forum software advice? tips?


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Hey I am new here, I'm wanting to set up a forum on the site I am helping to rebuild. I don't mind paying a little bit of money but free is always better. I want a forum that is customizable as far as appearance and that will be secure, intergrate​ with the main site and I'm not really sure what else I'm looking for. Something that is simple/easy to maintain. I do not want to have to switch the forum to a different forum software down the road that just seems like a total headache. I actually already downloaded the stuff for simple machine but I guess that is a little outdated?


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Currently i run a website with a forum connected. My website pages are coded using html and the forum software is SMF.


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MyBB is really a light little forum system, it still has an active update. Although, if I cut in, I wouldn't choose a free solution.