This post takes you step by step through the process of adding a forum to WordPress. It’s a simple process to get up and running – in fact, it only takes one click to install a working WordPress forum. We’ll then look at some more advanced options. Not just another list I’ve tried to avoid writing a blog post that turns into just another list of plugins copied from the WordPress directory (like some blog posts I could name). Instead, we’ll look at forums in general before focusing on guidance for installing and configuring a single plugin. Some sites will post articles about the “best” forum plugin for WordPress but that seems to be a very subjective viewpoint and a plugin that meets the needs of one person might not be right for another. I’ve concentrated on the Discussion Board plugin and just added a brief list of alternative WordPress forum plugins here as extra bonus content at the end. But before all that, let’s take a look at the many reasons to have a forum on your website. What is a forum? A forum, in ancient Rome, was a kind of marketplace – just somewhere that people met. A forum today serves much the same purpose
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