cross platform forum software

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by electronicfiles, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. electronicfiles macrumors newbie

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    hi- anyone have exp with creating user forums? i'd like to know what software to buy in order to create a user forum like this. thanks!
     
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    This is vBulletin, which is a hundred bucks or so iirc.

    Check out phpBB.com -- phpBB runs probably more forums than anything else, and it's totally free. Very similar to vBulletin in most ways.
     
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  4. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    PHPBB Is the way to go! Its free and simpler than vBulletin.
     
  5. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    I have a forum which runs on phpBB3, but I believe that if you don't mind paying a bit, vBulletin is awesome.

    You would still need to pay for hosting with either though. There are some free, but to be honest, I haven't had very good experiences with any of them.
     
  6. afornander macrumors 6502

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    personaly i think u should go with vanilla. simple, clean, web 2.0. overall wonderfull.
     
  7. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    i have used Vanilla and I think its terrible. the look of it (you probly can change it) and its too web 2.0 of me. :)
     
  8. yagran macrumors 6502a

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  10. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    I use Simple Machines Forums because I couldn't stand the amount of spam I was getting on my phpBB. I'd recommend it and it was actually very easy to set up manually.
     

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