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    How would you make a forum for your website. like the how the linuxforum is or some other forum. Do you need special html coding or something else? Please help

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    If you look at the bottom of just about every forum on the internet, you'll find out what it's powered by and where to get it.
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    You could always use phpBB (what this forum is powered by) or look around for some others.

    If you wanted to code your own, you would have to learn a server-side scripting language like PHP, ASP or JSP (there are probably more). I would go with PHP as it is powerful, relatively easy and there is alot of help for it on the net.

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    Well is PHP free, can you use a simple text editor with it?

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    PHP is free. You can find it here: http://www.php.net/. You do have to set up a web server on your computer to use it or you could upload it to a server that has PHP on it.

    Yes, you can use any text editor, just remember to save it as extension '.php'.

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    Thanks I really needed know this kinda of stuff

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    Anytime, that is what we are here for.

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