How to add a forum to Concrete5 5.7 using Vanilla Forums
One way that you can add a forum to Concrete5 is to integrate Vanilla Forums with your C5 site.
You may have Vanilla Forums and Concrete5 installed on two different hosting packages or on one (using subdomains).
To begin, log into both website admins. In Vanilla Forums, scroll down to plugins and click on it.
At the top of the plugins, you will see an embed Vanilla Forums plugin, click 'Enable'.
Once this is enabled, click on the 'settings' button.
Copy the code in the 'Forum embed code' field.
Switch to your Concrete5 admin and click on the'add pages'icon.
Click on 'empty page' at the top.
Click on the cog icon in the top left corner.
Fill in the form. When you get to the 'page location' section click on it and choose from the sitemap where you want your forum to be located.
Click 'edit mode'
Next, click on the '+' button in the top left.
Click on the HTML icon and drag it and drag it into the 'empty main area'.
Once you have done this, a pop up box will appear.
Paste the code from Vanilla Forums into the box and click 'add'.
Your forum will now load.
Load up your Concrete5 site / admin. Navigate back to the 'add pages' icon in the top right corner and click on 'Forum'.
Click on the 'Exit edit mode' button in the top left corner.
Click 'Publish page'. This is to ensure that all of your edits are saved and officially published.
When you click on your 'Forum' section, you should now be able to add discussions etc and will have a working forum.
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