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.
04-27-2017, 04:08 AM #9
vBulletin and XenForo are good for this point but they are paid ones.
04-27-2017, 07:51 AM #10
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04-30-2017, 03:50 PM #11
Mybb is alot better than SMF it has many features, many designed themes, many things.
If you wanna start a good forum use a Mybb you wont make a mistake.
07-17-2017, 08:25 AM #12
My personal preference is for the SMF. The reason being it's very easy to setup. Also for the users it's easy to read and navigate. Not to say MyBB and PHPBB are not easy to setup or hard to read. But I have found that it's worth going for the SMF if you want to have extensions and also you can have many good themes. I have found that SMF is preference for some of my clients. So I tend to choose the SMF.
07-19-2017, 05:44 PM #13
Mybb supported responsive!
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07-23-2017, 07:10 AM #14
SMF has a lot of uploaders. This fact makes it much easier to get themes, mods, and logos on there. Also, for a newbie, unaccustomed to uploading via a cPanel or FTP, it can make accessibility way faster.
07-23-2017, 07:36 AM #15
MyBB seems more popular, has a lot of free mods and themes out there too. I don't think the free option will ever match up to a paid option but its a good start.
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