Eventually, we get tired of native Blogger commenting, and its inability to use comments to conduct casual and meaningful conversations with our readers. Sometimes, our thoughts turn to having a forum, where we and our readers can chat with each other.
One very light weight forum can be embedded in the sidebar.
If you want a full featured forum, Google Groups lets you setup a forum - and then embed it into your blog - as easily as you can setup a blog. Or any other forum will do just as well. It all depends upon what you want.
A full featured forum, using industry standard software, will involve hosting a phpBB based forum.
- Load the phpBB software onto a suitably setup server.
- Configure the software to provide your forum, as fits your personal vision of your forum.
Having setup the forum which pleases you, it's now a matter of combining your new forum and your blog, just like any two web sites - using blog feeds, iframes, and / or links - and your imagination.