MyBB Review

(October 10, 2008 01:21)
Last Version 1.6.12 (December 16, 2013). Released under GPL License.
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What is MyBB?

While ago considered as an outsider, comparing to the big boards of Internet, MyBB is more and more popular, mostly for three of its qualities: simplicity, extensive administration panel and powerful plugin system. MyBB is a based on the PHP/MySQL technology, and is a free open source forum software, and has included AJAX and Web 2.0 features just-as-needed. Nothing too much heavy, but really practical for an everyday usage.

MyBB History

MyBB was originally developed on the base of XMB and DevBB, and the official development started 8 years ago, in 2002. It today counts more than 140,000 lines of code, and a dynamic community of about 28,000 members.

Review Updates:

  • June 2, 2011: Add MyBB GoMobile and several plugins.
  • January 6, 2011: Several fixes linked to MyBB 1.6.1.
  • April 24, 2010: Complete additional features that were missing. Update to MyBB 1.4.13.
  • December 2, 2009: New tutorial, MyBB URL Rewritting.
  • November 27, 2009: Migrate to MyBB 1.4.9.

MyBB is recommended for Large Community.

(and supports smaller communities perfectly as well.)

Server & Client Requirements

Server Requirements
Programming Language
Required Architecture and Versions.
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
Web Servers
How the forum is delivered to users.
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
Databases
How Forum Data are Stored.
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
Operating Systems
Systems Supporting this Software.
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
Browser & Client Requirements
Compatible Browsers
List of Compatible Browsers.
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla FirefoxInternet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeOperaOpera
Apple SafariApple SafariKonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Required Plugins/Technologies
Additional or Basic Requirements from Client Side.
HTML, Javascript, AJAX, CSS.
Localization
Languages supported by MyBB.
Yes.
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian) Chinese (Simplified)
Czech German
Estonian Spanish
French Greek
Hungarian Persian
Dutch Urdu
Polish Serbian
Russian Arabic
Turkish English (British)
English (American) Chinese (Traditional)

Go to the Translation List.

The installation on a SQLite database is really intuitive and easy for people who do not want to install any RDBMS like MySQL or PostgreSQL. Anyway, installing MyBB is simple, and you should not take more than 5 minutes to setup your first installation.

Compatibility with Smartphones
Compatible SmartPhones
Compatible Cellphone Brands and Manufacturers.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
Application Distribution / Type
How it is distributed / App Store Availability
  • Web Application

MyBB supports mobile phone using the free extension MyBB GoMobile.

Forum Threads & Posts

Forum Threads / Topics
Forum Style Flat/Threaded Forum Organization
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
Thread Icons Yes Topic Tags Plugin
Hot Topics Yes Unread Topics Yes
Hidden Topics Yes Sticky Threads Yes
Related Threads Yes Detect Duplicate Threads No
Announcements Yes
Posting Messages / Answers
Message Editing Form
How to Post Messages.
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
Post Editing Format
Supported Markup Language (HTML, Wiki, BBCode,...).
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
Spell Checker
Checks typos on posts and topics.
Plugin
Image Attachment
How Images can be Attached and Displayed in Message Posts.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments. Images are all at the end of the post.
  • Use BBCode or HTML. Need to type the URL of an already hosted image.
Embedded Videos
Videos and Media Websites Supported in Message Posts.
No.
Posting Features
Quick Reply Box Yes Smileys Yes
Attachments Yes Syntax Highlighting Plugin
Message Rating
Yes Message Quoting Yes

MyBB Homepage

Spell Checking is done using the Spell Check plugin, while it is also possible to configure a WYSIWYG editor with several plugins: MyBB WYSIWYG Editor and Advanced WYSIWYG Editor.

Posting by Email feature is also now possible using the following Post Via Email plugin.

The global style of the forum, it could be either a flat forum or a threaded one.

