)
http://www.wp-united.com/

bbpress
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

Mingle Forum
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mingle-forum/

Simple Press
http://simple-press.com/


Any opinions or advice?
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Re: Alternatives to phpbb forums?

Postby hobbsy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:00am

Tried out a fair few of these on localhost installs and I think phpbb is still probably my favourite... even though integration with WordPress is probably not possibly - it's easier to have the forum as a separate entity I reckon - much like we have on a+j.com

vBulletin and Invision Power Board look the nicest but they cost $300+ per license ($149 for IVP)
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