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    How do I add a forum to my site?

    Sorry i didnt know were to post this, because im new. Can anyone tell how i can put a forum on my site.

    Thanks in advance

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    Well welcome...

    this question, or the "how do I make a forum" question has been asked several times before on CF. You need a webserver which supports a server side language, such as PHP and a database technology, such as mySQL. There are a load of piece of forum software around, ranging from free to ones you have to purchase. phpbb - www.phpbb.com is free, highly customisable/moddable, skinnable and easy to install. it is written in php/mysql so requires a server which supports that to run.

    Also this should be posted in the general web building forum, as it is related to the general web side of things, and not html/css

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Well welcome...

    this question, or the "how do I make a forum" question has been asked several times before on CF. You need a webserver which supports a server side language, such as PHP and a database technology, such as mySQL. There are a load of piece of forum software around, ranging from free to ones you have to purchase. phpbb - www.phpbb.com is free, highly customisable/moddable, skinnable and easy to install. it is written in php/mysql so requires a server which supports that to run.

    Also this should be posted in the general web building forum, as it is related to the general web side of things, and not html/css
    Thank you for the welcome! So www.phpbb.com is a free forum site, that lets you put a forum in your website. Thanks for your help

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    Yes...as I say, you need a server which supports php and mysql to use it.

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    How do i get that?

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    Lightbulb

    To build a forum, you don't need to buy space any web hosting unless you want to implement the MODs to your own forum or want it ad-free.

    You can build free forum.

    http://www.proboards.com
    http://invisionfree.com

    Here's my free forum :

    http://welcome2all.proboards41.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by iota
    To build a forum, you don't need to buy space any web hosting unless you want to implement the MODs to your own forum or want it ad-free.

    You can build free forum.

    http://www.proboards.com
    http://invisionfree.com

    Here's my free forum :

    http://welcome2all.proboards41.com
    I know how to make aa forum, but i don't know how to put a forum on my site.

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    What type of hosting does your website have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjax
    I know how to make aa forum, but i don't know how to put a forum on my site.

    You can use Object type to insert your forum to your site. Or use frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iota
    You can use Object type to insert your forum to your site. Or use frames.
    Thank! Were can i get object type from

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    Since you are new here please take a moment a go over our posting guidelines that lay out the proper way to name threads. I have illustrated this point by modifying yours to be more concise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjax
    Thank! Were can i get object type from

    For example,

    Code:
     <object  type="text/html" data="http://codingforums.com" width="900" height="500">
    </object>
    If you're really a beginner, please download files related to your need or wish:

    http://icebergz.flashband.net/myitli...atalog/webdev/

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    I've seen this happen a lot of times, and I think there is some miscommunication going around.

    Ninjax, if you want a forum to be completley on your site, as in you have the users records hosted with yourself, and all the pretty images and text actually on your site, you need to have your own webspace and domain name. So if you want http://www.yoursite.com/forums, you need this. If you are fine with something like http://thisismyforums.proboard12.com or http://forums.com/your-forum-name then you can get it for free.

    To get the forums onto your own domain name and hosting, you need to go to a site such as phpbb.com and download the forum package. From there, you have to have full access to your webspace and a mySQL database. If you are using a free service, you most likely do not have access to these, and I reccomend using a free remote hosted forum solution (something like http://thisismyforums.proboard12.com). There are many on the internet, just search for one.

    Once you have downloaded the package, there will be installation instructions included with it. Just follow those, and if you have a question, either ask it here or with the program provider . Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoWiGo
    I've seen this happen a lot of times, and I think there is some miscommunication going around.

    Ninjax, if you want a forum to be completley on your site, as in you have the users records hosted with yourself, and all the pretty images and text actually on your site, you need to have your own webspace and domain name. So if you want http://www.yoursite.com/forums, you need this. If you are fine with something like http://thisismyforums.proboard12.com or http://forums.com/your-forum-name then you can get it for free.

    To get the forums onto your own domain name and hosting, you need to go to a site such as phpbb.com and download the forum package. From there, you have to have full access to your webspace and a mySQL database. If you are using a free service, you most likely do not have access to these, and I reccomend using a free remote hosted forum solution (something like http://thisismyforums.proboard12.com). There are many on the internet, just search for one.

    Once you have downloaded the package, there will be installation instructions included with it. Just follow those, and if you have a question, either ask it here or with the program provider . Good luck!
    were can i download this forum package from, and how do i put it straight on my site, can i still do it if my sites no on the internet? And do i have to pay for anythink.

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    you need paid hosting and a domain. then download something like phpbb from www.phpbb.com. you can set up subdomains so you have the forum at htttp://forum.yoursite.com instead of http://www.yoursite.com/forum.

    phpbb requires that your server supports php and mysql.


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