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    How to install a forum

    hey im new and I just started my HTML website and I need to know how I put a forum in it...like the one here, do I have to pay for one or do I have to find a website and If I do can you tell me what to google? Thanks!

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    Re: Hi!

    Welcome to AHFB. We're glad to have you here!

    Here is a list of free forum software, which includes a brief description of each.
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    Re: How to install a forum

    Hi

    I would recommend using phpBB for free forum software. I use it on my website, plaastik.com and it works really well. What you need is a PHP server for your website and a SQL database. The step to setting it up are:

    1. Download the package at: http://www.phpbb.com/
    2. Unzip the package into the folder that you want to put the forum.
    3. Put your database access info into the config file of the forum software. You can read the guide on how to do this that is included with the package.
    4. Run the installation script of the software.
    5. Delete the installation folders.

    Once you have it all setup, there will be an administration page that you can use to build the forums.

    I hope this helps!

    Francois Asselin
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    Last edited by francoisA; 06-09-2006 at 01:00 PM.

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    Re: How to install a forum

    I second that!
    phpBB is an excellent forum.



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