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I am looking at adding a forum to my Squarespace site and I am thinking about using Flarum. It looks like it is a simple PHP/MySQL application and runs on any low-end shared host or VPS. I am wondering if this is easily hosted on squarespace along with my website or if it would be much better to create a subdomain and host it somewhere else and just link back to my squarespace site?

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I'm also seeking to do the same. One solution is to add "website toolbox" which allows for seemless integration OR one could host a wordpress forum (there are many forum plugins available for wordpress and create a subdomain that attaches to your present site.

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When I started looking at Flarum, I was automatically directed to use FreeFlarum which is a free service that is supposed to make setup easier. They host the forum for you, and you're supposed to be able to add a CNAME DNS records to use your own subdomain, but I haven't quite been able to make that work yet.

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10 hours ago, nicolehardesty said:

this forum exists on Squarespace it should be a function we can use!

This forum is hosted on an entirely separate platform. It is not hosted on Squarespace.


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