How long the new edition
In the last weeks I tested some forum systems (ElkArte, Codoforum, nodebb, ...) and now also esoTalk.
esoTalk have awesome features! mentions, notifications, nice and clean design and it's lightning fast! Channels, multi channel search, ui features...
So I can't believe it... and read it will not be active developed in the future :( What a pity...
To use a framework like Laravel should be the right way, but will Flarum also lightning fast and similarly user friendly?
Because of the uncertain future of esoTalk and Flarum I have to think about which forum software I'll use in the near future...
But @Toby, really great work! EsoTalk is a modern, fast and user friendly forum software. Respect!
Considering that you are starting from the scratch, I think you can start using esoTalk with no fear.
I guess the switch from esoTalk to Flarum will be smooth.
There are some little more problems for users like me that come from other platforms (phpBB): migrating all the things (attachments, polls and so on...) needs some work more.
Hello @candyman, I could use esoTalk as forum, but have to integrate it with my custom login (php) and don't know if Flarum is as good as esoTalk (no feature list, preview, performance comparison to esoTalk, demo).
And at the moment I have to consider some future-proof features like push notifications, live reload, ...
Compared to php forum software esotalk is lightning fast! NodeBB, a nodejs based forum software, is similar to esoTalk (features like mentions, ui, fast, powerful,...) and reached version 0.5 recently.
@pwFoo don't know if Flarum is as good as esoTalk
I guess it will be even better.
I've look at NodeBB: it isn't free, is it? Anyway, at first sight I like esoTalk more.
If I were you, I'd hire a developer to get an esoTalk custom login plugin that integrate your custom login with the forum one.
I could participate if the custom plugin would be related to a Textpattern site: I'd like to integrate the esoTalk forum with a Txp site.
NodeBB is free, @candyman ;)
The next generation forum software that's free and easy to use.
EsoTalk and NodeBB are both great and with pros (diff in ui, cagetory handling, existing plugins, ...). First look I would take esoTalk, but because of some technical features possible with nodejs, NodeBB could be the better choice... maybe... ;)