Easy to use CMS with forum integration?

Tejan Ausland's picture

I would like to be able to integrate a content management system with a forum software like SMF. What are some good options for that?

WisTex's picture

Drupal or WordPress with Plugins

I've been looking for the same thing, since I like traditional forums like SMF.

Drupal is a good option, as it has a lot of flexibility and it has built in forums. It is extremely flexible. The only drawback is that the forums are not in the traditional format as SMF or phpBB or others (although there are modules that add in similar features). It works well if you want complete integration.

You also have bbPress for WordPress that provides a suitable forum experience. A bit different than SMF but it integrates with WordPress pretty well.

There is also a WordPress plugin called WP-United that integrates WordPress and phpBB by syncing users between the two and sharing cookies.

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO

forumpoll's picture

I would recommend

I would 100% recommend https://www.mybb.com over Smf. Even though smf can be integrated outside, using SSI.php while mybb cannot. Mybb has still a more efficient and way more effective Plugins. Not to mention a automatic generated homepage. They also provide sleek and more appealing themes.

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WisTex's picture

MyBB

I just recently looked into MyBB and the next version looks like it will have some really nice features, in addition to the great features it already has.

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO

BradR's picture

If I was you, I'd go with

If I was you, I'd go with WordPress and seperately install MyBB because I feel like that would better than using BBPress and integrating it into WordPress.

BradR's picture

If I was you, I'd go with

If I was you, I'd go with WordPress and seperately install MyBB because I feel like that would better than using BBPress and integrating it into WordPress.

Very Interested

I am going to be paying attention to this thread. I haven't set up a forum yet, but I do have several WordPress sites I would like to do it on. So I would be looking for a simple way to integrate a good forum into it.