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Crumpy1
05-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Hi All,

I would like to add a forum to my website but have never done this before.

Can anybody tell me the easiest way to do this, i would like it to be intergrated into my website and not directed through another host if possible.

Thanks

edbr
05-07-2012, 01:42 AM
there are a few free ones around, the only one i hav experience with is swf forum which is ok

domedia
05-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Crumpy1, if you're comfortable with some coding, you can use a free forum software.

phpBB and simplemachines are examples of these.

If you're not comfortable doing some coding, I would find someone who does and have them do it for you.

Another option is to use a hosted solution somewhere else if you're o.k. with having it hosted somewhere else.

edbr
05-08-2012, 12:54 AM
sorry i meant smf (simplemachines). they pretty much self install

Crumpy1
05-08-2012, 10:27 AM
sorry i meant smf (simplemachines). they pretty much self install

Thanks edbr for the recommendation. Everything else you have ever recommended to me has always been great so i will use this as per your recommendation.

I have downloaded all of the files, but have no idea where to start. I have searched this website http://www.simplemachines.org/ for install instructions but cannot seem to find any.

Do you know where i may find help to intergrate this into my website?

Thanks

domedia
05-08-2012, 01:00 PM
Home-> Online Manual->How Do I install SMF?
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/How_do_I_install_SMF

Crumpy1
05-08-2012, 01:05 PM
Home-> Online Manual->How Do I install SMF?
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/How_do_I_install_SMF

Cheers, your a legend. I spend a while this morning browsing the site for that.

I will check it out tonight and repost if i encounter issues.

Thanks again!!!

domedia
05-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Their site is not the easiest to navigate, that's for sure!

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