wikiHow to Add Forums to a Website

Two Methods:Embeddable ForumsUsing Forum Scripts

Forums are useful to communicate with your site visitors and helps to solve problems and generate traffic out of it. This article will show you how to add forums to website

Steps

  1. 1
    Choose which method you want to use.

    • Embeddable forums (hosted on some else server, generally forum service provider)
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    • Installing forum scripts like phpBB (hosted on your server)
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Method 1
Embeddable Forums

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    Set up the forum on a forum service providers website (Google for it and select one you like)
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    Get the HTML code (one shown in screen-shot) to embed it on your website and that's it your forum is live. (use a separate page for forum)

Method 2
Using Forum Scripts

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    Get a Forum Software package like phpBB, Vanilla, MyBB or vBulletin(or something similar).
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    Install the software with appropriate database and settings(get help from script providers website)
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    Once done, link your forum to your website.

Tips

  • Adjust width, height, and color to your look and feel.
  • Choose the method suitable to your website.
  • Try help topics for additional help.

Warnings

  • Don't make any changes to your hosting panel if you're not familiar with HTML, php, MySQL, etc...

Things You'll Need

  • Forum Service provider account. (First method).
  • HTML embed code. (First method.)
  • Forum script. (Second method).
  • One click script installer. (Second method).
  • Admin access to hosting control panel.
  • Your own website.

Article Info

Categories: Internet Forums and Message Boards | Creating and Enhancing a Website