Additional & Technical Features

Additional Forum Features
Poll Creation Yes
Private Messages
Users Can Communicate using an Internal Messaging System.
Yes
Instant Messaging
Discuss with Visitors and Members in a Chat Window.
Yes
Calendar
Topic, Member Birthdays, Events are available from the perspective of a calendar.
Yes
Online Users List
Connected User List (Often Found in the Forum Footer).
Yes
Members List
Search and Consult the List of Members.
Yes
Technical Features
Bundled Software
Additional Software Available with the Forum.
  • Portal
  • Wiki
  • Blog
  • Downloads Manager
RSS/Atom Syndication
Posts and Threads Exported to Feeds Aggregators Syndicate.
R
Friendly URLs
URLs are clear and contain information about the topic (title, message,...). Highly recommended for SEO purposes.
Yes
Post by Email
Post Directly From your Email Box.
Plugin
Remote Control
Remote Control from External Software/Websites.
No.
Cache System
Cache pages to optimize bandwidth and load times.
Yes
Template Engine
It is easier to theme a forum using a known template engine (more docs & examples,...).
  • Custom Template Engine

MyBB Calendar

Wiki, Blog, Portal and Downloads Manager are plugins that complete this already really powerful software with additional features. The Blog plugin is for example really useful if some of your members want to host their own blog on your community forum. This could notably be worth if you host a community of experts, who are publishing really interesting news and would like to have a base more advanced than a forum thread.

User Profiles & Options

Some details about MyBB features regarding members.
Member Options & Features
Bookmark Threads
User Profiles Keep a List of Followed Posts and Topics.
Yes
Email Notifications
Receive Emails When New Messages are Posted in Followed Threads.
Yes
Export private messages
Private Messages can be Downloaded by Users.
Yes
Payment Subscriptions
Paying Membership Subscription.
Plugin
User Profiles
User Profile
User Information and Settings.
Yes
Avatars
Pictures of Members, Useful to Easily Identify their Posts.
Yes
Signature
Signatures Added at the Bottom of Each Message.
Yes
Ranks
Tags and Labels Identifying the Members, based on specific criteria (Total Posts Count, Credits, Moderation Level...)
Yes

MyBB User Control Panel

Private messages could be exported in 3 different formats: HTML, CSV and plain text. Users can select their own themes if they wish, and moreover, the usage of some themes could be restricted to some particular groups of users.

Moderation & Users Management

Note that, since MyBB 1.6, you can pre-moderate on a per-forum basis. For this, go to your Administration Panel, and select Forums & Posts, Options, Moderation Options. There, you will be able to select the setting Moderate posts after they've been edited.

Moderation & Threads Management
Moderation
Pre-Moderation In pre-moderation, every post needs to be validated by a moderator before being published.
Post-Moderation The moderation is done afterwards, if an administrator notices a problem or if a member reports something wrong. Each message is therefore directly published.
Reactive Moderation By reporting any problems, members are reactive against moderation problems. Moderators' main objective is to regularly check user reports, without having to follow each threads.
Distributed Moderation By organizing the forum around moderators, who are usually power and experienced users, moderation is self-powered and only depends on the community.
Moderator per section Yes
Global Moderator Yes
Move Threads
Move Threads from Topics
Yes
Shadow Topics
When a thread is moved, the previous position is kept in order to inform users of this modification.
Yes
Close/Lock Threads
Close/Lock Problematic Threads
Yes
Users Management
User Groups
Organize and define groups of users, and apply different actions and settings on them.
Common Groups: Guests, Members, Moderators, Administrators,...
Yes
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
Limit Features For New Users
Features are limited if a user has created a small number of posts.
Plugin
Guest Posting Yes
Multiple Administrators Yes
Send Warnings to Users
Inform users by email or PM that they infringe the board rules, and could be excluded for such behavior.
Yes
Forum/Section Restricted Access
ACL could be use to determine if a user or a group of users can access (in read only, post message) to some sections and topics.
Yes
User Banishment Yes

Administration & Support

Usage of AJAX (using Prototype JS API) makes the forum really usable and administration tasks very user friendly.

Database Management
Backup Database
Backup forum datas that you could store somewhere else.
Yes
Prune Database
Remove old and unused datas from your forum.
Yes
Restore Database
Restore a backup of your database if the previous install crashed.
Yes
Administration Tools
Statistics
Statistics about posts count, users, traffic...
Yes Error/Notice Log Viewer
Forum Logs could be consulted.
Yes
Tasks Scheduler
Maintenance tasks are regularly launched and could be scheduled.
Yes Mass Mailing
Send an email (newsletters, advertisements, information,...) to all users.
Yes
Installation & Upgrading
Installation Method
How this forum software could be installed.
Installation Wizard
Upgrading Method
How this forum software could be upgraded.
Upgrade Wizard
Updates Notifications
The Admin Panel informs you when a new version is released.
Yes
Forum Migration
Convert an existing forum to MyBB.
Yes.
  • Invision Power Board 2
  • MyBB 1.4 (merge an existing forum)
  • PhpBB 2
  • PhpBB 3
  • SMF 1.1
  • PunBB 1.2
  • vBulletin 3.6+
  • XMB 1.9

The official MyBB Merge System is a perfect way to migrate an existing forum to MyBB.

