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September 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm #40076aoeuiParticipant
I cant make my mind on this.
I am building new web for physical workout group, a bunch guys that spent most of their day just excersing in gym or outside = not much in IT skilled :)
what would be the best forum engine for simple Q&A topics like ?
I have ton of experience with **phpbb**, I like **vanilla** on which runs this css-tricks forum but I will be using WP so **bbpress** comes into mind as well
has plenty of features
UX and use is for a bit more advnced users
simple and straightforward
UX easy to use for almost anyone
I have ZERO experience here
“What would you use in this case and why ?”September 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm #111047theacefesMember
If you have to use one of those three, I would go with vanilla – it’s pretty easy to use both from a moderating and user pov.
For my online community I use Invision Power Board but that costs money. :)October 1, 2012 at 6:53 am #111073SgtLegendMember
I have found bbPress to be the easiest to work with since it integrates nicely with the WordPress user sessions, you can also get a very extensive plugin to manage permissions which has native support for bbPress.October 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm #111247Chris CoyierKeymaster
You’re posting here, so you’re experiencing Vanilla. It’s not awful but I’m not a huge fan either. I mega wish I was on bbPress which does a bit less but would allow this site to be 100% WordPress powered.October 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm #111249chrisburtonParticipantOctober 4, 2012 at 2:58 am #77387aoeuiParticipant
@chriscoyier you are right about the bbPress
after all I will build the site in WP anyway so it only makes sense to use bbPress as those 2 get quite good along together I guess
will give it a shotOctober 4, 2012 at 9:10 am #111266Chris CoyierKeymaster
Changing forum software is no trivial task. Especially for someone like me who isn’t a very good developer (w stuff like databases). And also there is no Vanilla -> bbPress converter yet. I’ve talked to bbPress devs though and it seems likely someday.October 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm #112715
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