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  • Very legible forum

    Posted on lysdexic Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 11 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  woody 6 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #340977 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I appreciate all the hard work you fellows are doing but at the risk of being shouted down I must bring your attention to another forum of which I am a member:

      so clear and easy to read. I realise it is beyond your scope at the moment but maybe in the future?

    • #340999 Reply

      Da Boss

      AskWoody is based on the original blog, with a forum added on 2 years ago. The site you link is only a forum, and looking at the platform it’s based on, it’s not able to fit our growing components and needs.

      We’re benefitting from WordPress’s ability to have functional plugins, which their competitors aren’t seamlessly offering at this stage.

    • #341062 Reply

      Da Boss

      The page you mention uses vBulletin, which is also the software used at, Tenforums, My Digital Life, and many other places on the web that are primarily bulletin boards.

      AskWoody, for better or worse, is different. It started as a blog in WordPress, and added a bulletin board feature called bbPress. The design (theme) you see now is horrible by modern standards – it’s ten years old, mobile unfriendly, and hard to follow. I’ll change it. But we’re sticking with WordPress and bbPress. They’re stable, and it would be disruptive and cost a fortune to move.

      A little thought experiment: What would a blog look like buried in a vBulletin skin? I’ve never seen it done successfully.

      • #341236 Reply

        Da Boss

        I’m wrong. Kirsty traced it down. The site’s software is Xenforo.


        It sure looks like vBulletin, but there are differences…. Thx, Kirsty.

      • #341265 Reply

        AskWoody MVP = WP blog, forum = vBulletin.

        phpBB (example forum) is free and works with WP.

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        • #341546 Reply

          Da Boss

          We debated about using phpBB a couple of years ago. I chose bbPress because it’s very stable and has a lot of usable extensions.

          We should revisit that decision in a few months.

      • #341302 Reply

        AskWoody Plus

        Has bbPress really not had any updates in the last 18 months, whereas WordPress gets updates at least monthly and sometimes weekly?

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        • #341309 Reply

          Da Boss

          Ooops. Just found the details. Our version of bbPress was last updated 2 weeks ago.

    • #341304 Reply

      Mr. Natural
      AskWoody Plus

      Hold down your control key and scroll your mouse wheel up or down. Problem solved. 🙂

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      • #341307 Reply

        Da Boss

        Zoom on which site?

        • #341311 Reply

          Mr. Natural
          AskWoody Plus

          You can enlarge the entire contents of almost any screen on your display by holding down one of the control keys and while holding that down scroll your mouse wheel. Hopefully that can appease the OP for the time being.

          Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

    • #341427 Reply


      The site’s software is Xenforo.
      It sure looks like vBulletin

      Xenforo is developed by Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan, who developed vBulletin originally before it was bought by Jelsoft / Internet Brands.

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