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Best CMS Choice for Starting a forum

  • # June 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    S0 I need a CMS platform with good integration with a an online forum. I do not want to reinvent the wheel. Joomla, Expression Engine? Also what are some good options for forums? vbulletin? This is new territory for me.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated :)

    # June 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    this site uses Vanilla and WordPress
    http://vanillaforums.org/
    http://wordpress.org/

    Here’s a few other prebuilt forums
    http://www.phpbb.com/
    http://www.simplemachines.org/

    There’s a lot of options so I’d suggest searching YouTube for some integration tutorials and then choosing what’s right for you

    # June 6, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I can recommend Silverstripe (http://www.silverstripe.org/)
    It´s the best CMS I´ve found. It´s easy to use for beginners, so you don´t have to waste much time to get things work.

    For an online forum you can easily install this modul:
    http://www.silverstripe.org/forum-module/

    If you dive deeper in Silverstripe, you can create your own modules.

    It´s a very nice platform.

    # June 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the replies. I will definitely checkout these out and post my findings on these :)

    # November 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I am coming to a close on the the project I started this thread for and did not have a choice for which platform we used on the project. We ended up going with vbulletin and it has been probably one the worst experience I have had developing websites. So I thought I would bump up this comment again.

    So in the next year There will be another project involving forums where myself and the rest of my team will possibly get to choose a new platform. Any more ideas about a good platform for developers. The one perquisite is that it needs to scale really well to support 10’s of thousands of active users.

    # November 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    You can use WordPress as a CMS and BBPress (plugin) for your forums.

    # November 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    A coworker suggested BBpress. I think this would be a great option for us because we all are pretty big fans of wordpress. The big question is how well does it scale to support many active users. I am definitely not very knowledgeable about these things which is why I ask. I will look definitely look sites that use it.

    # November 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t think WordPress would have any problem supporting ‘many active users’.

    # November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Joomla as CMS, with Kunena for the forums.
    Example at http://www.gorinnosho.com

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