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DEV TO FOREM

Lisa Kayy
CONTENT CREATOR & DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST
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Started out on DEV and now I am here...
I would normally run before I would ever considering creating a forum... and now suddenly I am secretly inspired.

I have read through the getting started documentation and am a bit confused. If I haven't opted to self host how do I go about setting up the forum? I am logged in on my desktop and was routed here from DEV so I do not see an option to install any additional apps.

Would anyone be willing to point me in the right direction?

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey @lkconcepts welcome to forem.dev and the portal to a wonderland πŸ‡

For a quick intro to self-host, I highly recommend @coffeecraftcode 's Self-host Series intro. Feel free to ask any and all questions you have about the process!

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Christina Gorton

Happy to help with any questions you have @lkconcepts . Like Ella mentioned you can start with the self-host guides I have here on forem.dev and if you are still confused or need any questions answered please let us know πŸ˜„

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Maarten Goddijn

Hi Lisa,

Selfhosting is more or less the only option for most users. You can find a few selfhost guides / walkthroughs on this forem. Both official and unofficial.

I have used one written by @akhil using an installation script (t2d) he has created. Works well without too much IT experience. Have a look and I'm sure you'll manage.

Good luck! 🀞

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Akhil Naidu

Hey @lkconcepts , I'm working on a SaaS which does the job for you. If you are interested in using it before the pre-release, ping me for more info.