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Free forum - phpbb any good?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by RachJenn, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. RachJenn

    RachJenn Junior Member

    Hey all,

    I'd like to set up a (free) online forum but want it to friendly / stylish like this one - I've found this, but I don't like it - phpBB • Demo

    Wouldn't be so bad if I could tweak the css.

    What do you think, and do you know of any other fabulous free forums?
    Many thanks
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    php has no end of themes... just look in the customisation section under styles
  3. Squiddy

    Squiddy Guest

    phpBB is a great platform to use if you need a forum - whatever its use. I'm a fan and use it myself whenever I need to set one up.

    There are an almost infinite number of themes to choose from - try a different site if you can't find one you like but don't spend too long searching for one that fits every requirement you have. It's much easier to find one with the structure you wish to use and then re-style it for your own use.

    There are other options out there, namely vBulletin but I much prefer to use phpBB because I find their control panels more intuitive and easy to use.
  4. RachJenn

    RachJenn Junior Member

    Great stuff, thanks both!
  5. xstreetsweeperx

    xstreetsweeperx Junior Member

    I personally use AEF. I suppose that is personal preference though
  6. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    phpbb used to be renowned for being very insecure, I don't know if its been updated or what nots to make it more resilient in recent years, but alternatives would be (Free) Simple Machines (Not Free) vBulletin (used here) / Vanilla Forums / Xenforo /

    Personally, id opt for a paid solution.

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