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Integrate forum into website

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by stig olsen, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member


    As I need the ability to post articles, blog, web shop I need a way to integrate the forum into my existing website.
    I intent to have a category "forum" on top of my website and when the button is pushed it will bring the users into the forum. But, I dont want the forum to open as an external site, but have it integrated into my existing design. How is this done?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you are just referring to a navigation tab, you would just update your existing site and add a new tab linked to the forum.
    It would open the forum in the same browser tab, without opening a new page/tab.

    Any integration with your existing site would have to be handled by you as it is external to XenForo.
  3. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member

    Thanks for the fast reply!

    I know that I can create this tab in my existing site and link to the forum. But that tab will take the user to the forum as a new site. I want the user to feel that he is on the main website, and easily have the ability to click on the other tabs (shop, blog etc) even if hes on the forum. Is this possible?
  4. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member

    To explain further.
    This site is set up the way I dont want my to be set up.
    Now Inside of the forum, when I push the home tab, it seems like Im taken to an entire new site. This is not a good integration in my opinion. It should be one navigation bar on top so that the user can painless and quickly navigate between blog, forum, shop etc. Possible?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can modify the forum tabs to suit.
    The home tab can be set to any URL.
    Any custom tabs can be added with a simple template edit.
  6. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    We have integrated Wordpress with XenForo many times keeping the same header and footer in both platforms so users don't feel they are changing from one section to another.
    2MW sports likes this.
  7. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member

    Claudio, you got me.
    Can you please show me some examples?
  8. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member

    Any others that thinks sharing the same header, footer and navigation bar could be a good solution?
  9. stig olsen

    stig olsen New Member

    Btw, I decided to go for IPB.
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Good for you... IPB works for some, and for others it doesn't. Isn't it nice that there are options out there? WBB would have been another to look at.

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