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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:57 PM
InvisionBoard is pretty good also, but it's a paid forum system. SMF seems to be a little faster than most of these forums (free or not).
Zony, I think wwheeler is talking about phpNuke, the content management system (CMS). What this basically does is that is shows many categories of information in one web page. See this site for more information. There are many CMS out there. Another one you might want to take a look at is Mambo. If you use Mambo, I think there is something called a Mambo bridge over at SMF that you can use to have this integrated with each other.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:38 AM
The new site we have uses PHPBB, and it seems to be good software, but the theme I have now is kinda cheap looking.
I also think the SMF system is fast and clean, but I like PHP-Nuke beter than Mambo.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:14 PM
any one tried punbb yet?
Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:16 AM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:06 AM
If you like phpBB then you would like PHP-Nuke right out of the box, the main problems is using mods, but you can get mods that have been ported to PHP-Nuke for the phpBB, but they are hard to find, you can go Here and get some, there are about 28 of them there with a forum that has a list with a description of each MOD for the PHP-Nuke and what it does.
I think we can say that is phpbb.. or what?
But is the nuke thing good?
Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:55 AM
On the other hand vBulletin is also really good, but I don't like its defaul skin, so that's a minus, whereas I am really keen on the IPB default skin.
phpBB is too easy to hack into (I have not tried it myself, though), and SMF is good, free, secure, but lacks some good options that IPB has.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:21 PM
Just a few more things to add why I still like SMF better. SMF has free tech support and future upgrades. If a security flaw is found, they will patch it up ASAP. Free is not always better, but when it comes to forum, I have to put it on the top list of forums
Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:55 AM
What does best mean? Fast, high security/reliable, or something else.
You may know many popular PHP forums. So I'm not going to re-mention them.
I think you should check out this Java forum. It's very fast.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:52 AM
Free/SQL based: Invision Power Board
I've used IVP quit a bit, but currently am using YABB2 on my site since it is not widely used and I am using the member ship text file to enable users to PERL script somewhere else. Since everyone disallows connection to MySQL from remote locations and I'm not ready to spend the big $$ on a dedicated server, it works for my needs.
Invision is a pretty powerful BBS without the security flaws that plagued phpBB.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:50 AM
But, if you want to get a little more creative, and have more knowledge in PHP, give Burning Board a shot. They have a pay version as well as a Lite (free) version. I've used the Lite version, and it's more like VBulletin in my opinion. I was able to customize my board to look very nice. Much nicer than I could have done with PHPBB. The pages load fast and there is a more in-depth admin panel. If you got the cash, get the pay version. There is an extensive amount of add-in's you get access to which will make your site even better. The Lite version has Mod's too, but I assume the pay version get's more support.
Burning Board: www.woltlab.de
install them both, mess with the admin panel, and go from there is what I recommend. (btw, personally I wouldn't advise you to use Invisionboard, it's nice but you can achieve a more professional look with WBB or PHPBB, and I think the page loadtime is faster) I hope this information helps you.
Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:06 AM
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