XenForo Forum Software is currently the best integrated premium Forum Software available with inbuilt SEO module, elegant styles and flawless Ajax integration. Previously we published an article on Free Forum Software For Your Blog or Website. We will show some great features of a premium Forum Software named XenForo, which is becoming very popular and reviewed by a well known forum on forum review and it got the highest points among all Forum Software including vBulletin 4.x, so why this relatively newer XenForo Forum Software becoming popular ?
Pulling the old forum software ‘s shop down with features a good price
If you are using a modern CMS like WordPress, definitely vBulletin’s Admin interface will make you sad. Moreover, the essential SEO plugin needed with vBulletin is also paid and both has quite difficult License agreements, not to mention, to remove the footer links, you have to pay more.
Its based on PHP and using Zend Framework. Footprint of Ajax eye candies are everywhere.
With WordPress, we have been used with great SEO friendly structure, modern look, yet light after some modifications, these are what to some extent XenForo Forum Software fulfills. Moreover, after paying around $400 for vBulletin Forum Software and its SEO plugin, most webmasters can not bear the cost of a very good designer to modify it – the result becomes – most vBulletin forums looks almost the same and using a CPC Ad unit like AdSense ultimately gives very low CTR due to Ad blindness.
Looking at the positive and negative points of XenForo Forum Software
The basic cost of XenForo Forum Software is $140, vBulletin costs $195. Both Forum Software needs extra bucks to remove the backlink from footer. I really hate this system, this is definitely a bad point of XenForo Forum Software too.
XenForo Forum Software has a clean layout, weighs around 28 MB when uncompressed, loads quickly and most importantly it features like a modern forum – you can give a FaceBook like for a post. Specially with some third party Styles, XenForo Forum Software looks really outstanding. The Avatar is automatically picked up from Gravatar.
WordPress or rather Automattic really made us sad with their Forum Software. XenForo Forum Software is very closer to what Automattic probably should give us. To me, despite XenForo Forum Software is great, it has problem with marketing and management. They have / had (I am not sure about current legal status) some legal issues with vBulletin, the sales page really needs face lift.
XenForo Forum Software mature marketing strategy despite Kier Darby is the main developer and owner, who was related to vBulletin and has very good grasp on coding part.