how to add a forum to my wordpress site ?

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  • #1017413

    Hello, does anyone know how to add a forum to a wordpress site ?

    #1017509

    raincoaster
    Member

    WordPress.com isn’t a forum host, but if you get a forum hosted elsewhere, you can use a Custom Header, Alert, sticky post, or text widget to link to and feature it on your blog.

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    #1017514

    auxclass
    Member

    You might also review the Terms of service

    #1017693

    samdurrant
    Member

    Best solution, in my opinion, is phpbb.

    If you go to my blog http://thethirdbarcom.wordpress.com/ and click on COMMUNITY you can see what those forums look like.

    Feel free to let me know if you need help setting it up.

    #1017694

    timethief
    Member

    @samdurrant
    That’s not possible here at WordPress.com. Please stop posting solutions that only apply to self hosted WordPress.org installs on this forum. It confuses people unnecessarily and you have done that 3 times today already. Read this > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    Then go to the correct support forum here http://wordpres.org/suppoert/ and do your posting there.

    #1017695

    samdurrant
    Member

    Why is it not possible? You can set up a forum and link to it in the custom menu, that doesn’t seem to do any harm to anyone?

    It even says that in the link you posted:

    “(3) 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.”

    And there is no need for bold writing. Sorry but I think you’re being a little rude.

    #1017696

    timethief
    Member

    You can set up a forum and link to it in the custom menu, that doesn’t seem to do any harm to anyone?

    I describe how to do that fully here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/04/23/wordpress-com-forum-options/

    #1017697

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @samdurrant:

    To be clear: your forum is hosted elsewhere just as raincoaster advised above: it is not hosted here on WordPress.COM.

    This is what she said:

    WordPress.com isn’t a forum host, but if you get a forum hosted elsewhere, you can use a Custom Header, Alert, sticky post, or text widget to link to and feature it on your blog.

    #1017698

    samdurrant
    Member

    I never said the forum is hosted on WP.com. I know it’s not.

    ‘fuckaroundasia’ asked how to add one to his/her WP blog, and I said she can link to a php forum. I don’t see why that causes trouble.

    #1017699

    timethief
    Member

    This thread was created on Sep 18, 2012, 8:36 PM and it was answered on the same day. Five full days later you are using the searchbox and dredging up old threads (3 times now) and seems to indicate your motivation for posting into these threads is to get hits. We were not born yesterday and I suggest you go to your blog and get busy there.

    #1017701

    samdurrant
    Member

    Excuse me? I had a question about the milestone widget and saw some other threads and thought I’d offer some help. That’s why I said I’d help with a phpbb forum if needed.

    “I suggest you go to your blog and get busy there.”

    Very polite.

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