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  • Advantages of vBulletin?

    What are the advantages of vBulletin over some of the free options out there like myBB, phpBB, SMF, etc.? I notice the vast majority of forums I visit are running vBulletin.

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    It has rock solid usergroup and other permissioning schemas, robust administration options; tons of free products from third parties; has an API now, mobile apps (additional product), mobile style, facebook app (additional product).
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    • #3
      You forgot to mention great support

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      • #4
        One license covers 1 installation of the software, correct? Or can it be used on more than one installation by the same purchaser?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rmkilc View Post
          One license covers 1 installation of the software, correct? Or can it be used on more than one installation by the same purchaser?
          1 license,1 active installation; You are also allowed one development installation
          Last edited by Zachery; Fri 2 Dec '11, 5:28pm.
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          • #6
            how user friendly is it?

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            • #7
              VBulletin does have great support. VB support guys like Zachery and Wayne are awesome.

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              • #8
                Advantages of vBulletin?

                You will have a lot more fun on vbulletin than you would on any other forum.
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                • #9
                  We have been running vB since 3.6 and now at 4.1.8

                  I'm the tech guy (Kym )

                  I've written a tonne of vB add-on code - it is quite easy!
                  (Notable a Photographic competition system, doco in our Library (aka VaultWiki) http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...erview&do=edit )
                  The frame work for addons is simple to work with!! Much better than alternates like phpBB or IPB.

                  We have used a few other add-on products, skins and stuff from vBulletin.org.
                  There are a lot of handy add-ons there.

                  Result - happy site members and a very functional photographic site!
                  That is the #1 goal - that your site meets the needs of your target audience.

                  In fact we can't deliver the result we want on any other platform,
                  even if we wanted to migrate (and I look from time to time), it's not as easy as vB.

                  vB is far from perfect but is getting much better. It is quite rich in terms of functionality.


                  Also:
                  1. We only use the forum as we don't need either Blog or CMS
                  I'd upgrade if vB had a decent photo gallery function, dropping vBA CMPS at the same time.

                  2. Major addons:
                  - photopost gallery
                  - VaultWiki for our reference library
                  - various skins
                  - vBadvance CMS (but only for a single front page, we could get away without it, I inherited it)
                  - tapatalk for mobiles

                  3. We wrote a navbar enhancer to give us a quick way for our member to get the links they needed
                  This sort of thing is easy
                  environment: Centos 6.9, Apache v2.4.25, PHP 5.6.30/xCache, MariaDB 10.22 -- vB5 Connect Licensed

                  AusPhotography - Australia's Premier Photographic Forum vB4.2.3
                  Rick (site owner) and Kym (site tech) sharing this account

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