It so happened that one of my projects started active growth and now need to organize the forum. Initially planned IPB. A quick Google search on freelance sites brought the sad news, I couldn't find people who can support this engine.
Under support I mean
— To take paid or free skin and finished it under the challenges of our community ( there is a block to clean up, then block to add, eliminate translation errors, etc., to organize the output of news from the main site)
— Add several options ( single authorization with the main site, the login via social networks)
— Know the engine forum, for example chttoby to add to the engine automatic redirect links, etc
Therefore, I address to collective intelligence, what engine has the greatest popularity in Russia? Which engine is more or less decent skins ( better paid) and where to look for people relative to working closely with the forum?
A key desire is to pay some time to obtain my desired functionality without the headaches.
Invision Power Board is the best engine for forums.
Personally developed applications for it — convenient API, everything seemed easy and simple (of course, I read a little documentation and source).
About appearance — believe of skins for it — several thousands of darkness.
wallace.Grady answered on October 8th 19 at 01:38
All these phpBB, vBulletin, IPB, SMF and many other forum engines used and say that they are outdated. Php-shnyh I would advise vanillaforums.org or lampcms.com (mongodb).
If not look in the direction of php, you can pay attention to OSQA(a couple of gestures turns into superforum) or by writing to ~ for a day on Python/Django using thousands ready pithecia modules for Jangi(and having them in reserve for any needs in the future)
ken.Gaylord60 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:40
The issue I think is not in the support from the developers, but to find an intelligent professional who is knowledgeable in the engine, or a specialized company. What engine is it does not matter.
By vbulletin specialized company saw, other engines probably are. In General, the problem of finding explanatory web developers available regardless of engine
Florine_Yundt answered on October 8th 19 at 01:42
I can offer an option for consideration by the IPB and Russian support (the choice of edition to full support) — http://ibresource.ru
Estella.Kuhlma answered on October 8th 19 at 01:44
vbulletin with its communities. As ru, and English (only if you buy the license) name of gugliada easy for any phrase — module/hack/rework of vbulletin. Better engine are not met.
gordon_Schad answered on October 8th 19 at 01:46
I think it is very popular — phpBB. Under it there are a lot of plugins, and I think the people who will be able to support it too much.
waylon.Turcotte answered on October 8th 19 at 01:48
SMF is The mother of the Forum :)
The Ruthenian community is very developed