PHP Forum Software Showdown
The six software programs are as follows.
- bbPress 0.73 (released October 27, 2006) - http://bbpress.org/
- MyBB 1.2.1 (released September 27, 2006) - http://www.mybboard.com/
- phpBB 2.0.21 (released June 9, 2006) - http://www.phpbb.com/
- PunBB 1.2.14 (released October 15, 2006) - http://www.punbb.org/
- Simple Machines 1.0.9 (released October 29, 2006) - http://www.simplemachines.org/
- Vanilla 1.0.1 (released August 21, 2006) - http://getvanilla.com/
Some of the things that I'll be covering include:
- Installation and setup
- Requirements (PHP and database versions)
- Installer and installation sizes
- How 'clean' is it to read and navigate (the code)
- Default layout
- Admin interface
- Out-of-the-box functionality/features
- Age and approximate usage
Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated - either of things to cover, or of other forums to review. Please note that forums must be free/open source, and run on PHP and MySQL, minimum.
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