How To Add A Forum

In this four part tutorial we are going to learn how to add a forum to our website. First we need to download our forum, you can do that by clicking here. The forum we will be using is the Simple Machine Forum (SMF). We will also need to download am ftp client, we shall use filezilla for this tutorial you can download it for free here. Once we have download both of our products we need to get started by setting up a MYSQL database. I am going to use Godaddy for this because that is the hosting that I use. If you do not use Godaddy Hosting then all you need to do is check your hosting for a MYSQL database. Watch the tutorial below on how to do all of this

Part 1

Part 2

In this second part we are going to upload our files to our hosting via ftp. We will need to chmod out some folders but i explain which ones in the tutorial.

Part 3

In this third part we are going to change our look of our forum to something a bit more sexy. SMF has so many themes available that we can change it to any look that we want. Here is the link direct to the themes page themes. Watch the tutorial below on how to add the theme to your forum.

Part 4

In this final part we are going to learn how to add a categories and topics inside of the forum. this is so simple your granny could do it. Let me know if you get any problems

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