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Adding a forum to my website


TobyHall2000
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Hello!

 

I am kind of new to HTML and CSS so please bare with me if I don't understand what you mean :)

 

Anyway, I have been building a website for a game I play and it needs to have a forum on it. Now I have no idea how to make a forum, my Dad has before but he has forgotten. I have heard it is something to do with PhP? I have used that once before.

 

So my question is would it cost me to make a forum? How long would it take me? And what do I need to know?

 

Thanks in advance :)

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A simple server side forum would take less than a month. IMO. Get your localhost from wampserver.com and go to work. It's free.

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I would recommend installing forum software. It is made in PHP and uses MySQL databases. Here's a list of forum software you can install: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_forum_software

Some of them cost money, but SimpleMachines and PHPBB are free.

 

As for programming a forum, a properly done forum would probably take me half a year. There are so many little details needed in making a forum work as good as existing software.

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