How to Make a Forum Website with Forumotion

Three Parts:Planning the forumMaking the forumKeeping the forum in good shape

Forumotion is a website that lets you create your own forum. You'll need to decide what sort of forum you're after first, then begin creating it to fit that need.

Part 1
Planning the forum

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    Think of the genre of your forum. Writing it down helps. Here are a few genres to give an example:
    • Is it a game-related forum or a reviewing forum?
    • Is it a chatting zone?
    • Is it a collaborative problem-solving area?

Part 2
Making the forum

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    Google "Forumotion" or go to www.forumotion.com.
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    Click Create a Free Forum. Click on the blue bubble to do this.
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    Choose your forum's style. Pick a skin, or if you don't like any of the skins, click on the button entitled: Hitskin.com, where there are many more choices.
    • Use: Click a Skin, and click on the blue bubble: Create My Forum With This Skin.
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    Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.
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    Fill out the form. This includes information about the forum.
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    Click "Continue". Check your email.
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    Verify your password. You now have your own forum.

Part 3
Keeping the forum in good shape

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    Come up with some good category names and topic names. Encourage posting.
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    Advertise. Recommend the forum to your friends and advertise it on websites or blogs.

Tips

  • It is not likely you're going to have a domain. You will have a sub-domain, though. Forumotion has different sub-domains, like the-talk.net, so you can choose your sub-domain.
  • Follow the terms and conditions provided.

Warnings

  • Bear in mind that if you are hosting your forum on a free hosting service,they can delete your forum anytime. Or, if the free hosting service closes down, then your forum site is gone. Back it up at all times.
  • If you are hosting your forum on a free hosting service, you do not own your site. So it is best to host your own forum on your own custom domain. Then you own your forum then and nobody can take it away from you.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet

Article Info

Categories: Internet Forums and Message Boards