Forum Development

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by vks_foe, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. vks_foe

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    Hi,
    I wish to develop a forum. I have observed that many forums have similar looks as if they have been created over same base structure provided by some tool or by customizing some precooked material. Is it so?? Can somebody suggest how to start with ?
     
  2. maxpower097

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    First look at wordpress, joomla, etc.. And your right most of the forums are all from the same template. You can then install the forum on joomla or another website base, or dl a total forum website to upload. I forget the names of some of the free forums but if you call go daddy or another end user web host they'll walk you through it. Its really easy to do, just start by buying a domain and host space somewhere and they usually have buttons to preinstall most software like I was talking about.
     
  3. MrChips

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  4. loosewire

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    A single Loosewire, don't touch the Loosewire..............
     
  5. Wendy

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    Trust me, you are safe.

    The two best electronic bulletin sites I know of are VBulletin. I suspect (without knowing) the addons to this site are extra's, and cost more. VB isn't cheap either.

    It is a matter of you get what you pay for, you spend the big bucks you get superior features.

    I run a BBS, which is very similar to online bulletins like this. They are high maintenance, and require constant tweaking. Failure to keep up can result in hacking, someone breaking in and defacing or destroying your hard work. It happens to the best sites.

    Be prepared for a steep learning curve, and be prepared to devote a significant part of your life to it, they don't run or operate themselves.

    If you don't it will show.
     
  6. vks_foe

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    thanx.. i'll check them out..

    can somebody tell, how this forum was created??
     
  7. Wendy

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    I just did, but we were cross posting.

    There is a lot of hard work that no one will ever see that has been done here. It is part of the price.
     
  8. vks_foe

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    @bill marsden : gr8 job !!! i think i've found the right guy...
     
  9. Wendy

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    Not really, I'm not doing the work! :D
     
  10. vks_foe

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    no prbs... but you can give some input, definitely ;).. let me google all that has been mentioned above and i'll come back to you..
     
  11. loosewire

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    Google...Loosewire it will be there....More about the Forum....Maybe you can find

    Loosewire in the Ocean...its a picture in blue water, Loosewire in water.
     
  12. MrChips

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  13. Wendy

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    I suspect (without knowing) that the IP provider is probably more critical, unless you are renting server space. I'm know VB sites that were run out of peoples homes.
     
  14. maxpower097

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    If you have a good connection and don't download or game, its pretty cool and you can do it pretty easy. Its no where close to a dedicated or shared server though unless your on a serious network.
     
  15. Georacer

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    Another player in the field is phpBB. I 've got a forum based on it, not built it myself, though.
     
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