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Thread: Forum Plugins For Wordpress

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    Forum Plugins For Wordpress

    Tell me what plugins can be used to add a forum section to one of my WordPress website and if there are more than 1 plugins than which wordpress forum plugin is the best and preferable and what is the reason it is better than the other plugins.

    Also tell if there are forum plugins for wordpress which are free and also the paid ones as this is a very serious website and we even can purchase the plugin if its available reasonable price.

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    BBPress is the official forum script meant to work with Wordpress. It integrates the same user database that controls the logins to your Wordpress blog. So in other words, if people registered an account on your blog to post in the comments section - they can just jump right into to the forums and start participating in the discussions there as well. Some of the downsides to BBPress are that it's not nearly as feature rich and polished as the more prominent forum scripts out there, and visually the layout is pretty rudimentary. The other free and commercial forum scripts won't directly integrate with Wordpress, though some can share the user DB via a plugin or add-on. In terms of visual appearance, it can also be more difficult to make them look integrated with the rest of your site as well. However they are generally fare more robust in terms of functionality. There are free options such as PhpBB, Vanilla Forums, and Simple Machines Forum. There are also paid options such as Xenforo, Invision Power Board and VBulletin. I would say Vanilla Forums is one of the upcoming free options these days, and Xenforo is one of the rising commercial plugins. Some of the older free scripts such as PhpBB are big targets for spam and security vulnerabilities. Some of the more established commercial forum scripts such as VBulletin have drawn some ire over the years for becoming too big/bloated and for charging too much.
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    Re: Forum Plugins For Wordpress

    BBPress Plugin is better to use in WordPress blog to convert it as Forum. There are also others forum plugin available and you can also use those plugin.

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    Re: Forum Plugins For Wordpress

    Good thing with BBpress is that it uses wordpress core and integrates very well with wordpress websites, works fast and don't slow down your server as much as other forums, but to me it don't looks nice :/ you can try to combine it with BuddyPress that is compatible with BBpress and have some nice social networking features.

    Edit: both BBpress and BuddyPress have a lot extensions and plugins that import some new functionalities, just search for them...you can add a lot of new features,especially to buddypress
    Last edited by Acika; 11-24-2014 at 01:29 PM.

 

 

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