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How to Create a Forum in Weebly

 

If you are planning to use forum in weebly, consider Nabble or Lefora forums that lets you embed the forum in weebly using custom-html element. Read this carefully if you are looking to use the built-in forum for weebly. The provided Tal.Ki forum element is an ‘Integration of third party forum Tal.Ki’ into weebly. What you get with the forum is the limited version of Tal.Ki even if you are a weebly-pro customer. Number of sub-forums is limited to 5. Number of topics is limited to 15. Only the latest 15 topics will be displayed. If you need more than that, you will have to upgrade with Tal.Ki which costs atleast $5/month extra. Instead use Nabble Forums or Lefora Forums. You can embed both of them into your pages. Their embed is as good as or better than Tal.Ki.

The Tal.ki forum element provided should be viewed as integration of Tal.Ki to make it easy for Tal.Ki subscribers who want to use it in their weebly site.

If you really need a good forum, you will need to venture out for alternate choices. Also note that migrating content from Tal.Ki forum to some thing else might not be possible. Check Tal.Ki pricing before taking the plunge.

Including it as a normal drag-and-drop element gives the opinion as though it is free to use. It should instead have been put in a separate third party plugins page indicating that special conditions/restrictions from the provider apply.

If you are ok with 5 sub-forums and 15 topics, then you can install the forum. Weebly has a good documentation about forum usage at http://kb.weebly.com/create-forum.html

 
Raju Nunna

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Raju Nunna is the Founder of "Weebly Forums"

7 Responses to “How to Create a Forum in Weebly”

  1. Is it possible to use phpBB forum on weebly site ?

     
    • Andy
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    • You can not use phpBB or similar forums on weebly. For phpBB, you will need to install the software which is not allowed in weebly. You can use forums like nabble.com or tal.ki, using custom-html element.

       
      • Raju
  2. I’m trying to figure out how to embed Lefora on Weebly…can you provide steps…I’m finding it difficult to find info on how to accomplish this.

     
    • Anonymous
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    • Lefora seem to have disabled the option of embedding their forums in websites. The iframe option could have issues with InternetExplorer.

       
      • Raju Nunna
      • Raju Nunna
  3. I cant figure out where to get the embed code for nabble to use in my class website.

     
  4. Hi Raju. I checked out Nabble and it looks good…then I saw the advert comment. I have a client who wants a membership site (to protect certain pages) which will contain a forum for vulnerable adults who will access these pages. They won’t want adverts being placed on the foum pages. Is this why Nabble is free – are adverts forced onto forum pages?

     
    • May be. A lot of free services (including wordpress.com) show advertisements. Some do it aggressively while others do not. Even if some one does not show ads now, they may change the policy down the road. If your client absolutely does not want to see advertisements, either they will have to go for a paid option or host it themselves with phpBB etc.

       
      • Raju Nunna
      • Raju Nunna

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