I am starting a new project that will mainly be a social community. I want to give my viewers the ability to post blogs, articles, participate in forums and view / interact with our store (buy products / no processing needed in-store pickup only).
I have experience with Mambo and it seems to be decent software for something like this however I know there are tons more out there.
I really like vBulletin but I would have to pay for it to get going which isn't a big deal but I wonder if there is another solution out there that is better and would combine with a CMS better than vBulletin does.
SEO is very important for me so being able to keep all the urls the way I need with Categories / Topics etc. is very important.
The mambo + smf works well but I wonder if there are any better forums + cms + store combos out there? Most important above all is that they all share the login, however I don't mind having a central login page which would then log them into whatever section of the site they are visiting.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!