Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Build an Online Forum

Creating an online forum only takes a few minutes. While there are many options available for making premium and free forums, this article focuses on Freeboards, one of the oldest message board hosts on the internet. It offers plenty of space and unlimited bandwidth.

  1. Step 1

    Launch your web browser. Go to

  2. Step 2

    Click the Sign-up button located on the top of the home page.

  3. Step 3

    Create an Access Name for your forum. The Access Name will be included in the forum URL (eg,

  4. Step 4

    Input a forum title and select a category from the dropdown box. Select a username and insert a valid email address.

  5. Step 5

    Edit the contents of your forum. You can change colors and add sections and subsections if you are not satisfied with the default settings. You will be emailed the address and editing link of your forum to the email address given earlier.

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