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ajhauser
08-02-2012, 02:25 PM
I have a client who is interested in adding a forum to their website, but I don't know where to begin. Does anyone have any suggestions? It would be great if there was something I could place in a "framed area" in my current layout...

I did a Google search, but any help or insight would be appreciated.
Thanks.

MrTIMarshall
08-02-2012, 04:54 PM
I have a client who is interested in adding a forum to their website, but I don't know where to begin. Does anyone have any suggestions? It would be great if there was something I could place in a "framed area" in my current layout...

I did a Google search, but any help or insight would be appreciated.
Thanks.

A basic contact form or?

Best Regards,
Tim

tempz
08-02-2012, 05:09 PM
This is a great service.

It allow's you to sign using: Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and much more.

It's also free!

http://tal.ki/feature-tour/

Just simply code the code and paste in your source code, there you go!

You have a admin account also when you register at http://tal.ki/feature-tour/

:)

MrTIMarshall
08-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Miss read the message :P

tempz
08-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Tim, he wants a forum not a form!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum

:P

ajhauser
08-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Lol - yes forum, please. I read that and got a bit confused for a second, haha.

VIPStephan
08-03-2012, 10:36 AM
ajhauser, for some decent forum software look at Vanilla Forums (http://vanillaforums.org/) or phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/). You are not placing a “framed area” in your current layout, you are installing this on your server (e. g. in a sub directory called “forum”), make it look like your website (you can style it any way you like with your header and footer, etc.), and then you link to it from your regular pages like http://example.com/forum.

Design gel code
08-05-2012, 03:38 PM
SMF or v bulletin ? are a few more... It depends on what the end use is for really they all have good and bad points.

ajhauser
08-09-2012, 03:31 PM
Thanks - I appreciate all the suggestions, I'm not sure what the overall end use will be, just looking for some names - this helps a ton, thank you.

Infranight
08-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Haha I just recently wrote an article on this!
http://www.changry.com/webmasters/scripts-and-software-for-everything-forums/

Shameless plug aside, I'd recommend MyBB for free, or IPB for paid.
There are more details in the article I provided, good luck!
Forum management is tough, but definitely worthwhile.



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