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wordpress blog with a forum

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by bpenn34, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. bpenn34

    bpenn34 Junior Member

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    I am trying to figure out how to add a forum to my wordpress site. Any help would be appreciated :) I tried searching for some post but couldnt find anything.
     
  2. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Hey bpenn24,

    I've been using this plugin...

    It's very simple to use and it's free.
    I hope this helps.
    Code:
    http://anonym.to?http://wpmingle.com/
     
  3. makinbuckz

    makinbuckz Junior Member

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    that plugin looks like it's for a social site, and not a forum. yes?
     
  4. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Yes, I believe so, but people who sign up can post questions and other can answer the thread. There's also SMF but I'm not that savvy in installing scripts so I'm using this.

     
  5. biteablegravy

    biteablegravy Registered Member

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    You could make a subdomain with a forum and tie it in with your main site. Should give you some nice link juice too if it takes off.
     
  6. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    yeah just us wp buddy on a sub domain
     
  7. linkrumor

    linkrumor Newbie

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    In reality there's an overlap between forum and social network -- psychology is similar -- people want to show themselves, and connect with others. Suggestion: think thru your strategy before you select the platform. BTW, this is not WP but I switched from a pure forum platform to Ning and turned off most of the non-forum components. Very clean & friendly site and of course can be linked from your WP.
     
  8. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    Wordpress has forum software that is free.

    www.bbpress.org
     
  9. senior

    senior Regular Member

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    if you install buddypress they also have a bridge plugin to work with bbpress. Really easy to do in your admin dashboard with a few searches.