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12-28-2002, 10:05 PM
How do you add a forum section to a web page, is it high level programming or can you get free predesigned pages ready to download.

I am wanting to create a web site with a forum page for problems and answers can anyone suggest a way either I can learn, or download.

12-28-2002, 10:10 PM
there are many places you can download or have one hosted or you can build your own.

i am building my own but it won`t be ready for a long time, a few other people around here are also building one.


12-28-2002, 10:24 PM
heres an interesting article on JavaScript Kit...


it covers differant types of forums, and the history of this one too (or at least, the last JavaScript Kit forum... its not very up to date)

happy forum hunting...:thumbsup:

12-29-2002, 12:52 AM
Mhtml is building an ASP based one.

I think he's got a beta or something available for download.

12-29-2002, 07:55 PM
All the rage today, even the first thing newbies do is add a forum for their 4 members. After researching forums, you'll soon find that they're just about all the same with a few variations on images and function. Most require a DB (mySQL, MS SQL, etc) but a 'flat' file system (merely a folder) is probably a lot faster and flexible because a DB from your host is not required. Tonns out there...Good Luck! :D

Note: Most free hosts will not allow DB forums.

12-29-2002, 10:15 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate all your help and links, I will give it a go, although I may be back when I'm stuck, which will not be long.

12-30-2002, 02:49 PM
You can get beta 1 that is if you want to fix it lol :D
I'm almost finished beta 2 which is a lot better. I think it may be a few more beta tests before I'm ready to give it up to the general internet public...

That's beta1 which is incomplete and the replies don't work. I realised I had made a big mistake and so I decided I'll call it B1 and start a new using only the good files from B1. :) But that'll happen to ya.