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  1. I was wondering if it was possible to have an integrated forum as part of a WordPress blog. I have a client who is interested in having a blog/forum - and basically it works like this.

    The home page will have a blog on it, and also have say top 5 discussions in the forum. Then the forum page, will also have Recent blog entries on it.

    Can it be done?

  2. You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at WordPress.com. If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you'll find help at the WordPress.org forums.

    If you don't understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, you may find this information helpful.

    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It'll help people to answer your question.

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  3. No, a forum cannot be embedded into a wordpress.com blog. Yes, you can get a free forum online and link to it from a wordpress.com blog.

  4. There is only one running page for posts in a blog. There are two themes Inove and Monochrome wherein there are options that allow bloggers to choose to display Categories across the top horizontal menu, rather than displaying static pages.

    If you do not wish to use either of those themes then there is a trick that can be employed to achieve what you want in some themes only http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/page-tabs-as-external-links/

  5. Isn't there a WordPress forum module?

  6. Yes, but not for free hosted wordpress.COM software on this mutiuser blogging platform. It's for free standing self hosted software form wordpress.ORG. You have better read the support entries here at wrodpress.com so you comprehend the differences between the two, and the restriction on free hosted blog here at wordpress.COM
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

  7. oh right, never realised there was a difference,

  8. There are significant differences so I'll leave it to you to consult with your client.
    There ts no FTP access to wordpress.com blogs and we cannot upload anything into them like themes and plugins. We cannot access let alone edit the underlying php and html in our themes and affect functionality in any way, as the templates are shared by all who use the same theme on this multiuser blogging platform. There is a CSS editing upgrade available but it only allows for changes to "appearance". There is no Staff support for those who purchase the CSS editing upgrade. They must be prepared to work independently and to renew the CSS upgrade annually or their blogs will revert to the original theme.

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