I've made my splash with Wordpress and even if I'm not the bee's knees, I can actually get what I want from it and make sense of half of it now.
However I'd like to have a forum linked to one of my websites, something I haven't done before.
I was just wondering if I could get advice about how/where to go for a forum to create or build yourself.
I don't mind paying a (reasonable) amount, although free would be better. If I can put my own adverts on it, ok. However I don't want someone else making money off adverts on it.
There are plenty of decent forum plugins for Wordpress like bbPress, Simply: Press, Tal.ki Forums, etc. I haven't kept up with them, but if someone else here doesn't have up-to-date info, you can just read recent reviews. If you want to go full-court social networking, look to platforms like Ning.
its free, and is as easy to install as wordpress and is skinnable -so no real technical design skills are needed.
I use it here: http://60dc.hubsacademy.com/
Misha's forum also uses it: http://www.malextech.com/forum/index.php
I would guess its one of the most used and supported free forum softwares.
Your host probably has it as a one click install
Thank you both - had no idea Wordpress plugins supported forums, although come to think of it they do everything else....
SF, that forum looks great I will go digg it up now (am with hostgator).
Edit: Even easier than you said. Thanks!
LOL, Thanks for the plug, Joshua
And I vote for phpbb, too
I am going to use that for future reference thanks! I think I will end up using wordpress for a website. Still undecided as to a domain and host though
Alright most of it makes sense BUT I have one question.
The link for it is domainname/forums, can I put a link to the forums in place of a 'page' tab somehow on my wordpress site?
whats your wp site address? and what theme are you using? do you have a basic understanding of html/css?
Do you mean like here: ht tp://hubsacademy.com/
where the top "tabs" (navigation) direct to locations outside of the domain and wp install?
simple way - is to use your category links option in WP - I would have to be looking at a wp dashboard to explain any better.
Here is my site address: ht tp://toowoombawriters.com/
I'm using BackmyBook
Basically, instead of where I have the link that says 'forums' that links to a page, is there any way to turn the word forums into a direct link TO the forums? If that makes sense?
And I have a basic enough knowledge of code to usually change things through trial and error and generally spot where I need to place things. I can't write it however.
It makes sense.
here - custom menu (from the tutorial info for your specific theme)
Thanks for the info - headed me in the right direction.
However I couldn't see a way to add an outside link to the menu (don't know if I missed something?)
I found a nifty little plugin called 'Page links to' which allows you to turn any page directly into an outgoing link.
sounds you like you worked it out - for future reference,
in the top left , would have provided that option.
some of this stuff is new to the recent upgrade to wp, which i havent even done to most of my sites yet and I use a very specific framework (which I know inside and out), so I was rusty and out of touch for this specific issue
Yes ..PHPBB is almost free to use ...i prefer this forum..!
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