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#1 killbob1555

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

hi i am making a website and i want to have a forum page but i don't know how to script it (when people go to post they need to be logged in) but i also need to have a signup/log in page and if anyone can help i also would like to add a little box on my home page were they can log in thanks
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#2 neil

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:16 AM

To make a forum, you can grab one of the many packages available out there.
Google these: phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, IPBoard
The first two are free, the second two are not.

(I use smf of my forum and it works great. Has a lot of options too. But phpBB has a lot more plugins :) )
Your choice.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

i dont know how to put these into my website im making all i need is the code in a paste
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

Unzip the package you downloaded
Use FTP and upload all the contents of /upload to /public_html/forum/
Go to URL yoursite.com/forum/install.php
Follow instructions

You don't just copy paste code.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

Follow the instructions :D , read read and read
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:28 PM

OK i got phpBB were are the instructions?
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

If you literally just want a code to copy and paste into your site, a phpBB installation may not be what you're after. You could check out either an embedded shoutbox / comment system, or a remotely hosted forum instead.

For phpBB installation, first off you need to make sure your host supports PHP and gives you a database to use. amny free hosting packages don't allow this, in which case you can't put phpBB on them. Its worth noting that some hosts, both free and paid, offer forum installation with one click from your control panel, so check thatout before anything else :)

If php is supported, then the readme file with the phpBB download should tell you everything you need to know. For your convenience, it's available online, too, on the phpBB website. That covers everything you need to know, but if you don't understand some of the terms used, feel free to ask for more help :)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

im using corel at the moment so im not online and phpbb dont work
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

im using corel at the moment so im not online and phpbb dont work

What do you mean by it doesn't work?
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

phpbb is not supported by corel
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

phpBB is independent of corel!
just extract the archive you downloaded and upload it to your domain.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:04 AM

You won't be able to test phpBB on your own PC unless you have Apache (or another webserver) running locally. If you're not sure what that means, then you don't :P

If the instructions on the phpBB website don't make sense to you I'd recommend you look into getting a host with a control panel that auto installs forums for you, or signing up with a remotely hosted forum service. This is much easier than installing one yourself! Some of them won't allow you to put a login box on your homepage, but there's plenty of choice out there so you can find one you like :)
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