How easy is it to create forums on a website ?

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Hi All,

I have had a client ask me the following :

"Can you build a forum into a website? It needs to match members to a database and automatically give them members rates to purchases"

What I understand is......1. Need a webstore that is accessible to registered customers only 2. how is the member registration info be stored ? 3. Can this info been sent to a linked CRM application?
4. Can we integrate a forum for member participation?

I build sites for clients using Weebly and have also some knowledge of a wide range of online platforms. My question is how easy would it be to teach myself how to do this for a client ? Secondly if the learning curve would be to much if I have no knowledge at all of how to do this does anyone know someone who could or the correct path to making this happen.

Thanks in advance

Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author superjohn5566
    You can easily install any free forum script like
    PHPBB, SMF, BBPRESS, Vanila etc
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Thompson
      Will most easy to install forum scripts include the following capability:

      It needs to match members to a database and automatically give them members rates to purchases"

      The client wants forum members who join then to be able to purchase from an e-store also attached to the site at a discounted rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonharry
    PHPBB is best for forum. You can use it. For more info about forum website, you can contact at skype ID: imransohel9
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesdavis
    You Can installed in a required website like portal and huge applications. For installing it you need to purchase paid version otherwise it will crashed in huge Data base(when members and posting threads extends)..Be Cure..
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily watson
    Yes PHPBB, SMF and BBPRESS forum scripts are very easy to install and customize.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahsumon2000
    I think PHPBB is the best. You may try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dario2
    There are alot of forum scripts, it's basically plug&play if you use cPanel it's even easier to install
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Thompson
    How would you install into a Weebly website or is this not possible ?
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by Peter Thompson View Post

      How would you install into a Weebly website or is this not possible ?
      That would be the first question of importance here!

      Can you install some outsiders PHP/MySQL scripts on the Weebly platform? I doubt it, I think they have their own app only that can be installed on their platform.

      Many have mentioned some forum popular scripts but none of these alone would bring a solution to your request. I doubt anyway that you could do what is asked by your client on the weebly platform. If you were on the WordPress platform that would be another story. you could use Woocommerce with some specific plugins with BBPress and Buddypress to do the magic.
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