Forum Software

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What is your favorite forum software, free and paid?

My favorite free option is Discourse, it has such an intuitive layout and is easy on the eyes. Vanilla is a close second for me, I've loved it for many years.

The best paid option for me is XenForo. It offers a more classic looking forum compared to Discourse, but remains simple and easy to use.

What do you think? laugh

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By the way, I love the software powering this forum. I don't recognize it so I guess it's custom? cheeky

answered May 27, 2016 by Britanica New Member (950 points)
PHPBB and MyBB are the best free forum software.
answered May 27, 2016 by Larry New Member (1,500 points)
I think the best free forum software is MyBB as it's easy to install plugins and themes and the admin panel is very friendly in terms of if you're new to owning your own. The best paid option for me is IPB as I feel like it offers the most customization.
answered May 30, 2016 by Kingy New Member (1,260 points)