Tutorial Setting up a Free Forum

Discussion in 'Webmaster Tutorials and Resources' started by duyen, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    Setting Up a Free Forum

    This will teach you how to make your own free forum, with no ads in just a half hour! The forum software will be phpBB3. For an example of a phpBB3 forum visit http://rodead.com

    phpBB3 is open source, meaning that you can edit the forum code.

    Step 1:
    Sign up for an ad free x10hosting account (note: it dosen't have to be x10hosting but I strongly recommend x10hosting, the details are the bottom.) (http://x10hosting.com).
    Step 2:
    Once it's confirmed and all that download phpBB3, you can go to the next step while it's downloading. (http://phpbb.com).
    Step 3:
    Watch this tutorial to install it. If you do not understand anything just please contact me.
    Step 4:
    Your done and you have your free forum set up. (Wow, wasn't that easy?)

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    Getting a .co.nr Domain For Your Forum:

    You can get a forum domain like www.myforum.co.nr free of charge.

    The catch is that you have to put this code on your website:

    PHP:
    <a href="http://www.freedomain.co.nr/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.freedomain.co.nr/images/bars/anima.gif" width="88" height="31" border="0" alt="Free Domain Name - www.YOU.co.nr!"></a>
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    INFO ABOUT X10HOSTING:

    -400mb Disk Space
    -You can have up to 3 mySQL databases.
    -Supports PHP, Perl and Ruby
    -Fantastico De Luxe
    -No Ads at all (unless you sign up for the ad enhanced account.)
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    Getting a Toplevel Domain For Your Forum (costs money)

    If you want a .com, .org, .net, .biz, or .info I recommend http://www.domainredirect.com/, it costs $10's a year (€6.4239 or ?5.0624)


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    I will shortly do a tutorial on the phpBB admin panel.

    Please rate!
     
  2. Oninuva

    Oninuva You can change this now in User CP.

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    Why do you keep linking to that strange site..
     
  3. PureOwnage

    PureOwnage Minecraft Server OP, Inactive.

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    Just get a ipbfree board.
     
  4. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    Can't edit source code ftw? No rep mods ftw?

    You can add any feature iBPfree has in phpBB and more. Now if you got an Invision Power Board, that's a different story but it costs money, but if your gonna pay, get vBulletin.

    >Why do you keep linking to that strange site..

    WHAT STRANGE SITE?
     
  5. AceHart

    AceHart Your Friendly Neighborhood Admin

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    Seems like this section too needs a graveyard.
     
  6. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    uh, your nice?
     
  7. Cheesy

    Cheesy some fucker

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  8. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    I've never linked to that before but that was some random example I came up with as a domain.
     

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