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How To Build a Forum?

I was hoping to run across some good suggestions or at best, a good foundational approach on how to build a forum.

This forum would function similar to how Treehouse and many many other sites put forums to use: To 'abllitize' their community, whom are already using the core site, connect with each other as well as with core site staff in an effort to enhance their experience with that site and the industry it's providing services for.

Any suggestion(s) would be immensely appreciated. A Treehouse video or small crash course "would be" rad.

Thanks fellow Treehouser's.

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

That's a really hard question to answer definitively. In fact, it's impossible to do so since the answer would be different with every language and every framework within that language.

That said, a forum's construct is fairly simple. It has threads and threads have replies. I suppose threads could belong to some sort of board idea, so you could have threads about Topic A but now show threads about Topic B.

I guess my suggestion is to find a language you love, if you haven't already, learn it and find a good web framework within that language. Learn that and then build yourself a forum. We're all more than happy to help answer any specific questions you come up with, too.