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Invision vs phpBB
Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:38 AM
Which do you guys prefer and why? I use PHPBB on one of my sites. its fast, free and does everything I need... or does it?
The boards are written in PHP - so ideally this post should be in the Scripting forum. Am moving it there....
Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:52 AM
Although, it isn't as easy to use for new users unlike phpBB which is easy and free but you can't really, make it your own, well you can, but not as much as IPB.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:01 PM
SMF is a better choice for anything. It is as good as any paid software and has the commu8nity of a free software. I doubt theres a better choice.
3 Click Install mods with its Package Manager
Themes are only a few clicks away and VERY easy just upload the tar.gz and SMf does the rest
Top Notch support aswell
Very easy to use Admin CP and powerful if needed
Very user friendly
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:04 PM
I think most people would find Invision to be the most useful, but both are good, so just decide what you needs and abilities are.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:43 PM
I'm a big fan of Jaia Interactive's MyTopix forum software, which I use on my site. It's currently in beta, and even though you'll have to pay for it if you want final when it comews out, it'll only be $40, and half that for the first fifty customers! And, I'm not sure, but it might be free without all the official support and skins and shtuff...
Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:14 PM
Invision is fast and has really nice templates, but not too much of them... and a smaller community.
phpbb is rather beautiful, but with some interesting functions and more flexibility (and a GREATER community...)
so, I think you should test invision and phpbb before making a decision... and don't forget wbb, it's also a good board!!!
Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:43 PM
TAKEN FROM INVISION WEBSITE:
The trial version is encoded which means you are unable to view the PHP source or modify the PHP source. There are also these hard limits:
1000 Personal Messages
Bulk Mailer Disabled
Language Editing Disabled
SQL Toolbox Disabled
No IPB Portal Included
No SSI Export Facilities
No ability to upgrade between trial versions
If you exceed any one of these limits, your board is turned offline and access to your ACP is removed. If you choose to purchase a full Invision Power Board you can upgrade your trial version to a full version so you won't lose your current members, posts, etc. The full version comes with readable source code which means you're free to modify the PHP code for your personal use.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 12:59 AM
Anyway, if you want to see a VERY large lsit of forum software, check out The Forum Insider.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 01:58 AM
The following is a list of the features Beehive has.
* All the regular features of forums:
o Reply-to-user or reply-to-thread posting. +
o Subscribe to topics, or just mark High Interest
o E-mail notification of post replies to you.
o Complete PM (Private Message) system.
o File Attachments.
o Flexible searching system.
o Optional guest access.
o Optional stats to show active users, total posts, etc.
o Ignore folders and topics you don't wish to read.
o Multiple forum system, with a single userbase and per-forum options. *
* Accessibility support:
o Easy-to-use frame-based layout.
o Multiple style options, including dyslexia support. +
o I18N multiple language support, allowing a variety of languages to be used.
* Various features unique to Beehive:
o Powerful HTML posting, without security risks. *
o Advanced word-filtering facility. *
o Polls, including upto 20 options, anonymous voting or public ballots, and more. +
o Word Filter with Perl-compatible Regular Expression parsing. *
o Lite Version, for use with PDAs and some mobile phones.
o Links section, for a forum-wide favourites list.
* Extendable user profiles:
o Allows any number of configurable fields.
o Users can opt-in to a 'Forthcoming Birthdays' list.
* Flexible relationships system:
o Ability to ignore users posts, or signatures.
o Ability to define 'friends', and easily see their threads.
o Complete Ignore feature, for blocking a user out entirely. *
* Full, easy to use admin tools:
o List possible aliases for each user.
o Ban by user or IP address.
o Delete all posts by a user.
o Create sticky threads.
o Style-creator, to create new styles.
o Comprehensive user permissions. *
o Folders can be made no-polls or polls only.
o Logs of all admin activities.
o Optional gzip encoding of output, to save bandwidth.
* And a lot of other little handy features.
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