Xenforo is a popular forum software with over 94,000 members in their community forum and has only been released for 5 years. I have been using Xenforo for a while now and would like to write a short review about them.
Xenforo has lots of very nice features and there are many very useful 3rd party addons in their marketplace. There Xenforo community is also very helpful when you have issues and there are many developers in the community who are willing to produce custom features for you. However, one disadvantage is that a lot of the addons in the Xenforo marketplace are paid and it can be quite costly to add lots of features to your forum. Furthermore, they don’t have a complete suite like IPB.
Xenforo also lacks some very basic features as well such as a built in referral system. There is a referral addon out there but it doesn’t seem very good. However, Xenforo does seem to be quite user friendly and the customer service seems quite good. I think Xenforo definitely has some great potential. They are still in their version 1 release and I think they will might become one of the best forum softwares in the future.