I have cPanel hosting and recently downloaded Wordpress, I find it difficult to edit the pages and the forums just don't look good. Are there any plugins or other cPanel plugins or whatever they are called that I could use to host a forum?
No, you shouldn't use Wordpress to host a forum. Wordpress is a CMS and blog software. Therefore it is totally not thought to host forums. And those plugins that integrate a forum into Wordpress/Joomla are not full forums after all. I mean you wouldn't use a tank vehicle to go shopping, right? You would instead use a real car. So in this case use a real forum software like MyBB, phpBB, SMF, vBulleting and et cetera to host a forum.
It's simple enough to configure separate installations of myBB and WP, especially with cPanel's installer. If you want to use the same set of login credentials, you're going to have to make some code changes.
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you can easily setup a forum in a sub directory like yourdomain.ext have wordpress blog and yourdomain.ext/forum/ have a MyBB installation to host forums, you can also give your forum a subdomain instead of a directory like forum.yourdomain.ext it would be good.
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It is possible to use WordPress as a forum using a variety of plugins, the most popular, @xdude posted. However, I would recommend setting up an actual forum software. It would offer more than a WordPress plugin can offer, although some of the plugins come pretty close for a small forum.
Ok thank you everybody, I will try out something outside of Wordpress and see if that works out.
No it woulden't be practical as many people are saying. There are plugins for it but they do not have much features