TECH PHPbb Vs bbPress Vs PunBB Vs vBulletin

PHPbb vs bbPress vs PunBB vs vBulletin

  • PHPbb Duh, ole faithful

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • bbPress has toys!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • PunBB Rocks

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Just spring for vBulletin you cheap bastard!

    Votes: 5 62.5%
  • Other BB we discussed in thread...

    Votes: 1 12.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


New Member
Jul 9, 2004
Northern Jersey
PHPbb Vs bbPress Vs PunBB Vs vBulletin

Just wondering thoughts.

PHPbb -ole school.... been using it for years on and off, haven't used it in 2 or 3 years. Always seems to get hacked.. usually a hit by some russian porn ad ring :naughty:

bbPress Seems to be the bastard child of the Wordpress team. Has lots of plugins, most are degraded but I can sort out most any coding issues in the plugins. :noes:

PunBB I haven't had any experience with it before but it seems to have quarterly or better releases in the svn. Just not sure about security or plugins... etc

vBulletin Ya we all know about VB... :) :bowdown: just not in the budget ...unfortunately... :rolleyes:

Thanks :wavey:


New Member
Jun 17, 2002
English Countryside
Vbulletin is worth the money if you plan to make the forum a success. If you're just making a small community/forum/getting something up quickly, then just go with a free option.

I'm going to look at XenForo as well which is from the original Vbulletin developers (up to version 3).


Active Member
Sep 10, 2002
Silicon Valley
how is VB "not in the budget"?

The hours your spend customizing the other forums and hacking them to death just to work right will surpass a VB license in a few days.

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