Tuesday 22 January 2019

How to add Discussion Forum in Blogger or in Your Website

                In this post, we will see, How to add Discussion Forum in Blogger or in Your Website.
                Discussion forum helps to have interaction among readers/viewers of our website or blog. We can add it to our website/blog with free of cost. We should be thankful to Google as it has provided this feature. I have created such discussion forums for my website. Check following links:

Higher Studies Portal

Job Portal

Guest Blogging 

If you want to do same, then follow the following steps: 

1. Go to the website https://groups.google.com/ 

2. Get Sign In to your Google account. 

3. Click on button "CREATE GROUP".

4. Fill the details like
Group Name: Add group name as you want.
Group Email Address: By default it will choose group email address based on name of group. You can change group email address as you want.
Group Description: Provide some description for the group.
Group's Primary Language: Choose as you want.
Group Type: This is most important section. Choose Web forum or Q&A forum. Q&A forum has some extra features over Web forum. You can choose any one.
Basic Permissions (View Topic, Post, Join Group): You can use as per your need but as we are using it for websites or blog, choose option "Public".

5. Click on button "CREATE".

6. To add this group to your blog or website, you have to Copy & Paste following HTML code.

Note: In following HTML code, you have to change the Group Email Address. Give the name that you have given. 
                    In following HTML code, it is given in bold font (sample-discussion-forum).

<iframe id="forum_embed"
<script type="text/javascript">
  document.getElementById('forum_embed').src =
     + '&showsearch=true&showpopout=true&showtabs=false'
     + '&parenturl=' + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);

7. So finally it is done. Open the webpage or blog page on browser. You will find your created discussion forum over there.

8. Your readers can put posts in the discussion forum.

9. I have created such discussion forum. Please check this link https://www.solvemyquery.com/2017/08/discussion-forum.html

10. If you want to change the settings of this forum, then go to https://groups.google.com/ ->  My groups.
Click on your forum (group) name. Then Click on Manage. You can change settings for Members, Messages, Settings, Permissions, Roles, Information.

               So it is done. Thank you so much. 

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