Making a website forum is a fantastic idea to drive traffic to your website. Your website becomes a destination page meaning that people will visit it often to gather information. This also helps because you build credibility with your audience.
There are quite a few different options for making a website forum. Many of the options are free while other options come with a fee but it allows you to customize the forum a lot better. I'll cover quite a few of these options below.
An online forum is a web based community of users where they can gather to discuss any topic that you can think of. Forums grow as the community of users grow and add content to the forum.
This is generally accomplished by subscribing to a forum and from there they can research topics, as questions or simply reply to another person's question. They are a great way to build credibility by focusing your forum on a topic specifically related to your website.
If you are also looking to start your forum site then you need a forum software or script. Here is the 5 most popular forum scripts in PHP.
1. vBulletin: Undoubted vBulletin is the best forum software. With its years of experience and great support has made it the best forum software.
2. Invision Power Board: Another popular paid forum software. When ever vBulletin is compared it is compared to Invision Power Board.
3. phpBB: If you are looking for free forum script then you may end your search at phpBB. phpBB is one of the most popular free forum script.
4. Simple Machines Forum: Another popular free forum script. SMF great feature is its integration with other popular script.
5. bbPress: bbPress If you are known to WordPress then you must know bbPress by creator of WordPress.
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