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How to start a Forum?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by CyberMats, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. CyberMats

    CyberMats Newbie

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    Hello I want to start a Forum. I'm looking for a nice Software that has good and a lot of Plugins but they are so expensive anyone knows a cheaper variant under 50$?
     
  2. Veil123

    Veil123 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    phpBB is free and open source forum software. A lot of people and companies use it and it has a decent support from developers from all over the world.
     
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  3. Steven McStevenson

    Steven McStevenson Newbie

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    Starting a forum today is not a good idea. Forums are dying and new generations don't even understand what a forum is. All you could do is get some people that are already using some forums but what would your forum have that others don't?
     
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  4. CyberMats

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    What are they using instead of forums and the theme is specified
     
  5. ddo88

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    mybb is also free and open sourced forum software. WordPress also has their own forums
     
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  6. PaulRD

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    I did downloaded the nulled version of Xenforo from pretty much known community. Did not try installing it, but the vibe was not so bad, will definitely install it somedays later.
     
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  7. Area 51 Man

    Area 51 Man Power Member

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    Hi bud! Are you asking to be a BHW rival? Lul. Btw i'm joking, start a forum in 2019 it's very difficult... just not to say impossible. In the same way I wish you good luck.

    Best regards.
     
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  8. tubeboost

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    It's better to start a channel on YT or social messenger .
     
  9. flundererboy

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    phpBB is best for you. you may learn it to see youtube videos. its free and you can customize it as per your need.
     
  10. CyberMats

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    I want to start a porn a like Community :/
     
  11. DropshipDave

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    I started a forum in 2017, I use Xenforo. What people say is true. At first it is hard, until you get going. You have to post a lot of content yourself, now after 2 years I have 15k members who are fairly active and the site is growing and more than pays for itself each month. So it is possible.

    If you are going to start you should try and start with decent forum software, Xenforo or Invision Community are very good. You can get nulled clean versions from some sites.
     
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  12. Edgar 1809

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  13. HustleTong

    HustleTong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice question to be asked in a forum:D. Pphbb may help
     
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  14. Naijalife

    Naijalife Regular Member

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    Starting a forum myself soon I'm looking into phpbb
     
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    Then you got WordPress with BuddyPress.

    In order to start a forum you gotta know a lot about the systems, aswell as some content and a reason to make people sign up to your forum. Porn could be good, just careful of DMCA and that.
     
  16. flprocess

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    Just a fair warning about Nulled scripts - they most probably have back doors, so be careful. Anyway I recommend phpBB, easy to use and has lots of mods & themes.
     
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  17. Cycl0ne

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    MYBB is best selection for free forum software sir.
     
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    MyBB is the best free forum product out there, It has a bunch of free themes and plugins that you can use to set up a decent site.
     
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    You could use Flarum! Its free, open source and fresh forum software with a modern look and functionality!