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Hi people

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum:' started by Takuan, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Takuan

    Takuan Junior Member

    Hi, my name is Takuan. I live in Barcelona, Spain. I have registrered in this side because I want to learn how to create a forum like this for me and some friends, to keep in touch. I'm not expert in programing, and I don't know if I'm in the right place. If someone can indicate me in this search I'll be very gratefull. For the other side I think is important to soy I use a Mac.

    Thank You vey much :)
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    If you want to learn how to create a forum, you have two options in my eyes.

    1. Download Wordpress and install the Simple:Forum plugin
    2. Buy a license off vBulletin for use of a forum on your domain.

    vBulletin is a lot of coding work from the sounds of what Greg's told us, whereas Wordpress with plugin just means applying to your domain's database and changing a few elements.
  3. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Hey Takuan, welcome aboard. There are simple forums available out there, although I don't know the ins and outs. What Tim says seems to make sense.
  4. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Welcome aboard. I don't know anything about forums.
  5. I use the Wordpress plugin :) and it works easily and is really easy to set up :)
  6. Takuan

    Takuan Junior Member

    Lots of thanks to all. I have a account and a Blog in Wordpress. I had download a plugin called WP-Forum but I have no idea of how to install it. After the download of the plugin I just have a folder with a few .txt and .pot documents. Can someone help me?

  7. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi Takuan,

    Welcome to Design Forums, you have a few options when it comes to forum software, check these out & see if any suit your needs...

    Simple Machines Forum (Free)
    phpBB Forum (Free)
    Vanilla Forum (Free)
    vBulletin (Paid)

    Or a free plugin like the WP one Tim mentioned. In my opinion vB is the best available, but obviously you need to be able to warrant the costs involved in buying a license, if you're not sure start off with phpBB, vB has an import function for phpBB if you ever did want to switch across.

    Good luck.
    Thanks, Greg

    PS- I don't think you'll get much specific forum advice here other than what's in this thread as this is Design Forums, try asking at phpBB or vBulletin specific forums for further info :)

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