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    What are your thoughts about phpBB?

    Phpbb is a pretty decent free forum software. The main advantages with it is that it is free and provides everything you need to start your own forum. It is not a stronger forum cms like vbulletin, xenforo, ipb, Woltlab..etc but it is still a good option if you want to start a new forum that lack funds?

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    It works very well. Does have a little bit of a learning curve to get everything setup. Also since it is open source, make sure you stay on top of updates to help reduce any security vulnerabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arindamb View Post
    Phpbb is a pretty decent free forum software. The main advantages with it is that it is free and provides everything you need to start your own forum. It is not a stronger forum cms like vbulletin, xenforo, ipb, Woltlab..etc but it is still a good option if you want to start a new forum that lack funds?
    If you are looking at free forum software then phpBB is pretty good. I prefer myBB personally after using both. myBB has themes with the more modern looks that I like plus there are some really cool plugins for many of the features found in the paid forum softwares.

    I did extensive testing and the configuration is easier with myBB. (You can also make it look like vB and XenForo if you want )

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    Completely agree with ulterios...Choose MYBB as i also found it easier to manage, more mods, themes and less spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post
    It works very well. Does have a little bit of a learning curve to get everything setup. Also since it is open source, make sure you stay on top of updates to help reduce any security vulnerabilities.
    This I would to say...

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    Completely agree with ulterios...Choose MYBB as i also found it easier to manage, more mods, themes and less spam.
    I didn't use MYBB and heard it is a free forum cms, saw more people switch from MYBB to Xen, VB or IPB, so I would suggest to buy a paid forum software if you possible and you will not waste your time to change your forum to another forum cms when your forum grows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulterios View Post
    If you are looking at free forum software then phpBB is pretty good. I prefer myBB personally after using both. myBB has themes with the more modern looks that I like plus there are some really cool plugins for many of the features found in the paid forum softwares.

    I did extensive testing and the configuration is easier with myBB. (You can also make it look like vB and XenForo if you want )
    I have not got any experience with myBB but from your recommendations on this forum software, I will try to check it out. I am planning to use a paid forum software than a free one because I think it has better features and support.

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