You have just made a blog in WordPress or already have a WordPress blog and have problems that are daunting to you as you are not a web designer. Where do you go first-The answer is WordPress support forums. After you are on the WordPress forum, you may ask your questions, simply but to get your question answered you need to follow some simple rules to make sure that you questions are answered. Search for you questions and make sure that if the question that you have has already been answered or not. Try and make some effort from your side, as the WordPress forums are busy, and after all, no one is getting paid. In case you are using the free WordPress.com service, please do not ask your question in the WordPress forums as these forums meant for the self-hosted blogs that use WordPress. Don’t ask the same question in different sections of the WordPress forums instead just post it one section that fits best to your question. Try and be as Precise with your questions content and … [Read more...] about How To Use WordPress Forums For WordPress Troubleshooting
To better interact and connect with the readers on your blog, it's always good to have a forum running on your blog. It provides a path for the readers to interact between themselves, thereby, we actually build a community of bloggers. Sounds good. Isn't it? But, how do I do this, that too on Blogger? Well, it's pretty simple! In this article, I'll guide you to embed a free forum on your blogger/blogspot blog. You may check out the screen shot below to preview the final output of the forum before we get started. 1. Create a new stand alone page on your blog. To do so, navigate to "Edit Posts >> Edit Pages" and hit the tab that says "New Page". Now, type a title for your page, say "Forum" and publish the page. You may leave the content part empty. Now, look out for the address bar. Just save the URL to a temporary text document, say Doc 1, which should probably look similar to the URL shown below. http://YOURDOMAINNAME.blogspot.com/p/forum.html 2.Next, you need to navigate to … [Read more...] about How To Add A Forum To Your Blogspot Blog?
As I mentioned above about integrating Forum with your WordPress blog, that I will be using a Stand-alone forum software to add a forum to ShoutMeLoud. Recently, I installed vBulletin V4 forum on ShoutMeLoud Sub-domain, but after using it for a while, It failed to impress me. More over, vBulletin is getting bad critics, and Xenforo comes out as a better alternative. So I dropped the idea of having vBulletin forum on Sub-domain, and decided to install XenForo forum on a stand-alone domain. (Shoutersland.com). In this guide I will share how you can install XENForo forum on your cPanel hosting, and few important configuration tips. In my case I’m using Bluehost Unlimited hosting to host XENForo forum. Best WordPress plugins to integrate forum with WordPress Blog A-Z guide of XenForo forum on Your Hosting Account: To get started with your own forum, you need two things: One hosting account: I recommend Bluehost, and with this link you can get it for cheapest possible … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Install & Configure XenForo Forum Software
I’m only spending about 10 minutes a day on discussion forums, but from this little effort, I have successfully managed to drive traffic from forums every single day to my blog. It’s all because I have a plan, and I stick to it. It’s about adding quality content, but it’s also about 10 different things. I’m active In order to get traffic from discussion forums you should be present and publish something at least a few times a week. The more active you are, the more traffic you’ll get. I publish something 3 times a day, every single day. I use the signature I have a link in my signature. The most traffic to my blog (from discussion forums) comes from people clicking on this link. I always add a link to a blog post related to the discussion forum. For instance, I’ve had great success with are discussion forums just a waste of time? I start new threads It’s important that you connect with other people and join the discussions, but … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Drive Traffic From Forums To Your Blog?
Forums are one of the easiest way to form a community around anything. Forums gives a place for members of community to talk and discus about topics, that are interested in. Recently, I moved ShoutMeLoud to WPEngine managed WordPress hosting, and one major reason was to add new features like Forums, membership access and few other stuff, which I have planned for long. From last couple of hours, I was researching on best forum plugins for WordPress, and found few options, which will quickly integrate forum into your existing WordPress blog. Here are some of the most suggested options: MingleForum bbPress SimplePress There were few more options, but I’m discarding them as they are not updated for a long period. Out of all these plugins, SimplePress is featured rich, and MinglePress is one of the easiest option out there. Since my target for forum is to give a place for Shouters to ask questions, and where other members and me can quickly answer people queries. After looking upon … [Read more...] about How to Integrate Forum into WordPress with MingleForum Plugin
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