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#1 TravisButts



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:29 AM


I wanted to start up a forum. Just was wondering what are the best plugins?


#2 Skull44


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:54 PM

Which forum are you going to use? XenForo or IPBoard? You need to give us information so we can help you.

Here are some I can think of:

Double Post Merge
Donations (If you're going to use donations)
Widget Framework
Chatbox (If you're going to use chatbox - TaigaChat if possible)
BB Codes
Username Change
User Upgrades
XenCore Tools (PRIORITY)

There are plenty more free & paid addons (Unless you get them from a nulled website)

IPBoard (Invision Power Board):

It all depends what you're trying for. I use IPBoard for a gaming forum because it's 10x better than XenForo, but if you were to use it for a dicussion / social type like Invision-Virus, I would suggest XenForo.

Up to you though man, hope this helps you.

#3 Ghost RideR

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

If you need any free/paid plugin/theme for xf/ipb, PM me :) I got licenses too, but can't share them :D

#4 Lulek1337


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:22 PM

According to me, you do not need to have a large number of plug-ins.
Just ShoutBox statistics and some recent topics and posts.

#5 gamingxmayhem



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

Some plugins I would suggest for IPB are:
Steam Login
Joined date
and Member Timezone

#6 michael.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:19 PM

Shoubox, Similar topics, Country flags, Links preview, double post merge.

#7 mvbill



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:58 PM

ShoutBox, it's cool for members to be able to interact outside of topics.
IAwards, great ach too, can organize events in the forum.

#8 Homeland



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:42 AM

Hey there,
To me, I honestly just need a few to last. If you have more than like 7-10 plugins then I feel like members would be cluttered with all these things. Don't get me wrong though, if you have like 7-10 plugins that are all "behind the scenes" kind of things then you're fine, but if they are all design based like member-maps and like website games then I feel like members will be less likely to want to spend more time on your website. But my top 5 favorite addons are bellow.

1. Shoutbox
2. Group Icons (displayed on profile and forums)
3. TS Integration
4. Notification Addon for Chrome
5. Applications

#9 RyanZero



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

Some plugins I would suggest for IPB are
TS Integration
Joined date
Member Timezone

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