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How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by treyday: 3:32am On Dec 29, 2014
Forums are a great way to manage and increase user interactions on your website. They can be used to build online communities. Creating a forum on your website can be a daunting task, but the availability of the many free and open-source forum software make it really easy. The real issue might arise when integrating one of these with WordPress, without having to create forums on a separate sub-domain (and hence as a separate site). Fortunately, you have a solution for that as well in bbPress - the most popular forum software for WordPress.


Installing bbPress

bbPress is a free forum software built into WordPress as a third-party plugin. It does not require you to log into your cPanel for installation and management (as with other free software such as phpBB). Rather, it can be installed and managed from within your WordPress dashboard. Additionally, you can install more plugins to enhance its features, making it the go-to choice for beginners and even experienced WordPress users. Download the bbpress plugin here www.wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/

To install bbPress, go to your WordPress dashboard, and click on Plugins >> Add New. Search for bbPress, and install the plugin from the search results. Or you can download the plugin as a zip package here www.wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/, and upload it to your WordPress dashboard.

Creating a forum
After installing the plugin, the next thing you should do is create a new Forum. You can see that after installing this plugin, a new tab in your dashboard has appeared labelled Forums. You can create a new forum by going to Forums >> New Forum.

Creating a new forum is just like creating a new post or page in WordPress or just like you would here on nairaland. You can specify a title, permalink, parent forum (if any), and so on. Create all the forums you need this way, and specify a hierarchy.

One done creating all the forums, it's time to display them on a page. Create a new simply page from the WordPress dashboard, and give it the name "Forums" or similar. Then, enter the following short-code to make all the forums display on that page. [bbp-forum-index] you can post this short-code on any page you want all your forums to appear.
that should do the trick.

for more detailed explanation with images on how to create a forum website SEE HERE http://aje.biz/2014/12/how-to-create-a-forum-website-with-wordpress/

Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by Nobody: 3:49am On Dec 29, 2014
Pls oo..Mister,Morning..
Can u help me do this on my unused blog?
Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by treyday: 1:12pm On Dec 29, 2014
i am pretty sure i can help you sir...
so what do we have ?? what is your unused blog all about ?
Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by Nobody: 1:22pm On Dec 29, 2014
Created as an entertainment blog but when i thought abt d constant updating,i jxt culdnt..i still visit 1ce in a whike and it seems hard to find on google..no good background and all
Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by Jack188: 3:45pm On Dec 29, 2014
I'd suggest you http://www.nexgendesign.com/development-partner - one of the best web design services. I used it for creation some of my business websites, and I was never disappointed. Hope, they will help you toowink
Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by WINDSOW(m): 10:42am On Dec 30, 2014
Jack188:
I'd suggest you http://www.nexgendesign.com/development-partner - one of the best web design services. I used it for creation some of my business websites, and I was never disappointed. Hope, they will help you toowink
Ur name is synanemous to the inventor of TRANSISTOR used in the 2nd generation computer-Jack Kilby
Re: How To Create A Forum Website With Wordpress by treyday: 7:50am On Jan 15, 2015
Created as an entertainment blog but when i thought abt d constant updating,i jxt culdnt..i still visit 1ce in a whike and it seems hard to find on google..no good background and all
I recommend using WordPress if your are just starting out and also downloading some html5 themes from the wordpress repository would certainly be a good start..

Getting your website indexed by google makes it even easier when u design with WordPress...plugins are available to make this process work for you..
Some example of plugins would include
1-Seo by yoast :to increase you search engine optimization
2- Google sitemap : to help provide google with relavant links to your website..
There are thousands of plugins available.
There is a tutorial to help you get started if your interested.
You can as well email me (charlesfisher506[at]yahoodotcom) if you want help with your entertainment website.
Tutorials here
http://aje.biz/wordpress-guide/

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