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    Hello, I'm thinking of changing my forum from phpBB3 to vBulletin but i'm torn between vBulletin forum and vBulletin publishing suite and not sure which one would best suit my needs.

    What i need to know is do these features come standard with VB forum or publishing suite.

    • User Blogs (as in all members get their own blog)
    • Forum Sidebar (With recent threads, recent blogs etc, etc)
    • Multiple Ranks (As in post ranks and group ranks both displayed in view topic etc, etc)
    • Achievements and experience points (As seen in the screen shot below)

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    I don't need any of the CMS features so would only get the publishing suite if it had those features and VB forum didn't.

    It may be that some of the said features are mods and if that is the case i have another question...

    How easy is it to install mods on VB and can there be problems updating VB with mods installed?

    One of the reasons i don't want to use phpBB3 any more is because mods can be hard to install and there's always problems updating when they are installed.

    Any info on all of this would be greatly appreciated.

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    You'll need to buy the suite if you want the built in blogs
    everything else you asked can easily be configured with the forum version

    95% of the mods are at and of those, 95% are very easy to install. (just import a product, upload a few files)
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