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    Question How to I enter a forum in my site?

    I have a website that I have been creating with Dreamweaver 4 and was wondering if anyone knows a good script to put a forum into my site. I would like the forum to have categories first then move into live forum boards from there. Please leave any links available for any good Web Design references that you think may help.

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    Net Senior Citizen tommatthews's Avatar
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    Your host will need to support either cgi or php mySQL to run a forum on your site.
    There are many good forum scripts available depending on whether you want to pay for one (such as vBulletin) or a free one such as phpBB ( both PHP) or IkonBoard (CGI) .
    If your host doesn't supprort PHP of CGI you will need to go for a remotly hosted solution.
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    SitePoint Guru jkcity's Avatar
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    I woudl sugesst ikonboard v3 (gold) myself its free and I don't see any payed for scripts being any better, especially when you compare prices

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/forum...?s=&forumid=71

    Look at that section on sitepoint thats dedicated to anything todo with forums there is some very good info in there.

    There is also yabb board some people like this I don't personally but may be worth considering.

    There is also many low intensive message boards but to be honest these are really useless if you want a decent message board.

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    I'm NOT an Addict ! TheRock's Avatar
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    I'd also suggest taking a look at:

    www.openbb.net

    www.woltlab.de (I like the usability of this forum though...)

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    Try using YaBB its a very stable board and recently they are in the development of YaBBSe which will be fully Database and completely free as many other boards of this quality are not.
    Message Boards Installations - $75
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    If your budget will stretch to it, I suggest vBulletin (www.vbulletin.com) - IMO the best bulletin board package out there.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy TheOriginalH's Avatar
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    If you're using php and a language, then go forphpbb , which is free, or vBulletin which is not - but inexpensive and feature packed (this forum uses it).

    If you are using asp, you may want to look at the likes of snitz .


    If you don't have access to either (change host!), you can use
    Ikonboard as already mentioned if you can run CGI scripts.

    OpenBB I haven't seen before - looks like a bit of a vB clone. Any users here that can evaluate it?

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