I will admit, as a forum this is the best plugin you will find. Full of features and integrates well with WordPress overall. However, I have to be cynical here and lower the score due to the (in my opinion) over priced addons you have to buy separately in order to get features that other forum software have built in.
Don’t get me wrong, some addons are definitely worth the price, like the sync comments-posts across the board. But when you need to buy a addon just to get polls and on top of that renew this every year (yes, ALL addons are yearly subscription based if you want them updated). Again, I know how it sounds, I’m not saying that the developer should not get payed, but there need to be a understanding of useful addons and premium addons. In my opinion, polls, custom fields, private messages and the tags addons should have either a cheaper subscription or be a one time purchase as they are common on All forum software. You can even argue that buying a premium forum software like WoltLab or XenForo and run it from a subdomain would be cheaper than running WPForo on a yearly basis if you want basic features in your forum.
Anyway, it is still the best forum plugin for WordPress and the free features works well enough and that is where I’ll stay, it’s just not worth the yearly combined price.
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