There free forums in the net lurking around, you can google it. Just create an account then link it to your academic portal. That's just a suggestion. If you really want to create your own forum, then you can start by studying scripts.
well, if I were you, I would deffintly look into using PHP to create a forum. Although HTML coding is much easier, it would probally be a lot more difficult in this situation.
If you google search this, you will find PHP sites, which let you create a forum with ease, although all you will have to do is add a title, customize it, and add to a basic structer, but it will be a lot easier.
I would deffintly look into using PHP to create a forum. Although HTML coding is much easier, it would probally be a lot more difficult in this situation.
Actually, using HTML would make the project impossible, not more difficult.
HTML (along with CSS) is just a way to mark-up and present information. It helps you organize content on a website.
In order to have a dynamic content-driven site (like a forum), you need to have a backend script that takes user input, processes the input, places it in a storage point (like a database), and then retrieves it from the storage when someone makes the proper request.
While PHP is probably the most popular scripting language today (and a good one to look for free forum scripts), there are alternative languages you could use. It would be possible to make a forum backend with both Perl and Python to name a couple.