Which Forum Software Is The Best?

Which Forum Software is the Best in your opinion?

  • Invision Community

    Votes: 23 19.3%
  • phpBB

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • SMF

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • MyBB

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • vBulletin

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • WoltLab Burning Board

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • XenForo

    Votes: 39 32.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 9.2%
  • nodeBB

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Discourse

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • Vanilla

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Elkarte

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Don't know

    Votes: 12 10.1%

  • Total voters
    119

zappaDPJ

Administrator
Joined
Aug 26, 2010
Messages
7,470
I have to admit I was completely wrong about Xenforo. I have to admit that it is one good piece of forum software and yes in my opinion it is better than all versions of vbulletin.

I think it's fair to say that XenForo is what vBulletin could have been and a lot more if it hadn't been for the legal shenanigans. It's the natural successor and a product that former vBulletin users should already have some familiarity with.

Was it anything in particularly the caused you to have a change of mind?
 

NYCGuy76

Fanatic
Joined
Jul 1, 2006
Messages
1,110
I think it's fair to say that XenForo is what vBulletin could have been and a lot more if it hadn't been for the legal shenanigans. It's the natural successor and a product that former vBulletin users should already have some familiarity with.

Was it anything in particularly the caused you to have a change of mind?
The turning point for me was the built in giphy but to be honest after a few weeks of steady usage and having my custom style designed by sultan themes it just won me over. So I guess you could say it wasn’t just one specific thing.
I have to agree with you in regards to your vbulletin comment.
 

dojo

Passionate admin
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Messages
3,781
It's been a while since I cared about it, but since I run 2 forums now (one just as a case study to confirm some of my SEO tricks), I chose Xenforo because it's responsive. I loved MYBB back in the day, but not being responsive is a huge deal. XF has some serious SEO issues as well, but I am ranking pretty well on my main keywords even so, which makes it OK :)
 

borbole

Adherent
Joined
Sep 15, 2012
Messages
336
Before Ipb released their latest version, 4.5. my vote would have been xf without a doubt. But now I did vote for Ipb as 4.5 is excellent and much much better than the other forums imo.
 

Michael_

Aspirant
Joined
Dec 2, 2020
Messages
21
For me personally vbulletin 3 is overall the greatest software ever made.
I also still love the old free burning board lite 1.0.2pl3 because its so easy to modify. Its my favourite as long as you dont need features like multilanguage support and plugin system.
But of course this is already 20 years old software and therefore not what most websites demand these days.

From todays systems i think IPS is the best overall.
Followed by xenforo which is also very nice but IPS in my opinion is better if you also need a CMS. :)

When it comes to free forum software there have really been better days in my opinion.
I think myBB is great but will they ever come out with 1.9 / native responsive templates?

I've never been a fan of phpBB 3 or smf. It works but i dont like it and would not want to use it on any of my sites.
 
Top