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lightweightbaby
04-12-2007, 09:56 PM
Hey guys just wanted to see if anyone knew of easy way to get a forum created. I believe there is a way that you can use a template and fillout what you want and it compiles it but dont know where to get that.
THanks,
Jack

Bill Posters
04-13-2007, 07:12 AM
Vanilla (http://getvanilla.com/)
PunBB (http://www.punbb.org/)
phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/) (Iirc, phpBB is due to release a major update soon, which isn't fully backwards-compatible with previous versions. So, I'd suggest waiting for the full, non-beta release to become available if you're considering this option.)

Building the site itself is the easy bit.
Building the community is likely to take much more time and effort.

nolvorite
04-13-2007, 08:22 AM
Vanilla (http://getvanilla.com/)
PunBB (http://www.punbb.org/)
phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/) (Iirc, phpBB is due to release a major update soon, which isn't fully backwards-compatible with previous versions. So, I'd suggest waiting for the full, non-beta release to become available if you're considering this option.)

Building the site itself is the easy bit.
Building the community is likely to take much more time and effort.

it's not practical to make your forum as your index page.

ahallicks
04-13-2007, 09:02 AM
It'd probably be easiest to get an InvisionFree Forum. Their support is awesome and you don't have to worry about hosting, or paying as it's all free. The only thing is you don't get access to any of the database stuff... but you don't need it ;)

nolvorite
04-13-2007, 09:09 AM
http://rapidboards.com
they now offer free ipb 2.0 wow...

Bill Posters
04-13-2007, 09:11 AM
Vanilla (http://getvanilla.com/)
PunBB (http://www.punbb.org/)
phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/) (Iirc, phpBB is due to release a major update soon, which isn't fully backwards-compatible with previous versions. So, I'd suggest waiting for the full, non-beta release to become available if you're considering this option.)

Building the site itself is the easy bit.
Building the community is likely to take much more time and effort.

it's not practical to make your forum as your index page.

Eh?
Firstly, why quote me?
Secondly, I'd disagree if the sole purpose of the site/domain is a forum.

oracleguy
04-13-2007, 09:13 AM
it's not practical to make your forum as your index page.

It has seemed to work OK here ;)

Len Whistler
04-14-2007, 05:26 AM
www.phorum.org has a nice forum with a very clean design. Also before you setup your forum you should decided were to put the forum index file because it can be tricky to change it after. You have three choices:

mysite.com
forum.mysite.com
mysite.com/forum


The first two I think are the best.

Len Whistler
04-14-2007, 05:34 AM
Building the site itself is the easy bit. Building the community is likely to take much more time and effort.

Yes....I have setup two forums with the phpBB forums and both were so inactive I closed them down, good experience though in setting them up and being an administrator. I might try a third forum with the www.phorum.org boards.



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