I have used Joomla, Wordpress and other CMS tools. All this tools are plugin and theme based. The basic concept for plugins are to extend functionality and if I update the core system than it will not break the plugin's functionality.
I like this same feature in a forum tool and I have tried PhpBB and I like it. But it's plugins are hack based. Means I need to edit some core files to make it work. So I cannot update the core system with new updates.
In Joomla, I install a plugin that will display my latest members in sidebar. If I update Joomla with latest version than it will not break the plugin and will work as it was.
I need a same flexibility with a forum tool. So if I update the core files than it will not break my existing mods/plugins.
There are some forum tools like:
- Simple Machines Forum
I like to know which will be good for me?