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Alternatives to phpbb forums?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:32pm
by hobbsy
I'm building a site in WordPress and wondered what other website owners use as their forum software?

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

I've been looking at

WP United (integrates with phpbb)


Mingle Forum

Simple Press

Any opinions or advice?

Re: Alternatives to phpbb forums?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:00am
by hobbsy
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

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