MyBB is the forum software of choice for hundreds of thousands of forum owners around the web. Without doubt, MyBB has proven to the masses that it’s free and open source forum software can power your next forum community exceptionally well. Below are the top five reasons MyBB, I think, deserves recognition. If you’re brave, check out the ThemeFreak community forum that is powered by MyBB.
1. Community Support
The MyBB Community Forums is amazing, in part, because there are many users that help each other (for free). The threads that I see with zero replies, most of the time, don’t even directly relate to MyBB forum software. It’s important to note that the moderators and administrators are friendly and try to be professional.
2. Free & Open Source
It fits my budget and yours too. There’s no yearly upgrade fee or purchase price to add on top of your hosting cost if you’re working with a small budget. It’s open source to boot. I won’t dwell on why open source is beneficial, but believe me, open source is a good thing.
3. Simple, Yet Complete
MyBB isn’t forum software that is bloated with features that you don’t need like many other forum software such as vBulletin. At the end of the day a forum is a place to exchange information. MyBB lets users interact with each other exceptionally well.
4. Quality Themes
There are many themes here for MyBB 1.6 and not many for MyBB 1.8, but the quality of themes are decent. In my opinion, quality trumps quantity. If the free themes don’t suit your taste, you can always take a look at MyBB themes we’ve created for 1.6x and 1.8x.
5. Active Developers
The MyBB Group has been actively developing the forum software for years. Not everyone will agree with me, but I believe that infrequent yet stable releases are better than lots of buggy releases.
A healthy amount of developers have created free and commercial plugins for MyBB. There isn’t a large number of plugins so if you’re looking to turn MyBB into a fancy content management system you will be very disappointed. However, if you need a forum that is secure and gets the job done fast, MyBB is a great choice for your next forum.
In conclusion, if you’re thinking of using MyBB for your next forum and don’t need all the bloat ware that comes bundled with many other forum scripts, you will be pleased.
I leave you with a question: will you be using MyBB for your next forum?
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