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PHPBB or Joomla community to set up a forum?

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haimingj
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PHPBB or Joomla community to set up a forum?

Hi everyone,

I am thinking to setup a forum. Which software should I use, PHPBB or Joomla? PhpBB seems very easy to setup, but Joomla community seem very hot now.

What is the advantage to use Joomla instead of PhpBB?

Thanks for help!

Haiming
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sean06
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If you just want to have a forum, I'd use phpbb. From what I understand, joomla allows you to do lots of other things, but phpbb is fine for forums.
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Hi Sean,

Thank you for answering my question. What is the more stuff Joomla Community has and phpbb doesn't have?

Cheers!
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chatyak86
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Joomla is a community portal - users, bios, topics, profiles, etc.... Phpbb is just a forum.
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haimingj
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thank you Adrian!
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chiurunge
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For just a forum i would go for phpBB - it's simple and effective gets the job done.
Joomla is a Content Management System that can build an entire web site or portal, e-commerce site or content driven sites etc (a website in a box) and a forum is just one component of the many Joomla components. Probably will be using Joomla to develop my next site as it has a high speed-to market and ease of maintainace.
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Thank you Chiurunge! It is a good explanation.
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noproblem
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I'm going with phpBB - it seems by far the best. In the past I've had problems with invision forums and there has been a lot of unsatisfactory security problems with it according to the press and computing website hostings.
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