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There is a forum plugin similar to vBulletin? (9 posts)

  1. shai.m
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am looking for a forum plugin that will be easy to install and to custom/use, and hopefully will look similar to vBulletin?

    I am using vBulletin (As a user, no as a moderator) and it is nice.

    If you think that there is a plugin forum that is easy to use, and will be easy for me to install and modify - Please advice.

    Thanks!!

    :)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. ChristiNi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi shai.m,

    There is also a way to bridge vBulletin with WordPress as covered in this thread:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/my-community-powered-by-wordpress-with-full-vbulletin-integration?replies=20

    Otherwise, bbPress is a good recommendation:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

    Hope this helps!

  4. shai.m
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks guys

    Is there someone who worked with any forum plugin?

  5. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    shai.m wrote:

    Thanks guys

    Is there someone who worked with any forum plugin?

    Not sure what you mean by that. But I've used bbPress and Mingle Forum and they are both sufficient. There's also Simple:Press. You'll just have to try them out and see which works best for you.

  6. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    bbPress link was mentioned earlier.

    Mingle Forum
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mingle-forum/

    Simple:Press
    http://simple-press.com/

  7. shirazdrum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress forum plugins suck. They are made for 5 year olds who've never used a real forum before. Your best shot for free forum is:

    http://www.simplemachines.org/

    It's an opensource software and very powerful as well.

  8. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    shirazdrum wrote:

    WordPress forum plugins suck. They are made for 5 year olds who've never used a real forum before. Your best shot for free forum is:

    http://www.simplemachines.org/

    It's an opensource software and very powerful as well.

    Unfortunately there is no plugin to easily integrate that into WordPress. OP was inquiring about a WordPress plugin. Yes, you could use a plugin to bridge them, but you'd still have to customize a forum like that to match your WordPress site. Not to mention the security implications of using a bridge. If the OP wants to use a forum that's 'outside' of their WordPress install, then more power to them. But that's not the impression that I got. And without proper visual and function integration, it really looks sloppy. People that use applications like SMF and WordPress together without integrating them properly have very poor design skills. Not to mention having to register and login to both sites, without using a bridge. I just cringe at the terrible design whenever I come across one of those sites. But I guess to each their own.

  9. neononcon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #


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