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    Discussion forum + Blogging - which tool is best?

    I have done quite a bit of research on the web, but could not make up my mind.

    I am building a primarily discussion forum based site, but it will also have occasional blog entries and some static content. I am thinking to use either

    1. Expression engine + EE forum module OR
    2. vBulletin + (Wordpress or Drupal?)

    I am willing to explore other options, but I shortlisted above options since I liked the power of vBulletin and am familiar with Wordpress

    I appreciate your suggestions!

    Shortan
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    if i may, may i suggest checking into phpLinkDirectory.com

    it's a directory script, or well it was now it pretty much can/will do anything that you could think of....

    ie what you are wanting to do
    the script can be used as a blog/article site and has a mod to integrate forums into it....

    it can be connected to vBulletin and phpBB other forums coming soon...
    here's a demo of the script running as a blog
    phplinkdirectory.com/demo/directory/index.php?tplselect=CelticForrestBlog
    and here's a demo of a directory integrated with vb
    forum.vbulletinsetup.com/f42/

    and then there's
    dance-forums.com/
    the forum's integrated with phpLD photo and phpLinkDirectory

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadav View Post
    if i may, may i suggest checking into phpLinkDirectory.com

    it can be connected to vBulletin and phpBB other forums coming soon...
    here's a demo of the script running as a blog
    phplinkdirectory.com/demo/directory/index.php?tplselect=CelticForrestBlog
    and here's a demo of a directory integrated with vb
    forum.vbulletinsetup.com/f42/
    Sounds like a marketing pitch, without any justification as to how phpLinkDirectory.com fits my needs.

    Folks - Any other suggestions?

    Shortan
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    SitePoint Enthusiast shadav's Avatar
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    you asked for a forum script with an intergrated blogging script

    sorry you feel i'm giving you a sales pitch (which would mean i'd somehow gain from it, and i don't...sure wish that i did....but oh well)

    and so i recommeded the script that I personally use (though granted not as a blog, but i've used it for articles...)

    anyways good luck, just thought i'd give you an option to look into....

    [edit]when you find a script that just simply and plainly works....you are going to recommend it
    and there's as of yet nothing that i've found that phpLD can't do with some modifications...but for what you are wanting there's no modifications needed, aside from integrating the forum

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    lol, I agree with shortan about shdav marketing pitch. Anyway I like the option 2, I think it is very good fit for what you need. But then you will need to modify 2 template.

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    Hey guys, yes Shadav is a pretty dedicated member of phpLD.
    If you guys have found a good option, great. phpLD does support connecting to a forum such vbulletin, SMF or phpLD, and forum members can post articles or links.


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