Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Best Bulletin Board (Discussion Forum Software)

I am glad to share the information that, I have used many forum softwares so far and found Mybb is the best among all with very decent features.

Some of the most useful features are

  • Private Messaging : Send and Receive private messages
  • Calendars and Events : Manage multiple calendars and conduct events
  • Email notifications : When new thread opened, send automatic email notification to all users who subscribed to the forum 
  • Reputation : Give ratings and comments to the user posts
  • User Promotions: Promote users based on post count, reputation score
  • Warning System : Warn and punish users when they act inappropriately
  • Mark as best answer : Like stack overflow, Choose the answer as correct from user replies, this feature doesn't exists in core, but we need to install and configure mysupport plugin. 
  • Mass email and newsletters: Send mass emails to the registered users
  • Task scheduling system: Keep your forum always in good shape by running Scheduled tasks behind the scenes 

Have a look at all features

Friday, April 10, 2015

Reasons to love Drupal8

Drupal is world's leading open source content management system. Drupal8 is the latest release on it's  journey. Already beta version got released with modern object oriented programming approach.
Below are the list of significant features added in the Drupal8 core.
Mobile in its DNA : Deploy content once and watch it in any device the way you want.
New Configuration Management: Manage configurations across different environments with ease
Better user experience: Serve your visitors with better experience by using Jquery autocomplete and modal dialogs.
Effortless Authoring: With WYSIWYG editor and in place editing, content authors can manage content very easily.
Views, out of the box: Many new features in views
Better markup with HTML5: The page markup in drupal8 is now html5-based.
Multilingual Capabilities: Translate any string in the system with built in interface.
Built in web services:  Build mobile apps with drupal8 as your data source.
Fun and Fast Theming: Build sites quickly with flexible and secure twig template engine. 
Field Power: Drupal8 provides more field types in core like email, phone etc..
Easier migration process from earlier version
So this will be the major release in drupal history with big change in it's architecture. Many useful Symfony (PHP based open source MVC framework) components are included in the drupal8 core and also included some third party PHP components and finally created a world class content management system.