Thread: SMF vs MyBB?
12-29-2016, 06:42 AM #1
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?
12-29-2016, 06:19 PM #2
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..
01-11-2017, 08:14 AM #3
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.
01-11-2017, 08:50 AM #4
01-12-2017, 04:59 AM #5
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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02-11-2017, 04:33 AM #6
02-16-2017, 05:14 PM #7
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.
03-28-2017, 05:02 PM #8
MyBB is better, it has tons of plugins and you can even make a website out of it, not only a forum.
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