1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How To Create A Forum

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by agent01, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. agent01

    agent01 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    48
    I want to start my own forum (dont worry not for Bh shit) but i want to start a forum for a certain niche, i had a few questions if you guys dont mind answering

    How do i make one? ( i know this is general but i want to know where i need to go to make one)

    are they free, or do i have to pay to have a forum?

    where can i get templates?


    thanks
     
  2. simomura

    simomura Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    6
    Well ... I like Vbulletin and IPB. They are paid forums, but... well... we are members of a Blackhat SEO, maybe you dont want to pay it. You can get a nulled version of both.
     
  3. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    918
    There is a script by name PHPBB and it's free. Use it instead of using a nulled version. There are lot of free templates for PHPBB.
     
  4. LiamLC

    LiamLC Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    282
    Occupation:
    Student/Webmaster
    Location:
    UNTRACEABLE...
    Most hosts with CP give you Fantastico which has 2 good free forum softwares:

    1) SMF - simplemachines.org
    My favorite free forum platform. It's open sources, very expandable, and highly cutomizable.

    2) phpBB -phpbb.com
    also open source and customizable (and free) and one of the most popular forum platforms.

    You can also buy forum softwares:

    3) vBulletin - vbulletin.com
    Best forum in my opinion (BHW runs on it) It is pretty pricey though. You can get a nulled version but people won't take you as seriously and you don't get updates etc.

    4) IPB - invisionpower.com
    Very customizable and not so expensive. You should check it out it's a good platform.

    You can check out wowbb, yabb, and just google forum platforms. You really can't go wrong with any of the above 4.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Occupation:
    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Location:
    Moose Factory, ON
  6. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    18
    Simple machines forum works okay, PHPBB is a little more confusing to set-up and get cool plugins and stuff but is a little better quality than SMF. I had an SMF forum with 2k members last year (approx 100-150 uniques a day). I ended up deleting the forum because I was bored and didnt want to run it (stupidest mistake I ever made).

    I plan on re-creating another forum in the future and this time I would either use PHPBB or upgrade to invisionpower.

    The thing with Simple machines forum are the templates weren't very modern. Had to look around quite a bit for a decent looking template & I had approximately 10 bots sign up to my site each day and promote viagara and stuff. that wasn't very fun to deal with.

    Either way, both sites are fairly easy to create. If u need help, I may be able to help you out some.

    Good luck.
     
  7. winger

    winger Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    8
    I've used phpbb and vbulletin in the past.. both are quite good and have their pros and cons. phpbb is very customizable since it's open source, the community is resource-rich already. Vbulletin has a good community too, but you'd have to pay for it. :)

    My 2C: Go with phpbb
    Code:
    http://www.phpbb.com/
     
  8. JannuBl22t

    JannuBl22t Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    102
    I would suggest vB4 (vBulletin 4). I use it in all of my forums.. it's really awesome and has lot's of cool features. Only bad thing is that there aren't many good themes for that program. I have used it for 2-3 years now.