en WordPress.com Forums › Ideas Forum Functionality Author Posts July 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #1339658 gamenology1Member I am a new user to wordpress.com and looking at the features available I see no forum functionality. It would be very nice if WordPress includes free forum functionality to their wordpress.com sites. Right now I need to use an external forum service and link it to my site. Please consider. Thank you. The blog I need help with is gamenology1.wordpress.com. July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm #1339759 timethiefMember At present there are no chatboxes or forums I am aware of that can be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. There is no FTP access and we cannot install plugins. However you have three free workaround forum options: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/04/23/wordpress-com-forum-options/ One approach is to register a forum on the internet and then create a custom menu in your blog and include a custom link to the forum in it. a custom link to the forum in it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links July 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm #1339760 gamenology1Member That’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’ll use Google Groups and then put this functionality on my menu until WordPress puts this functionality. Author Posts The topic ‘Forum Functionality’ is closed to new replies.