9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2007 12:58 AM by Deaf Web Designer

    Create forum in application

    bernie_nmsu
      I'm looking to create a forum for the members of my site. I search for forum extensions and did not find any. I see the acordian component in flash could be a possible solution. I'm looking for help from someone who has experience making a forum or point me to a good tutorial.

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Create forum in application
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          "bernie_nmsu" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I'm looking to create a forum for the members of my site. I search for
          > forum
          > extensions and did not find any. I see the acordian component in flash
          > could
          > be a possible solution. I'm looking for help from someone who has
          > experience
          > making a forum or point me to a good tutorial.

          On the server where you're going to host the site, what technology is
          supported - ASP? PHP? ColdFusion?

          There are free scripts for each of these that aren't hard to install, but
          you'll need to "get your hands dirty", doing things like dealing with
          databases and setting permissions on folders. If you pick a script that at
          least somebody you know is familiar with (maybe somebody here), hopefully
          they can help you through it.


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          • 2. Re: Create forum in application
            Level 7
            almost everyone goes with a pre-packaged script for forums. An actively
            developed script has the community behind it to offer almost all the
            features you'd need and keep on top of security threats.

            What scripting language and what unusual features might you need?

            --
            Alan
            Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

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            • 3. Re: Create forum in application
              bregent Most Valuable Participant
              Just go with one of the popular forums for whatever scripting platform you are using. phpBB is good for php and Snitz for ASP.
              • 4. Re: Create forum in application
                bernie_nmsu Level 1
                Thank you all for the information. I have an application right now that uses Snitz and I'd like to be able to customize the forums. I have admin rights to database and folders. I tried looking for scripts but with no luck.
                • 5. Re: Create forum in application
                  Level 7
                  > I tried looking for scripts but with no luck.

                  Sound like you weren't really sure what you were looking for. Hard to find
                  an answer if you don't know what the question is :-)

                  Is the site hosted on a Windows server? (therefore running ASP or ASP.NET)

                  Can you provide a link to the site?

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                  John Waller


                  • 6. Re: Create forum in application
                    Level 7
                    On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:33:10 +0000 (UTC), "bernie_nmsu"
                    <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                    >Thank you all for the information. I have an application right now that uses
                    >Snitz and I'd like to be able to customize the forums. I have admin rights to
                    >database and folders. I tried looking for scripts but with no luck.

                    I doubt you will find any scripts to customize a forum, but if you
                    want to use Snitz (or any other forum app), the first place to look
                    for answers is their website forum.
                    • 7. Re: Create forum in application
                      Level 7

                      "bernie_nmsu" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > Thank you all for the information. I have an application right now that
                      > uses
                      > Snitz and I'd like to be able to customize the forums. I have admin
                      > rights to
                      > database and folders. I tried looking for scripts but with no luck.

                      How much/what kind of customization? You can usually customize them at least
                      somewhat.


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                      • 8. Re: Create forum in application
                        Level 7


                        > I have an application right now that uses
                        > Snitz and I'd like to be able to customize the forums.

                        well, what exactly do you mean by 'customize the forums'?

                        change the look of the pages?
                        Look that info up in the snitz documentation and the developer's website and
                        forum.

                        add functionality? Start at the same places.

                        --
                        Alan
                        Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

                        http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/



                        • 9. Re: Create forum in application
                          Level 1
                          Berine,

                          If I were in your shoe, with limited knowledge of working with data-driven website, I'd rather to hire talented database developer to work with, the better off it is. Just because there are LOT of factors involved. And very time consuming if you are not experienced coder, particularly with data-driven websites.

                          Please take other participants' advice and suggestion. Do a thorough research, and get yourself a couple of good books on datadriven websites. That is to say, it is very complicated stuff.

                          Good luck!