Built in Message Board

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  • #32281

    fwdmovie
    Member

    I have used Proboards and EZBoard but I was wondering if there is a relatively simple (and FREE) way to have a message board/forum appear on one of my WordPress pages?

    #32447

    timethief
    Member

    I belive that patriotsfan http://patriotsfanblog.wordpress.com has a message board and a chat forum in his sidebar perhaps you could contact him for specifics and get one too. As I recall it this discussion has taken place before and there were not any “free” alternatives.

    #32451

    dennispater
    Member

    http://www.Meebo.com supports the chat in the sidebar. Look in your wideget
    he start a furom by http://www.jconserv.net/ and don’t host it by himself, maybe you can do the same :D

    #32486

    drmike
    Member

    Moved to Support by the way. Does not concern CSS.

    All you can currently do is link to a forum hosted elsewhere. Wp.com does not have an option to do forums hosted within the same space as your blog.

    #32523

    nosysnoop
    Member

    There’s a new one I heard about. It’s called Gabbly. I’m at a forum and people place url links and when we click it, a chatter box opens up and we can talk in real time. I checked out if the embedded version is allowed at WordPress. They said to paste the code in a new page and save it. I did but nothing happened. It was just empty:

    http://gabbly.pbwiki.com/Best%20Embedding%20Practices

    But it’s real cool but the embedded chatter box would have to be made smaller to fit in the sidebar. And with Meebo, isn’t that only sending the blogger a private message?

    #32532

    raincoaster
    Member

    Whatever you do, don’t go to ezboard. All their boards are shutting down soon, as I understand it.

    #32533

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Why?? Are they emailing everyone? What are people to do who have large boards there?

    #32534

    raincoaster
    Member

    I don’t know if they’re emailing everyone. I heard it from some friends on Viggo Fanbase, which has been there for a few years. They’re having to move the whole thing. It’s my understanding that ezboard got bought out and people are having to migrate their boards to the buyer’s site or somewhere else entirely. For three million plus users that’s not going to be much fun.

    More info here.

    #32535

    nosysnoop
    Member

    That totally sucks. Most might not even know and there are large communities out there on forums. And how if they don’t know how to move all their content to this other place?

    #32943

    antroig
    Member

    Hello guys,

    I tried to paste the Gabbly chat windows in my blog website, using text widgets. However once I save the text, it dissapears.

    Does anybody can help me solve this please?

    This is the code I pasted (autogenerated at the Gabbly site):

    <iframe src=’http://cw.gabbly.com/gabbly/cw.jsp?e=1&t=http://alquimiadeletras.wordpress.com/’ scrolling=’no’ style=’width:200px; height:250px’ frameborder=’0′></iframe

    Thank you in advance.

    Alchemist

    #32944

    drmike
    Member

    It’s an iframe. Most iframes are removed from user input due to security concerns.

    #32945

    antroig
    Member

    Thanks drmike for your prompt response.

    Is there any way I can solve the problem? Actually I want to add a chat board to my blog.

    #32946

    antroig
    Member

    So if iframes are generally removed due to security reasons, why does WordPress mention it here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/WordPress_Widgets#Third_Party_Widgets

    #32947

    cornell
    Member

    Because that’s the .org version for self-hosted blogs (where the user can do whatever they want). We’re at wordpress.com where we’re running different software, shared themes and much tighty security for the community.

    HTH

    #32948

    antroig
    Member

    Thank you very much Cornell.

    Is there any option for what I want? (I mean the chat board)?

    #32949

    antroig
    Member

    So if I understood well, wordpress.com is a bit inflexible in that respect?

    What alternatives I have for chat boards then?

    #32950

    drmike
    Member

    Officially there’s a list of what sites are allowed but we as end users do not have access to it.

    #32951

    raincoaster
    Member

    Would the Meebo widget work for you? As I understand it, that’s the only chat plugin that’s enabled on our blogs.

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