Earlier Weebly was offering a third party embeddable Tal.ki forum element with lot of limitations for site owners. Later, Weebly removed the element forcing users to look for alternate forum options to use. Since Weebly does not allow any installations like phpBB forum the only option for Weebly users is to find an embeddable forum so that it can be inserted in their Weebly site. Nabble is one such embeddable forum with more features than the old Tal.ki forum. If you really want to have a simple forum, here is a step by step tutorial on how to embed Nabble forum in Weebly site.
Use Nabble Forum in Weebly
Go to Nabble.com and click on the link “Start a Free Forum” link in order to create a free Nabble forum. Nabble offers many other features like mailing list, photo gallery, newspaper and free blog.
You need to fill two set of information – one is regarding your account details for creating a new account with Nabble and the other is the basic details about your forum. You can select the language of your forum, content type and forum name. After filling the required details click on the “Create Forum” link.
Activating Your Account
You will be taken to your Nabble forum page and in order to do any modification to your forum you need to first activate the email sent to you. The permanent Nabble link for your forum will also be sent with the activation email.
Clicking on the activation email will take you to the confirmation page and then to your Nabble forum. You can also login to your forum using the permanent link received in your activation email.
Get Forum Embed Code
Once logged in select the “Embedding options” under options menu.
Insert Nabble Forum Code in Weebly
You have the embed code and now login to your free or pro Weebly account. Select the site you wanted to edit and go to the Pages tab. Create a new page (say – forum) and save your settings to go to the editor.
Drag and Drop “Custom HTML” element in the created forum page and paste your Nabble embed code inside the Custom HTML element. In new Weebly editor, you should use “Embed Code” element.
Publish your site and now you are done !!!
Your free Nabble forum is now embedded inside your Weebly site.
Open your Weebly forum page in a browser and you can see your Nabble forum displayed. Any customization done in the Nabble forum will automatically be displayed in your Weebly page also. Click on the “Permalink” option to get a permanent Nabble link of your forum.
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