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Free forum software prior to xenforo license

#1
Hi there,

I apologise if this is the wrong place but I have a question that I help someone would be able to shed some light on for me.

I will be using free forum software until I get paid at the end of the month and will be buying a XenForo license but until then I need something to build a community. I am looking for something that would have good security, fast and features (even if an add-on is needed) such as a shoutbox and permission system for user levels.

I was looking at myBB to do this for the next few weeks (had a falling out with another community with how it was run so we are starting fresh on our own) and was hoping that if it was not myBB and a better suggestion that it needs to be able to be transferred to XenForo easily.

Thanks in advance!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
The pre-sales FAQ in my signature lists the importers available.

If you plan to migrate from the free forum to XenForo, ensure it is listed there.
 
#3
Alright, just seen that and thanks for the reply.

Is there any opinions on SMF 2.0, phpBB 3.0 or MyBB as to which would be the most useful for a gaming community until I can get a license? I have a dedicated server also and in general it would be a secure forum with a shoutbox and managable users system and permissions for now.

Cheers!
 

RickM

Well-known member
#4
SMF is a dead platform. MyBB has had a lot of security problems (and questionable code quality).

phpBB 3 is a stable platform built on Symfony, its got a big community and a very stable development team.