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I ecently asked about the best free Blog for a website I am building. I was delighted to learn Wordpress and thanks for those who advised me... Mow I have two more requests:


1) I am looking for an open source free Forum that is really easy to install on an existing php mysql site. Ease of install and managing is important... like Wordpress


It is for a corporate site so one that doesn't have banner ads or any garbage on it would be great...


2) In the same way I am looking for something similar for uploading Photo Galleries... something nice and stylish and that can handle large file sizes... any ideas?


Thanks in advance...


Ed Kellett

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SMF (what we use) is free and pretty decent (some might argue with me). 


Gallery2 seems to get the most praise from this site.  I've used it and it seems a little bloated but it is very feature-rich.

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I use to use SMF, and I loved it. I tried tons of different forum software, and I did not like any of them. They did not have the features I wanted, and I ran into compatibility problems. Simple Machine Forums is the way to go!

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