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Best Community Software (Xenforo, MyBB, etc.) as well as Best System for Commenting

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Looking for two different solutions.

One is specific to community software if I were running a straight forum site. What system is best? I know OCN uses Huddler, but that requires 200,000 visitors a month. Ideally, the platform allows and encourages ads so you can also financially support the site.

Secondly, what is the most typical options to use when integrating features for commenting, etc. into a regular website (like IGN, Nerdist, etc.)?
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If you just need comments on a small/medium size website I suggest WordPress.
Otherwise, for a full size forum, phpBB or myBB.
This is just to stay free and open-source, I wouldn't look for anywhere else unless you need some specific features.
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Originally Posted by d3viliz3d View Post

If you just need comments on a small/medium size website I suggest WordPress.
Otherwise, for a full size forum, phpBB or myBB.
This is just to stay free and open-source, I wouldn't look for anywhere else unless you need some specific features.

Mainly looking to get into a platform that is fairly user friendly, visually appealing, and ideally I would integrate the forum into a site. That being said I also like the idea and potential of purely keeping a forum separate and commenting, etc. would be integrated into the site so people can comment, like, share, etc.

As far as forums go I know VBulletin, IPB, and XenFor seem to be the most popular non-free options. But, I really want to be able to make something visually appealing and I do like the carousel idea on the front page for instance. Beyond that, it's about ease of reading and user interface. Of course SEO is a good thing to keep in mind as well.
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