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Anyone used WpForo and how good is the addon. I see few sites use it and i am a user in one of the forum. But i do want to know how it is really in the backend
 
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Very very costly. Most functions are addons. And paid too.
 
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@Abhi Oh i thought it is free and need no of any payments.
 
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I found this

https://gvectors.com/product-category/wpforo/

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Wow that is pricey, let me check with one admin who uses WPForo and see did he make any payment
 
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@Jason I used to use wpforo and also purchased the messaging, uploads, polls, and some others. They are well written, but incredibly expensive. I decided after a year to not renew because of this
 
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@phenomlab Let says i just want to use the plugin for posting and reply other than this i don't need anything more. (Need moderation though) Do you think it need some purchase?
 
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@Jason no. The stock plugin without add-ons will give you what you need
 
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@admin I actually creating a blog using WordPress and love to test it and see. Will update here how it is really is.

@phenomlab Thanks.
 
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> @Jason Will update here how it is really is.

Any luck ?
 
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@admin I am using it now and so far good. Basic features are there and i am happy with it. Haven't got any new users so as day goes by need to see how it works.
 
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> @Jason I am using it now and so far good.

Congrats :)

> @Jason Basic features are there and i am happy with it.

What about moderation tools ?

 
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> @admin What about moderation tools ?

These are actually quite good, although if I remember correctly and United they've changed it, migration has to be completed from the backend.

Additionally, it's worth noting that wpforo in fact doesn't use any WordPress functions - if a separate animal altogether which is why you have to sync wpforo users with WordPress (an automated process handled by wpforo). Like Flarum, it's also an SPA and doesn't make use of the WordPress content blocks either.
 
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> @admin What about moderation tools ?

Hmm i see there are few but haven't tested it fully. Akismet and Google Recaptcha is supported, i need to use it more to see how it fully functions.
 
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> @Jason Akismet and Google Recaptcha is supported,

Are you using them during registration ?
 
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@Abhi these work well during the registration and login process. However, don't forget that if you ban a user in WordPress they can still login to your forum.
 
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> @phenomlab However, don't forget that if you ban a user in WordPress they can still login to your forum.

How ? Don't they refer the same database for password ?
 
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@Abhi yes, but as I mentioned previously, wpforo sits outside of WordPress as a standalone package.
 

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