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creating a forum. no clue

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Long time ago i used to be able to write simple html codes to make websites and such though it was at novice level. Time has passed and i have forgotten everything, and tried to do something new, creating a forum.
Shameful i must say and i purchased both domain and hosting from godaddy and installed simple machines right from the host site.
Everything i read seems to indicate once it's installed and if i go to the website where it's installed i should be able to access the forum and CP. am i missing something and should i be writing codes to access forum similar to linking pictures or videos?
i would really appreciate help. Not having done this in a long time doesnt help either.
post #2 of 6
You can create one for free using a simple HTML site builder like Webs.
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post #3 of 6
if you installed it then to to the url of the directory you put it in...
most likely "/forum" after the domain name.
Then it should give you a configuration page or something like that.
I have installed smf in the past, just not recently
post #4 of 6
No, its got its own cms, and everything is setup. All you need to do is setup a mysql database and connect the forum to it.

No coding required unless you want to change the skin or create a mod, but I highly doubt you will be able to do that if you don't know any php.
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yea my forum's been installed to asdfadf.com/forums or something through the hosting site, which is automated. when i go there it leads me to a webpage with name of my website/forum on it but no actual foroum. maybe i need to figure out how to delete that page.
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thanks everyone. got it working. just had to change the A directory or some sorts. phew. once i graduate i'll start studying computer stuff and languages again. reps to everyone
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