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Create a forum with 123-reg and start building awesome communities online. You can choose between several apps like Simple Machines, phpBB, Eblah and Vanilla Forums.
Whether you're new to message boards or an experienced moderator, with forum software you can easily build your own community where people discuss and learn about topics they're passionate about.
Not only can you engage in interesting conversations with other people who share your passion but you might also have the opportunity to generate revenue from advertising when the community grows. No matter what your interests are, whether it's kayaking, skydiving or creating mobile apps, you'll probably find a lot of people who share your zeal.
You might even consider creating your own discussion board to get tips on starting a business online. Whatever topic you're passionate about and no matter what your technical skill level is, you are guaranteed to find an app that will help get your forum up and running quickly and hassle-free.
Some call them discussion forums but you can find them under different names, such as: forum boards, message boards, discussion boards and social communities.
Simply put, it's a discussion website where you and other web users engage in conversations by posting messages on a board. It's the perfect space for users with similar interests or professions to get together and discuss topics they're all interested in. It's a fantastic channel to help you foster interaction, interesting conversations and it can also help improve customer loyalty.
There are so many advantages. For example, some businesses can use it to increase staff productivity while others find it to be the perfect channel to communicate with their customers. Universities can use it to provide resources and support to students while sports fans can have their own space to discuss their favourite teams' performance.
With any hosting package from 123-reg, you get to install some great apps that you can use to build a forum. Once you get it online, you can start inviting friends and colleagues to browse around and start creating and discussing topics.
To make a forum, you can choose between six powerful apps that can help you get your message board up and running in a matter of minutes.
Vanilla Forums is an open source app that powers almost 800,000 sites. You get all the common features plus a couple of cool plugins that you can use to allow your users to login using their Facebook, Twitter, OpenID and Google Connect accounts.
phpBB is a bulletin board system that you can use to create web forums, build active communities and engage users in interesting discussions.
Simple Machines Forum is excellent software that helps you create a message board where users post messages, add events, participate in polls and much more. You can also customise the layout or add plugins to improve its functionality and create a better navigation experience for your users. Other features include great moderation tools for admins and assigned moderators, spell checker and anti-spam system.
bbPress is created and maintained by the same organisation that created WordPress which means it will integrate very easily with WordPress. It's small, light and easy to use.
Eblah Online Discussion Forum provides you with everything you need from multiple threads, planned events, topic reporting, thread rating and many more.
This app allows you to set up a guestbook for your site and use it, for example, to find out what visitors think about your site. It supports everything from emoticons, private posts, email notifications for new entries and replies, manual approval for new posts and more.
No matter your skills or experience, setting up your online discussion board is easy. Choose any 123-reg hosting package and you'll be able to install any of these apps in a matter of seconds. Then you can set up your own forum and start building a fantastic online community of people.
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