Discussion in 'Content Management Systems' started by SecNam, May 25, 2010.
is simplemachines any good and worth using?
The SM forum software has a massive following and some of the moderators & developers have a virtual cult status!
Loads of activity so I would have a go with this before the paid-for vB forum software.
Incidentally, vB has a list links to sites that have bought and used it software - many of these sites are dead - not because of vB but just because that's what forums are like - so I'd do the freebie version first to see if you and your forum have the legs needed to get off the ground.
I believe that the data on the SMF can be imported to vB but you'd need to check out that key step before investing lots of time in SMF incase you do want to move to vB later on.
good luck, Luke
Annoying when you cant find a certain plugin for SMF though!!
i just started a forum using smf. lots of bugs though (Car Forums)
Tha's phpBB you're using!
changed it to phpbb lol. smf is REALY buggy
Free I use bbpress or vanillaforum. Otherwise I used to use vBulletin but since v4 any new licenses I purchase will be for IPB
Have you got a link to one of your vanillaforum sites? The software looks interesting but they have no demo on their official site (unless im missing it)
I use SMF 1.1.11 of several forums, one of which has 1500+ visitors a day and only know of a couple of very minor bugs.
(The development 2.0 version probably has bugs)
The vanilla community is powered by it
There's also Discuz! I forgot to mention, it's Chinese but excellent script:
English port is here I believe:
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