In my earlier guide I shared how you can host sub-domain on another hosting, and in this guide I will be giving you complete walkthrough of vBulletin installation. I heard some bad reviews about vBulletin V5, so I decided to install vBulletinV4. I have already discussed various forum option for any blogger over here. After looking at all the options and reviews, I decided to opt vBulletin as my forum software. Since, I never had any experience with forums before, I will be sharing all my finding and learning over here. If you wanted to integrate a forum with your blog, this is the post for you. Note: I have decided not to use vBulletin forum and instead to use XenForo forum. You can read about Xenforo and installation process here. vBulletin is a commercial forum software, and you need to buy a license. I recommend you to take advantage of trial demo, and if it suits your need, you should consider spending $249 to buy a license. Now, if you have purchased the license, login to your … [Read more...] about How To Install vBulletin Forum on Your Domain
Blogging is a platform to share self-experience and expressing new ideas to your readers. Blogging can be a big platform for personal identity and to share tech surroundings. In blogging, we help other people to follow our tips and to get the success without tested ideas. You must be aware that there is a much bigger platform than blogging that is called as Forum. Forums are as much older as blogging is, but they have more users online at a time and helping each other than blogging sites. One major difference between Blog and forum is community building. Forums are solely run by users, whereas a Blog is run by an individual and if you manage to get yourself a top member rank in popular Internet marketing forums, you will see many advantages which includes: Traffic, Backlinks, Branding and exposure. I was in big dilemma before I joined few Internet marketing forums that whether they are going to help me, whether they are going to work for me, will I will be able to create my identity … [Read more...] about Why I Joined Internet Marketing Forums & Why you Should Too?
Forums are very useful for a niche blog to form a community around the blog. It become a space for everyone to talk, and once as an admin you succeed in creating an active forum, you can easily leave it on users, as a good forum is mostly community driven. Your role would be to moderate the forum, and keep it clean from spam and other nonsense. From long I have planned to integrate forum on ShoutMeLoud, and in the past I also integrated one Q&A forum, which was good but it lacked many features like: Proper structuring of post It was hard to navigate And over all, it failed to create the community due to bad structure. From last one month, I have researched on different ways to integrate a forum with WordPress blog, and found many solutions. In this article, I will discus some of the most common available options for forum integration with a WordPress blog, and in future post I will share more on my finding. I will discus some of the grey areas of integrating a forum using … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Forum Plugins & Important Advice
Having a discussion forum on your WordPress blog will help you to create a community around your blog. There are many ways by which you can add a discussion forum on your blog. If you don’t want to spend your time learning another forum software such as Xenforo, VBulletin or any other, it’s best to use WordPress plugin which let you achieve the same. Today, I will be sharing a detailed guide on how to integrate a discussion or Q&A forum in WordPress using free DW Question & Answer WordPress plugin. This is a feature rich plugin which offers almost all the features which you need for your Q&A forum. I am an engineer and currently working as a freelancer and It was very comman to hear from most of my clients is, Is there any free plugin to start a Question and answer forum? and After a clear research on web I found a fantastic plugin namely DW-Question-&-Answer I used DW-Question-&-Answer plugin on many of my clients’ blogs and also got good … [Read more...] about How To Create Discussion Forum in WordPress With Plugin
We have already covered few topics on promoting a blog via forum. Few of them is how to promote your blog via forum, list of dofollow forums and 5 ways to drive traffic to your blog. Forums are a somewhat labor intensive but highly effective way to increase traffic and bring engaged visitors to your website or blog. While search traffic is more likely to click ads, forum traffic will leave you comments and buy your products. However if you go about using forums wrong, you will do more harm than good to your site. Not all forums are created equal. Some are small highly targeted affairs while others are large forums with very broad topics. Some forums are pro-business and welcome a little self promotion (Warrior Forums is a good example) while other forums are communistic affairs that boot anyone who even breaths about their business online. You will be making a serious commitment to any forum you plan to use for promotion, so shop like you would for a long term girlfriend/boyfriend. … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Promote Your Site Via Forum