How to Create a Forum in MyBB

MyBB, originally MyBulletinBoard, is a free and open source forum software which is developed by the MyBB Group. It is written in PHP, supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite as database systems and has database failover support. Creating a new forum in MyBB is easy. This article aims to show you how to create a new forum in MyBB.

Steps

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    Navigate to your MyBB powered forum using a web browser of your choice.
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    Log in to the forum as an administrator. The exact location of the login panel varies depending on which skin you are using.
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    Click on the link to the administrator control panel, usually located on the index page of your forum.
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    Enter your administrator login credentials once again and click on the 'Login' button. This process is known as Re-authentication and provides additional security for your forum.
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    Click on the 'Forums and Posts' subsection in the administrator control panel.
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    Click on the 'Add New Forum' subsection in the 'Forum Management' menu.
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    Configure settings for your new forum, which include it's title, description, display order, parent forum, permissions and much more. The asterisk next to some textboxes denotes a mandatory setting
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    Click on the 'Save Forum' button once you are done configuring settings.
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    Confirm that the forum was created successfully by visiting the index page of your forum

Tips

  • Click on the 'Show additional options' link in the forum configuration page to configure additional settings for your forum.
  • Spend time setting a catchy description for your forum. Forums with catchy descriptions attract more users.

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Article Info

Categories: Internet Forums and Message Boards