How to Create Free Weebly Forum Site?
What are the Forum Options in Weebly?
Forum is a simple and free tool allows the visitors to interact with both you and other visitors. Generally forums are used to discuss a particular topic in detail. Weebly offers built in forum provided by the third party Tal.ki. If you want to use another forum, you can embed the same using embed code element. There are free forum providers like Nabble and Lefora offer embeddable forum codes with more features for free than Tal.ki.
How to add Tal.ki Forum in Weebly Site?
Follow the below steps to add a forum to your site:
- Login to your Weebly account.
- Select the site in which you want to add a forum.
- In Weebly editor under “Build” tab, click on “More” category.
- Drag and drop “Forums” element to your content area.
That’s it!!! Now forum is enabled in your Weebly site and it’s free.
Weebly Forum Features
You can see various links in the top and click on the “Forum Admin” link. Under Settings tab select the way you wanted your members to log in to your forum. It is mandatory for the users to log in either with Weebly account or other means like Facebook. After you start a topic, any of your members will be able to post new content to that topic while they are reading it.
Maximum of five sub-forums can be added with a free Weebly Forum. Create new topics, edit existing topic’s name and control the forum access under Forums tab.
Select your profile picture, called as Avatar, under Edit Profile > Change Avatar:
Creating a Forum post is very simple task in Weebly by just clicking on the Start a topic button.
You have three additional options Subscribe, Sticky and Closed after done with posting your topic.
Subscribing a topic will enable you to receive notification of new replies via email. Sticky is the useful feature for Administrator or Moderator which enables you to always keep the post at the top of the forums so all the members will see it. For example posts related to new announcements, policy of usage and terms & conditions can be made as Sticky to keep it always on top. Administrator or Moderator can anytime remove this option by editing the topic.
Closed option is used to lock the topic to avoid any new reply on that. Admin or Moderator of the forum can anytime reopen the closed topic by editing the topic.
You can also edit or delete any forum posts after publishing as a forum admin.