Best forum plugin

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good, easy to use forum plugin for wordpress? I have been researching and 2 that often show up are Mingle Forum and Simple Press. Does anyone have experience with these or other good ones?

I haven’t used either, nor wordpress much, but I know quite a few people who do. I hear Mingle Forum is better than Simple Press. There’s also bbPress and Zingiri Forum.

Thanks - I heard the same thing about Mingle. I heard that bbPress is complicated to use, but haven’t heard anything about Zingiri. I’ll have to check that one out.

Who told you that? Check out bbPress 2.0. With it’s shortcodes it can’t be easier to use…

I think both of them are best. But I think mingle is having more option than simple press.