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Build a forum on your WordPress site

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 by Servage

Many webmasters are using WordPress to manage their websites, and it includes many great features out of the box. It’s amazing as a blogging-engine, and highly customizable to use for other and more advanced purposes. Furthermore you can easily create and change design. Since WordPress is open-source and highly adopted by the web-world, it’s easy to get started and work with in the long run.

You can even install WordPress with the Autoinstaller in the Servage Control Panel.

Extending with Plugins

You can easily extend your WordPress installation with plugins. Many free and great plugins for various purposes are available. This article is the first in a series of articles describing some very popular and useful plugins that can enhance your website greatly. They are easy to install via the WordPress interface or by simple FTP upload to your webspace. Most plugins even come with extensive customization possibilities and settings to change.

Forum Plugin bbPress

If you’re running a website where user feedback is important, you may use the standard WordPress commenting system. However, using a forum might be a better choice, if you really want the discussions going. Have a look at bbPress, which offers exactly that: “Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated and always got your server hacked? bbPress is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed. We’re keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system. What does all that mean? bbPress is lean, mean, and ready to take on any job you throw at it.”

 

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