The Freewebs forum widget is handy

Want to create your own forum and put it right in a blog post? Check out Freewebs new widget.

Freewebs is a Web site creation and hosting service that's been around since 2001 and has served more than 17 million registered users. Besides hosting photos, blogs, and user profiles, they've also got a group of customizable widgets that can be added to any site or social networking profile. This morning, they rolled out a widget that lets you host your own discussion right on the page, complete with admin controls that can be accessed without having to go off site. In fact, users can register, reply, and browse through threads without ever leaving the widget.

We've covered quite a few ways to add chat or discussion to blogs and Web sites. While the Freewebs forums widget isn't instantly dynamic like Planet Minibox, it will still show new topics, threads, and responses wherever you've put it, even in multiple places, which is really neat.

I've embedded one below, just keep in mind that responding requires registration.

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