Security & Spam Protection

Security & Spam Protection
CAPTCHA
Captcha protects your forum against spam bots.
e.g., Syndicate
Yes
Complexity: [++[ Normal
Abnormal Behavior Detection
Detect users or request strange behaviors, and try to process proactive actions.
No
Words Filtering
Offensing Words are automatically replaced.
Yes
User Blacklist
Prevent specific user accounts to register (based on email address, name,...) and disable potentially harmful members.
Yes
IP Blocking
Prevent access to spam robots and other scripts that could attempt DDOS or Brute Force attacks on your forum.
Yes

MyBB Administration User Registration Options

The Configuration -> Banning section is perfect to administrate and protect your system against remote attacks.

Vulnerabilities Advisories Criticality

Secunia Criticality

Secunia Advisories severity affecting MyBB.

Vulnerabilities Impact

Secunia Impact

Secunia Advisories impact affecting MyBB.

Customization & Social Networks

Customization
Plugins
Add new features to your forum installation.
Yes.
~495 Available Plugins. More info »
Installation: [++[ Easy
Themes
Modify the style of your forum easily.
Yes.
~270 Available Themes.
Custom BBCodes Yes Smiley Packs Yes
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Additional User Profile Fields
Ask more about your members with custom fields.
Yes
Integration with Applications, Social Networks, Intranet...
Social Networks
Users can share information from their social network account...
CMS / Blog Bridges
Integration with existing Web publishing tools.
No.
User Accounts Integration
Do users be able to log in with their corporate, Google, Facebook,... accounts?
No.
Content Aggregation
Forum allows to integrate news and content from other website, using an aggregation protocol (RSS, RDF, Atom,...).
No.

MyBB Administration Plugins

Social networks integration are done with the Social Sites plugin, which includes many of them and allows users to indicate the networks they have joined. Note also that, since MyBB 1.6, the forum can also be extended using the MyNetwork feature, that works on top of MyBB to extend it with social network improvements.

To the other side, you also have MyBBPublisher, which automatically publishes new threads and announcements to the two most user social networks: Twitter and Facebook, a must-have for spreading the life of your board abroad.

And, last but not least, you also have plugins to allow connection and log in to the MyBB forum using Facebook Connect and Twitter OAuth.

W3C Norms & Accessibility

Norms & Accessibility
HTML / XHTML Markup
XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Click to see if it respects HTML norms.
CSS Stylesheets
CSS 2.
CSS 2
Click to see if it respects CSS norms.
Accessibility (WAI)
Web Accessibility ensures that the forum is usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.
Conformance to AA level.
AA
UTF-8 Support
Default encoding used to support all locales and countries.
Yes
Conformance to W3C Norms
Does MyBB correctly follow (X)HTML and CSS norms?
Yes.

Recommended Books

Unique Features

Key points and major differences that make MyBB unique:

  • MyBB Merge System is really simple to use and really useful for people that would like to switch.
  • Supporting SQLite is highly recommendable for administrators that host their bulletin board in a place where using a database is not possible (cheap hosters for example).

Final Words


Outstanding!

MyBB is a really good alternative to classic forum software, with a real nice plus of providing a really dynamic and motivated community around it. It combines an easy to use administration interface with a simple and shiny appearance. Without attempting to support the entire range of features we could classically find in proprietary software, MyBB is a perfect forum for medium and large community. A sufficient security model is well implemented and ensure your forum not being invaded by hordes of spammers.

With more than 400 plugins and modifications, you will have a great choice to customize your MyBB installation and fit your users' needs. It is also well known for ensuring a high quality migration of existing forum, as the MyBB developers team provides the MyBB Merge System, that helps you replacing your old PhpBB 2 or vBulletin 3.8 installation with a new and modern bulletin board system. It could also be perfectly used in case of merging two existing boards, that is quite rare today.

