How to create a forum?
A forum is a web application that is usedfor the organization of communication between users of the Internet. The forum can be executed in the form of an independent website or as an attachment to a full-fledged site on a particular topic.
Before thinking about creating a forum, youshould clearly understand why this application is needed. Of course, the functions of the forum will vary, depending on whether the forum is part of the site or an independent website.
If the forum is only part of the site, then itsthe main purpose is to solve user problems, conduct consultations, receive feedback as a result of the introduction of a particular product or service.
If you create a forum asan independent Internet resource, it will be called upon to gather some community of people who are interested in communicating on some very specific topics. As a rule, the creators of such resources tend to earn in the forum on placement of narrow-volume advertising.
Ways to create a forum
Forum - this is a fairly common form of organization of communication on the Internet. That's why there are a number of ways to create your own forum for free:
- One of the easiest ways to create a forum onsite is to use some free service. In the Internet they are presented in large numbers. A little more about these services you can learn in the last part of this article.
- Another way to create your own forumis suitable, to a greater extent, for those who have skills in working with CMS. CMS is a special information system that is designed to create, edit and manage web content. With its help, entire sites are created, including, together with forums. To date, there is a huge number of all kinds of CMS. And in order to make a forum through it, you should use plugins or components. Example component: Agora Forum 3.0.10 Russian. This component can be downloaded online for free and in Russian.
- You can also use video tutorials on thistopic, which are in sufficient numbers laid out, for example, on Youtube. Among them you will find very detailed and quality step-by-step instructions that will help create your forum completely free.
After listing the main free wayscreation of forums it is worth noting that it is perfectly permissible to order a ready forum from a company that specializes in Internet technologies. Moreover, such a company can offer to do search engine optimization of the site, i.e. take steps to increase the popularity of your resource.
Creating a forum with a free service
As a rule, the algorithms for creatingForum roughly coincide on various free services. And in this article we will briefly consider how to create a forum on the free service Forum2x2.ru. This resource takes a leading position among similar services.
- For starters, we go through the registration process, it will only take a few minutes.
- We press the button "Create a forum". You should know that each user can create an unlimited number of forums on this resource. So you can experiment and not be afraid to make a mistake. The only nuance is that each forum is "tied" to a separate e-mail address.
- In the next step, select the style. It can be changed in the process.
- We fill in a small form, which includes the name of the forum, its Internet address.
- Once you have filled out all the required fieldsform and confirmed their wording, you can see your own forum on the Internet. It will be placed on a free subdomain that will provide you with the Forum2x2 service.
- Now go to the settings of your forum. To do this, open the "Administrator's Panel". We begin with the structuring of the forum: we designate the main categories, subcategories and sub-forums. Immediately we think about what modules will be useful to us. For example, you can add a separate information page to the forum, etc. Do not forget to decorate your forum nicely.
If you think that such a form as a forum is notfully meets your needs, you can try to create a website yourself. To do this, check out our article: How to create a website yourself for free in 5 minutes.