we used to run a large forum and shut it down several years ago. Just tried installing vBulletin 5.x and it’s total garbage!
I’m looking for alternatives (self hosted only)
A couple of things that matter to me:
Compatibility with current stack: I want to install at domain.com/community/ but I do not want to have to change our server config (we are not a ruby shop in any way, we’re mostly LAMP I’m not a techie, but I’m sure my guys can figure it out)
SEO Friendly (including speed + WPO), matters probably more than anything to me given the purpose of the board
Forms to SalesForce: We use Salesforce / Pradot and would like registered verified new accounts to go into salesforce / Pardot.
Customized permissions: I want to be able to have some forums public, some member only, and some very specific user permission only. How flexible is the permissions system on Discourse?
Customizability (design) we have a large design team and want to skin in unique ways, I’d prefer they did not have to learn Ruby / JS in order to manipulate skin.
Anyways, what are your thoughts, love some feedback.
Thanks in advance.