And to conclude with another good news, it is open source and is proud to be! Congratulations to the MyBB team, that has made a really good job.

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I've been using MyBB for

I've been using MyBB for quite some time now. From the surface, it has the closest resemblance to VBulletin, so do its features. I must say both of them shares around 80-90% similarities, with both also have their own unique features. My only complain about MyBB is, it is missing the feature to remotely upgrade install/upgrade the forum software/theme/plugins via the AdminCP. While it has the Plugin Manager to enable/disable the installed plugins, it can't upload & install the plugin by itself. Plugins have to be manually uploaded to the server/host and then be activated via the Plugin Manager. Quite inconvenient for some. This remote installation/upgrading feature is actually present in SMF and it simplifies the installation/upgrading process because user (the Admin) don't have to access the server CP or FTP software just for uploading some update files/theme files/plugin files as this can be done right within the AdminCP. If only MyBB is going to implement it soon, it would be one near-perfect forum software.

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When I initially commented I

When I initially commented I cliсkеԁ thе "Notify me when new comments are added" сhесkbox
аnd now еach tіmе a cοmmеnt iѕ аdded I get four emails with the
ѕame comment. Is therе any way уou сan rеmoѵе me from thаt sегvіce?
Bleѕѕ yоu!

Reνіew my site ... Esther

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By creating an account here

By creating an account here and going to your User Profile, you should be able to no longer receive notifications by mail...

FSR Admin - Vote for 2012.

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i am using mybb for a long

i am using mybb for a long time
in linux(ubuntu) firefox , the font shows poor alignment

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I have used in the past IPB

I have used in the past IPB and VBulleitn and find mybb surpassess both of those.
I can't believe you can get this great software, and outstanding support for free.
I am looking forward to a long relationship with mybb especially since it is great for many uses.
Business and personal users alike should enjoy the easy configuration and the support that goes with it.

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This is a very nice forum

This is a very nice forum system and easy to use.

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I converted an existing forum

I converted an existing forum (3 years old, ~1500 members) from IPB to MyBB using their converter - and everything went just great, every post and every user was in place in the new database. The database itself was about 20% less in size. Now I only need to find a good theme and I'm ready co completely replace IPB with MyBB with all of its neat plugins!

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I have used MyBB for a long

I have used MyBB for a long time and on the outside vBulletin may look better, but in fact I believe MyBB is better. I administrate multiple MyBB forums, SMF Forums, vBulletin and IPB forums. I find MyBB is much easier to develop for, and has almost all features of other forum systems, and if it does not they are easy to create through plugins. Best forum software out there.

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Versatile and very flexible

Versatile and very flexible in-terms of modifications. Most impressive inherent anti-spam capabilities. We still have to get the first real spammer to have successfully registered and posted.

We monitor all the registration attempts from known IPs in the 'stopforumspam' database. Not one spambot has managed to make it past the registration procedure let alone post spam.

It could just be our luck but we have seen this too many times by spam-bots trying relentlessly but they have failed every time.

Superb!

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For me, this is the best

For me, this is the best forum software Smile.I've used vB, phpBB,SMF and few other bulletin boards but the one I really liked was myBB !
-It's open source, so definitely its secure
-The Community is enlarging day by day and they have a lot of cool plugins and themes
and believe me, there is atleast one theme released in a week.The big-guys of myBB also try to mimic the vB Mods etc. So its really the closest to vB.
-The Theme editing is extremely easy and friendly and that's one of the major reasons I use myBB.I love drawing ideas from my mind!
-All you need...is there and that's presented quite neatly in the Administration Panel.
-Its fast and easy.Yes the easiest and fastest out of all the other BBs...atleast for me
-Easy Installation, without much ados and head-scratchings, clear and clean
-Cool Anti-Mess(or Spam) technologies that really work way better than phpBB's Anti-Spam functions
-Creating Plugins are also easy.There hooks in it and you get hooked to it soon!
-There are many more features and reasons that keep me from leaving myBB.
**All it needs is a better default theme! And yes, as the user above me said remotely updating the plugins.It really makes me lazy!**
Waiting for 1.6 Laughing out loud 2.0 TOO Tongue!

