i have a site with wordpress installed already. now i want to run a forum like this
i can simple create a folder, install the forum software. but should i use the mysql database that is already there for the blog (wordpress) or should i create a separate database for forum?
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I'd recommend creating a new database for the forum. I don't think you have to create a new sql subdomain for the database, but I know others who do like to do this.
You should also consider putting your forum in a subdomain like forum.yourdomain.tld. It's a pretty common pattern and somehow seems very "clean" and separates out all the forum software into a completely separate web directory.
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can you tell me the procedure to do so.
You mean for installing your forum in a subdomain? Or just the creating a new database?
lensman thanks. it worked.
Fantastic! Apologies for being slightly slow on the replies, but I had to put my computer back together tonight!
Which way did you go? the /forum route or the subdomain?
its actually http://forums.meevy.com. i did as you said.
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