iWeb FAQ - Add a Forum or Discussionboard

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How can I have a forum/discussionboard or messageboard with iWeb? Something like vBulletin...

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There is no Forum, Message board or Discussion board in iWeb as you will notice...


What you would have to do is take a Forum like PhpBB’s which is great and I’ve been using for a long time.



Chapter 1: Using third-party services

Chapter 2: On your own hosting



Chapter 1: Using third-party services


If you don't want to upload a forum to your server or your server doesn't fit the requirements then you can open one for free on a free forumhost like the following ones:

http://www.forumfree.com

http://www.freeforums.org

Or any other you find searching on google


Then link it from your website or embedding them using an iFrame.


However these services are mostly full of advertising, unreliable and little customizable.


I would really recommend you to install the Forum on your own server. It’s not that expansive but much more reliable and much more customizable. If you don’t have a hosting yet or your hosting doesn’t fit the minimum requirements have a look at the Publishing and Hosting FAQ.



Chapter 2: On your own hosting


If you don’t have a hosting yet or your hosting doesn’t fit the minimum requirements have a look at the Publishing and Hosting FAQ.


You can read all you need to know about the installation process of PhpBB and how to use and customize your Forum at my other website PhpBBFAQ.org.


Once you installed your Forum I would recommend you to add a page to your iWeb for it. Then either link to it, use an iFrame to embed the Forum into the page or make a Redirect to it.


Installation of the PhpBB Forum is really easy.


Note: If you want to install a PhpBB Forum on HostExcellence read here.



See an example here



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