Possible to create a website + forum

(MMM) #1

Hi all,

I was thinking to use rapid weaver only is it possible to make a website with a forum? Like Wordpress or mybb etc…?

Thank you a lot.

(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #2

Only way with a stack (that I know of) is this one by Stacks4stacks

(Bob Afifi) #3

I’m not seeing any free versions of the forum that this stack uses as described in the documentation:

(Rob Beattie) #4

Maybe something like this would do the trick? https://www.phpjabbers.com/php-forum-script/

(Andrew Tavernor) #5

The forum part of Muut is free. If you sign up for the trial and don’t upgrade at the end of it (no action needed) then you just revert to the free forum only account.

(Mathew Mitchell) #6

You may end up liking Muut, but I find it a complete disaster. Almost impossible to follow threads or do meaningful searches. It’s a super simple forum. If you only have occasional discussions then it may be fine. I know a couple of developers who use it for their products and … well … there’s simply nothing nice to say about the experience. But if you like it then use it.

I’m not really sure what your needs are. With almost all forum software you can include a link in the header back to your website, and visa versa. That’s probably the simplest way to go and then you can have a “proper” forum coordinated with your website. It also opens up a lot of options for you.

(Andrew Tavernor) #7

actually - looks like they have abolished the free account a couple of weeks ago. Sorry for misleading.

(MMM) #8

unfortunately everything has a price. It would be nice if there were more free themes.

(Tomas Jakobs) #9

I am in favor of esotalk or its successor flarum (still in beta yet). It’s free, installable on prem, has a documented API and it is Open-Source. I am not fit in making addons for RW but if an addon developer would create something like stacks4stacks did with moot - this would be a great job!