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    SMF vs MyBB?

    I am currently having a small forum and a blog. The blog uses Wordpress cms while the forum is MyBB. What I want to do is connect the forum and blog, but seem this is not easy task, at least I didn't find any good bridge. So what I was thinking is to convert, but what to convert into? I want to make both are tightly connected and easy to manage. If it's not to much could you tell me which software would fit my needs better? SMF or MyBB?

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    I would highly recommend MyBB because of the features it as and the overall coding aspects of it. You will find more people that are into MyBB than SMF plus you should be able to connect MyBB forums via Wordpress and Wordpress via Mybb so members that are registered via Wordpress wont have to register via MyBB.

    For the management for both of the forum platforms, they are both pretty straight forward but MyBB I would say is a lot better..

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    I agree with @LeatherCrafting in that myBB would be the better choice from these two options. If you want something which is tightly integrated then XenForo has some good bridge add-ons and some specifically for bridging Wordpress with the XenForo forum software.

    Depending on what your needs are you can also just use only Wordpress and use a forum plugin like BuddyPress to add the forum to your Wordpress installation. These forum plugins though are not as good for a forum as dedicated forum software is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Routledge View Post
    I am currently having a small forum and a blog. The blog uses Wordpress cms while the forum is MyBB. What I want to do is connect the forum and blog, but seem this is not easy task, at least I didn't find any good bridge. So what I was thinking is to convert, but what to convert into? I want to make both are tightly connected and easy to manage. If it's not to much could you tell me which software would fit my needs better? SMF or MyBB?
    I have used used the bbPress plugin to add a forum to a wordpress blog another student that I go to college with had. His blog was about cars and he wanted a forum for people to talk and discus things about cars. I have to say that it worked really well but it is more basic and without a lot of the features that regular forum software types have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namerie View Post
    I have to say that it worked really well but it is more basic and without a lot of the features that regular forum software types have.
    One of the main reasons for this is that the plugins that add a forum to Wordpress were made as just to add a forum to a Wordpress site and they weren't developed as a forum first type of plugin.

    The regular forum software's are developed as a forum first which is why they have a more robust feature set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Routledge View Post
    What I want to do is connect the forum and blog, but seem this is not easy task, at least I didn't find any good bridge.
    myBB has an addon that ads a blog to your myBB installation that you might want to look into and see if it fits your needs. It's called Xthreads and it has many other features also. I haven't tried it myself but I was looking at it last year when I was thinking about starting my own forum using myBB.

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    I tried both MyBB and SMF, and they're good, but when the forum gets too big, they start to become spammed to death very quickly. So be prepared to research mods, etc to help keep the spam out.

    vBulletin and XenForo are much better though they're paid.
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