I am confused between XenForo and IPB. I have a WordPress blog, and I'll be buying a forum in the next couple of days.
I have the following questions:
1. In terms of extensibility / tweaking , which one is better, XenForo or IPB?
I'd like to develop a lot of apps inside the forums, but I haven't worked in either XenForo or IPB ecosystems before.. so I need some suggestions.
2. My blog is on WordPress. I've seen that XenForo offers this bridge: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/xf-wordpress-bridge.1833/
There are widgets in the resource section which allow WordPress to display forum data.. but, I want to display a list of blogs (in a sidebar or something, lists could be recent blogs, blogs related to forums, and so on..) into XenForo, I'd have to develop that using RSS, I think? I'm not sure. I want this, and I want to know if it'll be easy for me to do this in XenForo or not..
3. The CMS in IPB seems very attractive. Also the developer documentation looks structured when compared to XenForo's. How are these two areas here in XenForo?
Could you link me to the developer docs? I might be missing something..
I have to choose a forum soon. I'd appreciate any ideas.