Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


Topic # 222924 4-Sep-2017 11:38
Send private message

We are looking for a suitable open source (ie free) piece of software. Will act as a questions, answers and comments re NZ for our Secret Wellington group about 2-3000 usage. It needs to be what I call an easy install ( I setup a phplist yesterday that was easy). No where as complex as geekzone! in ability. I tried the flarum software , way past my pay grade! I have used vanilla before but hoping there was something with a more modern, user friendly feel? Suggestions?





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me


Create new topic

Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1858031 4-Sep-2017 11:56
Send private message

Moved to a sub-forum that will hopefully be more in tune with the tools required. Not a start-up discussion, and also not really a developer discussion as you're after an easy option. It is about social networking tools, so let's see how it goes here.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


Amanzi
815 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1858038 4-Sep-2017 12:01
Send private message

Discourse appears to be the favourite platform at the moment. You can pay for a hosted account or self-host it for free.


 
 
 
 


13454 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2275

Trusted

  Reply # 1858050 4-Sep-2017 12:12
Send private message

A Facebook group is super easy, but has limited features. We use those just to share photos of our family, so we don't spam all our facebook friends.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


  Reply # 1858209 4-Sep-2017 15:11
Send private message

Stu: Moved to a sub-forum that will hopefully be more in tune with the tools required. Not a start-up discussion, and also not really a developer discussion as you're after an easy option. It is about social networking tools, so let's see how it goes here.

 

Cheers I never know where to place my posts sometimes 





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


  Reply # 1858211 4-Sep-2017 15:15
Send private message

amanzi:

 

Discourse appears to be the favourite platform at the moment. You can pay for a hosted account or self-host it for free.

 

 

Ha! I saw this and thought it was only available as a paid option ie hosting as you mentioned it I looked again and found the github link Thanks

 

It actually looks similar to the flarum look ...lets go play!





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


  Reply # 1858221 4-Sep-2017 15:33
Send private message

gnfb:

 

amanzi:

 

Discourse appears to be the favourite platform at the moment. You can pay for a hosted account or self-host it for free.

 

 

Ha! I saw this and thought it was only available as a paid option ie hosting as you mentioned it I looked again and found the github link Thanks

 

It actually looks similar to the flarum look ...lets go play!

 

 

Just started to read some info on discourse this is way out of my comfort zone will have to keep looking...





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me


Amanzi
815 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1858253 4-Sep-2017 15:57
Send private message

gnfb:

 

 

 

Just started to read some info on discourse this is way out of my comfort zone will have to keep looking...

 

 

I don't know what your comfort zone is but they claim you can "Set up Discourse in the cloud in under 30 minutes with zero knowledge of Rails or Linux shell"

 

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-cloud.md

 

 




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


  Reply # 1858262 4-Sep-2017 16:16
Send private message

amanzi:

 

gnfb:

 

 

 

Just started to read some info on discourse this is way out of my comfort zone will have to keep looking...

 

 

I don't know what your comfort zone is but they claim you can "Set up Discourse in the cloud in under 30 minutes with zero knowledge of Rails or Linux shell"

 

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-cloud.md

 

 

 

 

I read that .... usually when developers say 30 minutes I multiple that by 10 for us mere mortals!





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me


885 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 266

Trusted

  Reply # 1858268 4-Sep-2017 16:24
Send private message

Having a look around it looks like Discourse (Ruby) or phpBB (PHP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8452 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1148

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1858271 4-Sep-2017 16:30
Send private message

Do you have a web host offering PHP/SQL ? (I assume so as you said you installed something recently)

 

If so, then its relatively straight forward to install the more popular forum packages, and some even offer automated installation of the packages.

 

 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

 


237 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 1858318 4-Sep-2017 17:05
Send private message

Maybe you can try Slack or any other team chat hosted app?




1717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97


  Reply # 1858695 5-Sep-2017 09:56
Send private message

Ok the guys at webhostingnz have a auto install of phpbb which I have used before. I then see that there is a multitude of multipurpose responsive themes available which should get me to a user friendly screen.





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.