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How to set up a forum for my website

by Annelol / October 22, 2007 12:07 AM PDT

Hi
I want to set up a forum where customers can post their own photos probably with a link from our website. I'd also like them to be able to chat and set up posts but I have no idea how to go about it.
What advice can you give? What's my starting point?
Thanks
Anne

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Website
by Sovereign Forum moderator / October 24, 2007 9:18 AM PDT

OK, my first question would be when you say setup a forum... is this saying that you already have a matching website w/ host and domain, or are you looking to obtain all of this for a forum based website?

~Sovereign

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I read your post again...
by Sovereign Forum moderator / October 24, 2007 9:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Website

and it sounds like you do have a website. So your starting point, if you want to go the easy route, is to find a forum (a google search can take care of that) that has a "chat" plugin. The posting part (photos and text) is usually already integrated, so pretty much all forums will have this capability. Now, I don't know who you are hosted with, but you want to double check, once you picked a forum, that this forum will work on the hosts server and that you (or they) are able to install it.

~Sovereign

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Cpanel
by santoslhelper / October 25, 2007 8:15 AM PDT

Check your hosts control panel and see if they offer any forums already like SMF (simple machine forum).

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