View Full Version : Help with a forum.

02-02-2005, 06:34 AM
"hey everyone, i am new to CodingForums.com so im sorry if i am posting this in the wrong area."
I am currently trying to make myself a forum, i am using dreamweaver mx, and i am familiar with most asp commands, i am using ASP vb script, and am having trouble with coding my forum, i havent started coding yet cause i dont know where to begin, i have been searching the internet for a while now trying to find a tutorial to help me, but i have had no luck.
i am after someone to point me in the right direction on where i should start, and how the code should be, should i link the posts to the threads by ID's , i have no idea at the moment. i also need help setting up a database, using MSaccess, wat tables do i need ect.
Please Help me. :confused:



02-02-2005, 10:50 AM
i think jaywhy13 asked this a few weeks ago, someone did at least cos i answered, try searching for posts by me with the word forum in (or something like that, threads, posts, forum.. whatever they should all be in there somewhere it was a pretty big post.. i think the thread was called like "need help with forum" or something.. you could try searching threads started by jaywhy13 containing "forum"

02-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Hi Baleric, welcome to coding forums. If you've not already searched like Ghell advised, check these threads for an answer to your question.



02-02-2005, 01:28 PM
thank you very much guys, this helps me understand alot more then wat i already knew... im going to start on it tomorrow :) please keep looking here because i will most defianetly get stuck sooner or later and need more guidence from u guys :thumbsup: ...
"also Ghell, i read that u have made alot of asp forums, i know im asking alot but can u please send me ur most basic forum, so i can try to learn from it ("i definatley wont copy, i just would like a reference") , im currently studying multimedia at tafe and will need do so this eventually, so im jsut trying to get a head start, also i have downloaded other forums but they are all protected some how and wont let me look at anything."

thanx alot, please help.


02-03-2005, 09:51 AM
i think webwizguide has an open source asp forum but im not sure, it confused me all those years ago so i made my own

basically you just need a table of users, categories, forums, threads, posts

just remember the hierarchy for it is
categories > forums > threads > posts
and you should be fine

ie each thread MUST be in a forum, each forum MUST be in a category (you can omit categories if you want but i would advise against it as it makes it a lot easier to expand, just start with a single category and go from there :thumbsup: )

i wont post any forums as the more asp i write, the worse the old pages seem

if you look at my first forums its insane how i have written them, im suprised my server didnt hurt me cos i wrote them so badly

i would also advise that if you want to make it skinable you should write the html with pretty much only style classes (like <td class="..">..</td> and <span class="..">..</span>

then use a style.css to do all of these :)

02-03-2005, 01:06 PM
thanx alot ghell, ill give this webwiz guide a look...

:) :) :) -Baleric

i just posted the message and relised how much u wrote and how much i wrote, sorry for not riting a big message. lol.