Kinda based on the other thread - just curious what most people like more, Discourse or Xenforo, have a small specific forum I am planning on setting up (nothing to do with anything related to HostBalls HostedTalk), and was going to use XenForo, obviously the license cost for XF makes a difference, but from a user perspective, just wondering which one people like better.
Edit: May as well add a poll, why not.
Discourse. You probably might want to start a poll if a lot of people want to vote
Did, should have thought of that…
I don’t think Xenforo is what it used to be… sure it was a big leap when they came out, compared to others like vBulletin, but I haven’t seen anything remotely interesting from them ever since.
I think that the future of forums, if any, will look a lot more like Discourse does and feels, rather than the old style forums that we’ve gotten used to (ie: Xenforo).
PS: just checked out Xenforo now, as I hadn’t for quite a while, and it seems they’re trying to approach the same style as Discourse and Flarum.
Xenforo is awesome, it’s security, speed, cache capabilities etc. I haven’t used it for years BUT I’m a Discourse fan. Other than the damn rebuilds, the starting time etc is just horrible.
Xenforo, IPB, vB, phpBB, SMF, etc. have become shit.
Only MyBB is decent now.
IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
Heh, I am not familiar with Xenforo … have a forum I can check out being run with it?
They are both awesome in their own unique ways.
Discourse, however, never tried to look like Xenforo, unlike the opposite.
They provide a one click demo in their website.
You have to register to get access to the demo, which sucks.
+1 Discourse renaming balls to edtalk is fine dont change to xen or vb
Example of an established XenForo based site: https://www.spigotmc.org
The whole site is XenForo, including the homepage
Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t noticed that.
Looks great, what do you think of page load times ?
It’s not bad. Looking at the Network tab, it seems they could cache their CSS generation though, which would shave off roughly 60% off the load time for me.