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makhmalee




msg:3461276
 11:04 am on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hello Friends,
i want to start a Forum on My site. Pleas give me any open source Forum i will try to edit it for my use!
pleas Reply i will thank Full.
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[edited by: engine at 11:10 am (utc) on Sep. 26, 2007]
[edit reason] No urls, thanks. See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

 

rogerd




msg:3461922
 8:24 pm on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, makhmalee. phpBB might be a good start. It's by far the most popular open source forum, and there are plenty of hacks written for it.

dragsterboy




msg:3467003
 1:44 pm on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

as the above post suggests I'll back it up and say that phpBB is the right way to go.

HiHo




msg:3467329
 7:06 pm on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

there are billion of choices!

the most common is phpBB... with all the features that you might need.

for a simpler forum, with less functions but very fast, try punBB

SilentRob




msg:3478784
 1:07 pm on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've been using Babbleboard of late, its quite a new and upcoming forum software, but its great in that its very fast with light load on the server and is developed by people that have been using forums for years as users, rather than as webmasters, so although its got alot of good features from the admin perspective, alot of thought goes into features from the users perspective as well, which is great.

link [babbleboard.co.uk]

dannyboy83




msg:3491315
 11:25 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Vanilla is a nice simple forum and SMF (Simple Machines Forum) looks good.

scabadone




msg:3523148
 5:10 pm on Dec 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wordpress also offers a really simple forum package... but overall I would go with what the guys above have said... I espeically like Vanilla since its sooo simple.

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