Adding a Forum in Joomla

An internet Forum is a discussion area on a website. Forums are a good way to keep your website interactive and interesting for regular visitors, since will allow them to share ideas or meet with other people. In this article I will show you how to add a forum in Joomla.

  1. Download Kunena Extension and Kunena Discussion Plugin. This is one of the most popular and reliable forum plugins for Joomla. Extension available for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.
  2. Log into Joomla as an Administrator. Go to menu “Extensions -> Extension Manager”: joomla extension manager menu
  3. Upload and install the plugin and the extension: uploading kunenakunena extension installedkunena installed discuss
  4. Go to menu “Extensions -> Plugin Manager” and enable Kunena Plugin: enabling kunena joomla
  5. Finally create the Forum page. Go to menu “Menus -> Kunena Menu -> Add New Menu Item”: adding kunena menu joomla
  6. In the Kunena New Menu Item Page, select a Menu Item Type. Select “Homepage”:kunena forum select menu type
  7. Add a title and also the position for the new menu and save your changes: kunena create menu joomla
  8. And that’s it! You will see the link to where you can see your new forum: joomla forum menu linkJoomla forum page

This concludes Adding a Forum in Joomla.

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