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Google Trends for phpbb3, vbulletin, ipb, woltlab, wordpress, xenforo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    vBulletin ... so 2005 ?
    phpBB3 ... been there done that in 2008 ?
    Wordpress ... taking over ?
    IPB: holding steadyish in a declining sector ?
    xenForo ... the future ? Moving on up ! (to the deluxe apartment in the sky !)
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  2. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    In my opinion wordpress shouldn't even be in that list....it is a completely different ballpark.
  3. shock

    shock Member

    I dont know why but i think that when phpBB 4 is going to be released (in 2020 i think), its gonna drive crazy all the big forum solution(it will be the end of vb and ipb)...
    just my opinion, unless they will keep using "prosilver" as default theme... again, its just my opinion.
  4. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    Kind of what I expected to see. Thanks for posting.
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  5. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Of course where are my manners...I do thank you for posting the image but my point is being so different and the fact that with so many cpanel users having fantastico...you can one click install it...you don't even have to create the db yourself.

    Besides the fact that WP is nothing like a forum and that in it's own right is a great product, the easy access and one click installing from cpanel gives it a lot of surface area to be seen at besides it's reputation.

    Saying wordpress is taking over and comparing it to forum software titles would be like saying the dallas cowboys are dominating the NBA. Format wise it is like comparing apples and oranges.
  6. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    Wordpress is just popular like that.
  7. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Lies and heresy! There is no phpbb 4 ever.

    *Calls the assassins* He is on to us . . .
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The biggest mistake phpBB3 made was to move the avatar block to the right....just to be different.

    I had to hack the hell out of the templates to switch it all back to the left, and even then I never got it looking 100% on all views.

    Ahhh, those were the days... :D
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  9. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    With WordPress it would be more relavent to see comparisons with Joomla or Moveable Type other Blog/CMS solutions. That's the area it's seeing it's biggest growth. It's a Blog/CMS/News Magazine app not a forum app.

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  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's pretty much what I was getting at.
  11. shock

    shock Member

    You should have asked me, i'm pretty good in making a phpbb forum look awesome :)
    (heres a demo of a theme that im working on, sorry but is hebrew)
  12. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    how about bbpress rather than wordpress ;)
  13. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    Screen Shot 2011-09-27 at 2.24.12 PM.png

    :) Russia loves XF :)
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  14. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    Yeah and I wonder what % of those are nulled.
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  15. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Was thinking the same thing :(
  16. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

  17. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    yes, there might be illegal use of the software. but, in the long run a good software would always get the support form around the world.
  18. Ramses

    Ramses Member

    It seems it's getting harder and harder to compete against them ...
  19. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Yep, I can believe this... XF is the only forum on the market that mimics the current social trend of Facebook for social networking, completely intuitive and setting the pace for the others with the field, not following along and playing catchup within the forum industry.

    IMO, XF is the only foundation thus far that could mimic a realistic current social network platform with forum, as the product develops. It really does have the right foundation to build into something much bigger than VB or IPB ever were.
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  20. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Well I'm putting all my eggs in the XF basket so I bloody hope so ... :ROFLMAO:
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