phpBB for your Forum

Written by admin on August 28th, 2010 in Phpbb reviews.
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What are the reasons for having a forum?

Forums give clients and future clients the chance to talk about topics between each other. They can ask questions or provide reviews while reading responses from additional people. This is very handy for the users and may alleviate the workload of your support and customer service staff.

In addition, it’s a great way to obtain free links for Search Engine Ranking.

Why select phpBB?

There is no charge. Licenses do not need to be purchased. phpBB is free to the public. Besides the program (source code) being unencrypted, the license allows you to alter it or add new code as desired. Note that to make more major alterations, you will need to possess or acquire some PHP expertise.

Setting up phpBB

It’s pretty straightforward to install the phpBB. Unless Fantastico is installed on the server by your website host, a little bit of familiarity is necessary for you to perform the initial installation. PhpBB can be automatically installed by Fantastico; after which a bit of configuration is needed before you can start your forum. If you prefer to do the installation yourself, you will need to grasp, or learn, how to change file and folder permissions; FTP; as well as the MySQL database setup process.

Personalize: Altering the look or functionality.

You have the option of altering or selecting a new theme for your phpBB forum. The majority of the authors do not charge a fee or request donations. If you are feeling confident, you can make your own or alter your current theme.

Assistance is readily available on the phpBB user forums. You can pay a programmer to make the desired changes. Qualified PHP programmers are not hard to locate and are cost effective — especially if you do not already have a working knowledge of PHP.

Stephen Grisham, Sr. is a copy writer for InfoServe Media, LLC. InfoServe Media is a Houston web design company and hosting company. Or if you just need a few changes to an existing site, InfoServe Media also offers website maintenance.

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