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Stay on phpBB or switch to MyBB?

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My secret project, revealed!

Post by Megan »

So, I've been busy lately working on a little project for the forum.

I've debated on and off about switching forum software. Certain features annoy me so I wanted to try MyBB. I made a test forum and messed around with it for the last few weeks. You can see it here.

I did covert one theme, which turned out okay. I'm happy with the result, and honestly in my opinion it looks a lot better then here. I didn't do everything since I'm still on the fence and if I decide against it don't wanna do a ton of work for nothing.

There are things I like, and some I don't:

phpBB

Pros
  • Themes look decent (and I know how to do them)
  • Lots of extensions which are easy to install.
  • A lot of features are already installed.
  • Don't run into a ton of problems.
Cons
  • E-Mail Notification system is a bit odd and confusing
MyBB

Pros
  • Theme looks a lot better.
  • E-Mail Notification system works a lot better.
Cons
  • Changing images for themes seems a bit more tricky.
  • Less plugins.
  • Some features that seem to come with other software you have to add.

    So those are some stuff I'm thinking about. But I would LOVE some feedback (PLEASE!) Would you guys rather stay on phpBB and keep stuff as is or go to MyBB?
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Post by Kyng »

I don't really mind either way :P .

One other thing I will note about MyBB is that its default theme isn't responsive (so it's a pain to use on phones), whereas phpBB's is responsive. So, if you want to convert any more MyBB themes, it's probably a good idea to use a responsive theme as a base.

Still, if you do go with MyBB, then I'm happy to help with any issues you have :) .

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Post by Megan »

Kyng wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 pm
I don't really mind either way :P .

One other thing I will note about MyBB is that its default theme isn't responsive (so it's a pain to use on phones), whereas phpBB's is responsive. So, if you want to convert any more MyBB themes, it's probably a good idea to use a responsive theme as a base.

Still, if you do go with MyBB, then I'm happy to help with any issues you have :) .
I noticed that as well. I did fiddle with the theme I did to make it look somewhat decent on mobiles.
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Post by Kyng »

Ah well, I very rarely go on forums (other than my own) on mobiles anyway, so it's not really a biggie for me personally :P .

Might be worth seeing whether other members use this place on mobiles, though.

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Post by Nilla »

I think this is a good idea. :) I really like the look of your forum on MyBB. If you need help with themes, don't hesitate to ask Kyng or myself because we convert them all the time. :D I also posted a MyBB theme tutorial in the staff room on TCH so you can use that for reference too. :)

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I've been out of the forum community for a little while, but I think staying with phpBB seems like a better idea since the forum seems to be fine the way it is on phpBB. I'm probably biased, though, because I'm a phpBB loyalist. I'll be along for the ride no matter what, though. :)
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It doesn't matter.

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Post by queenzelda »

I say go with mybb BUT only if you feel confident converting over to it. I'm up for what ever decision is made & am here for the long haul. :3
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Mybb looks just as good as phpbb if not better. I say switch over!
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Post by Megan »

Thanks everyone for the feedback! I think I likely will be switching to MyBB. From my testing it seems like it will work nicely. Mind you it will be a bit before we completely move to it, so obviously be using phpBB till then. I'll be working on this whenever I have time mostly!
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