Braves do not show their valor

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GetSatisfaction, MyBB, or SMF

GetSatisfaction, MyBB, or SMF 2.0?

Hi,

I'm a member of a small independent iPhone game company. We're just getting off the ground and we want to have a forum on our website for support and community for our games. (We're wrapping up the first one now.) Smile

The designer are I are the mainstays of the company and we hire a programmer, artists, composer, and sound designer for our games. In other words, the designer and I have limited IT skills - we're not programmers ourselves.

I'm looking at SMF 2.0 but I worry that its going to take more time/skill than I have, to do it well. MyBB sounds like its the easiest (good looking, good working) forum option out there given that I don't have a knowledge of PHP, etc.

On a totally different note - I'm alternately looking at the ASP GetSatisfaction.com. To me, this looks like the 2.0 version of Forums. I know I wouldn't have the customization control that I would if I used a forum software myself, but considering I have no history in programming languages, might this be the best option for me after all? Do you, as an experienced forum user/administrator find the features of GetSatisfaction to limit your experience or are they sufficient/exceptional?

I'd really appreciate any words of wisdom you have!

THANKS a bunch,
Dorothy

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mybb is really great am using

mybb is really great
am using its for almost 3 year...
i found a better feature of mybb is ..we can edit the theme easily in template manager ..
its very nice...

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So far the best free forum

So far the best free forum platform out there, yet still so much to go.
One of the best core + plugin experience I had was with bbPress, but it lacks so much. All the other free platforms have a very messy mod scene. MyBB may not be the perfect one, but it comes to between balance, mods and performance.

Best doesn't mean the best platform ever made for certain area, but sum of balance, and MyBB brings it.

I just wish that the mod community is more active so that it can bring Facebook Connect and Twitter login plugins. There's a tutorial on the web about Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live login but not as easy as just upload and enable the plugin.

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You should check now, i think

You should check now, i think there is a facebook and windows live, and maybe a twitter login as well.

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myBB 1.6 is now

myBB 1.6 is now released.

Maybe update your reviews for it?

I have upgraded my forum to 1.6 and like the improvements.

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Hello, MyBB 1.6.1 is now

Hello,
MyBB 1.6.1 is now release
By the way, MyBB is good free forum software for me, because I don't like phpBB and SMF, MyBB is more look modern the the both I said earlier. MyBB is good as vB but vB has more good feature but expensive, so if you don't have money to pay vB, use MyBB

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9 point pls

9 point pls Smile

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MyBB is one of the best free

MyBB is one of the best free forum script because it's pretty easy to handle and to administrate!.

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This is great software. I was

This is great software. I was able to install and have a working forum on my web site in less than one hour. And the best part is it is free and with all the features of most popular paid software packages.

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MyBB Bulgarian Support

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Looking to start a forum and

Looking to start a forum and I think I'll stick with myBB. I just tried phpBB for a couple of weeks and it's not bad at all although I think I rather use myBB.

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I prefer mybb than ipboard,

I prefer mybb than ipboard, but I think site staff just don't agree with me as for my classificados web site it just suits best.

Regards

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mybb is a best and free forum

mybb is a best and free forum software.

i was just try many of free forum software and they have many features and also they good, but i am feeling comfort in mybb. it's best and best forum software with a lots of features and absolutely free. it's amazing!!!!!!

thanks "MYBB"
and i hope in the future MYBB give us many more, we are waiting for that....

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My website was used mybb 3

My website was used mybb 3 years. i vote for mybb is 9/10 open sources!

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Hi use mybb at my new forum:

Hi use mybb at my new forum: http://www.redlinepctech.com/forum/

And is great and faster, and supports mobile devices with no payed mobile apps, great piece of software.

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i feel happy using mybb...

i feel happy using mybb... simple to used, and it is "free"..
can wait for mybb 2.0 Tongue

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mybb is really great

mybb is really great

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Thank you for review. I will

Thank you for review. I will install and support this software. Great job

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Zingiri now has a bridge that

Zingiri now has a bridge that allows myBB to integrate into WordPress. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zingiri-forum/

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I LOVE MYBB

I LOVE MYBB

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We are very lucky to use this

We are very lucky to use this software, easy to install and very helpful for our admin needs Star

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I LOVE MYBB SO MUCH

I LOVE MYBB SO MUCH

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The best!

The best!

