What is a web forum?
A web forum (also known as a message board) is an online meeting place for discussion around a number of topics and issues.
The strucutre of a forum usually starts with categories which may then have sub-forums. Sub-forums then contain topics which are commonly referred to as threads. A thread then contains a number of posts which contribute to the discussion.
How Pilotbean use web forums
At Pilotbean, we have built a completely bespoke forum which can be tailored to work with any design requirements and is entirely customisable as it doesn’t rely on any third party software or plug-ins.
By default, the Pilotbean forum includes all the usual functionality associated with a web forum including:
- Categories, sub-forums, threads and posts
- Forum filters (i.e. view all thread, poll only threads etc)
- Hot and Sticky threads
- Quote and reply to posts
- User groups (i.e. Moderator and administrators)
- Attach images to posts
- User activity
- User subscription and alerts to new posts