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How to add a forum to my site? (7 posts)

  1. A_McLean
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm interested in adding a forum catagory to my site (straightchuter.com) and was wondering what is involved. Ideally, it would be set up like the WP support forum, where it would be accessed via a "Forum" catagory link at the top of the page. Is the actual forum software a plugin?

    Thanks & happy turns,
    Andrew

  2. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi there, why not take a look at bbpress.
    the sister product to wordpress.
    http://bbpress.org/
    Can be used on the same databse as wordpress and will integrate,
    to share users and passwords.
    Hope this helps.
    mike.

  3. newdirt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I agree, bbpress is pretty good. I'm testing it myself right now and will be installing it at one of my wp sites soon. There are also a couple of plugins that look really nice too. Check out this one: Simple Forum Plugin.

    Good Luck!

  4. A_McLean
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks mikey1 and newdirt. I like the idea of bbpress as a sister product to WP, but am intimidated by the installation process. For reference, WP's "Famous Five-Minute Install" took me three tries and five days. For this reason alone, the Simple Forum Plugin looks good.

    Any opinions on phpBB with WP?

  5. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again, the two work very well together.
    The most important part for me, as I'm currently running a few systems on my site, was the fact that they share a database and also the user info, so if someone registers for your blog they are registerd for your forum.With a wopress plugin you can also have posts go to the forum.
    the insta a place to put a secret keyllation of bbpress is no more difficult.
    On thing I would draw your attention to is the section in the config files. There is now a place to put a secret key. This should be the same in wordpress and bbpress.
    hope this will help and good luck.
    mike.

  6. goreny12
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I managed to add it to it
    http://www.webtelefonkonyv.hu

  7. PHP Developer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks

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