Best Forum/ Online community Software 2016

by amro
7 replies

What is the best Forum software nowadays especially if it will be something related to shopping. few options xenforo, IPB, vbulletin

Thanks for your advice.

#2016 #community #forum or #online #software
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you're looking to boost engagement and participation, xenforo is hard to beat.

    Super easy to customize too.

    It was made by the guys behind the original vbulletin
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Another vote for Xenforo here.. it is what vBulletin used to be.

    I don't think even WF have upgraded beyond vBulletin 3.8 - which tells you something.
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  • Profile picture of the author dandagger
    How about free ones like mybb and smf?

    Hope you have a prosperous 2017!

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I've always liked vBulletin myself
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  • Profile picture of the author vedremo
    I think a lot forum platforms are antiquated. Lack excitement, features. Sure, "timeless" design & good backends. Facebook has a lot of ground covered. Reddit. Quora.

    I was looking at this one: Flarum

    Still in beta at "use at your own risk" stamped all over it before you get too excited.

    I think this is good example of a "modern forum". Clean, smooth, fast, community vibe, not like a portal to 1998 like vBulletin (sorry, completely my unsolicited opinion).

    Also just side note it's 2017.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Pick the one that has the features you want and need.


    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Xenforo is one of the best forum script. Today most of the forums are running one Xenforo. It has some great features and it is also easy to use and manage.
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