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THE BEST??? DON'T YOU MEAN

THE BEST??? DON'T YOU MEAN THE BESTLY AWESOMEST THING IN THE WORLD!!! Wink

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I have already tested many bb

I have already tested many bb but the best was the MyBB and i use in many sites.

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Vote cho Mybb nhé ^^~

Vote cho Mybb nhé ^^~

Sinh viên Hòa Bình ch?m com - sinhvienhb.com

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Hello, I'm looking for a

Hello,

I'm looking for a forum software for my website. I'm visually impaired, and find that most admin panels aren't accessible with screen-readers/magnafires. Can anyone tell me if myBB is "blind" friendly? also, how do you install new theames on myBB?

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MyBB is very recommended.

MyBB is very recommended. It's free and have great functionality. You will not upset with MyBB

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I read this site while I was

I read this site while I was choosing forums, though I ended up with trying a few of them, including some paid one Wink

Now I have to search back for this site to post my comment: MyBB is the best.

It's technically fast, scalable, and more importantly, it is absolutely intuitive to be a good admin - everything should be of common sense, just like with MyBB.

It makes life easier and it's the best.

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The bad: not enough plug ins;

The bad: not enough plug ins; ugly styles

phpBB is better...

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Funniest thing I heard all

Funniest thing I heard all week, thank you.

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MyBB is over rated. End of

MyBB is over rated. End of story

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No. It's just... a great

No. It's just... a great script.

"The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know." - Socrates

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MyBB is good forum software,

MyBB is good forum software, but in my opinion SMF is far better. MyBB default theme is ugly, admin panel isn't easy to learn such as panel in smf, and community is very poor looking forward to community that SMF has.

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its the best free forum

its the best free forum software and we use it on Cricket Life.

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I have worked with few CMS

I have worked with few CMS like: wordpress and Drupal and currently building my programming tutorial website using Drupal. In addition to my site, I wanted to add forum and I was really confused what software to use. I know, Drupal have inbuilt module to handle forum independently without using other software but, I really wanted full featured forum with plugins and themes to that site. I don't know, whether mybb works for me or not but, its open source and I am really attracted to open source not because of it is free but, because it has large community to contribute codes when technology grows up rapidly Smile.

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the site is nice cool love it

the site is nice cool love it allot
http://yah-underworld.com my site has been made by mybb and yes all credits goes to mybb devoloper

mybb is the best forum board ever made better then vbulletin.

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MyBB is nice open source

MyBB is nice open source forum,

I've used MyBB for 4 years, last forum published is rao vat and I'm very happy with what I have.

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It's a great script if you

It's a great script if you know its limitations and how to go around them. It took me some time to get it all figured about but it's much better now.

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The best forum software from

The best forum software from my POV. I used phpBB for a long time. Then I find MyBB. far far far better than phpBB. very much easy to use. Huge no of plugins. and at last most fastest any great support from their community forum. I just love it.

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The best forum software.

The best forum software. fullstop. Absolutely love it!

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I currently run a vBulletin 4

I currently run a vBulletin 4 forum that is growing everyday. I recently came back to MyBB after being inactive after so long, and I realised that MyBB is amazing. You have complete control over your forum, with great user moderation and a huge list of plugins, MyBB is great for big communities and I would recommend it any day. And to top things off, the support is outstanding.

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MYBB is about as intuitive as

MYBB is about as intuitive as a brick.

People may love this software, but it takes what should be a very simple process and over complicates it.
Like many forums it installs easy. Thats where the fun ends.

Support on the board is not good at all, the community hardly ever answers or helps.
The program is lacking many basics and over complicates mod.

In the forum world SMF may have issues with out of date mod, but addition is point and click on almost everything.
MyBB is heavy and clunky, it seems that many people get hooked on these clicks in communities and never look at the
big picture.

1. Is it easy for Admins
2 Is it easy for members
3 Does it have good support.

For me MyBB falls short on two aspects admins and support.
Xenforo like MYBB are trying to reinvent the wheel by leaving simple options out.
SMF and PHPBB seem to get that people want certain items, yet they are often missed in many websites.

I was disappointed in MyBB and place it at the bottom of forums I would try.

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I recently came back to MyBB

I recently came back to MyBB after being inactive after so long, and I realised that MyBB is amazing. beli rumah

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