Forums Possible with iWeb on a Host other than .Mac?

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macrumors newbie
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I'd like to create a forum for my new business website and am debating whether to use iWeb, Rapidweaver or Sandvox. Can you create a forum (not just a blog with comments) for a site you created with iWeb? or would I be forced to use another easy website building program such as Rapidweaver or Sandvox? Does anyone have a preference for any of these programs?

Thanks!
 

ChrisWB

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Dec 28, 2004
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None of the programs you mentioned are capable of setting up a discussion forum. Look at programs such as Vanilla, PunBB, PhpBB, and Simple Machine Forums (SMF).
 

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macrumors newbie
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Further Forum Help

I can use those programs in conjunction with a site I create in Rapidweaver or Sandvox, right? Can I do the same with iWeb?
 

Fleetwood Mac

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I can use those programs in conjunction with a site I create in Rapidweaver or Sandvox, right? Can I do the same with iWeb?
Certainly. Just upload your forum script to /forums and install it there. Be careful not to overwrite or delete it when updating your site.

Also, check out MyBB. Its awesome software.
 

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macrumors newbie
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Another Question

How difficult is it to make the forums look like the other pages in a site? Can you input the script within a theme? (You'll have to excuse me - I barely know what I'm talking about here.)

Thanks!
 

Fleetwood Mac

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How difficult is it to make the forums look like the other pages in a site? Can you input the script within a theme? (You'll have to excuse me - I barely know what I'm talking about here.)
Thanks!
You'll have to create a skin for your forums. This is can be quite difficult the first time, but once you have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS its actually quite a simple procedure.

If creating a skin isn't an option, most forum software has some repository of styles available for download and use. You could find that looks like or compliments your site and use that.