I just released my first template . I have been using this in my own app and so I decided to make one fresh with what I have learned over the last few years with Bubble and put it on the marketplace. My most successful app uses this forum and it has been a great way to share updates, report bugs and have a great community feel.
Most websites would love to have a Forum. Right now the available forums as templates are either pretty expensive with a lot of great features or still pretty pricey with not the best UI/UX.
That’s where my forum app comes into play.
Find the template here: https://bubble.io/template/simple-fast-loading-forum-1554006263397x274387721704701950
Here is a preview of the app: https://805forum.bubbleapps.io/
It is simple, fast loading, easy to use, completely customizable and fully responsive.
To set up your app once purchased just add your categories in the data base like this:
If you start your website out with this template then you can make your own index page and still use all the features of this forum in your app. I would start every new website with this template. Saves a bunch of time.
You can use the free bubble plan and have the Bubble banner at the bottom and just have a link to the page from your app OR I also have added instructions here to add it as a subdomain for your app. It is very simple. Just purchase the template for $20 and then setup a personal plan with bubble for $16/month or annually for $14/month. Then you can get your forum.yourdomain.com just like the pros! No need to buy another domain, use the one you already have.
Here is the walkthrough…
First you need to set up your domain with Bubble. Just add forum.”YourDomainHere”.com and grab the value seen here. See image below:
Go to Google Domains where you have your website already setup.
Go to the DNS tab on the left > Go down to Custom Resource Records and add “Forum” and add your value into where it says iPv4 Address and click ADD.
That’s all that is needed. You have an official
forum.yourdomain.com address now!
I hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do. If you have any other features you would like to see let me know. I can update it accordingly or I can do a customization for you as a freelancer.
Here is a GIF of this Forum:
Some features of this forum:
Post a topic
Reply to a topic
Random colors assigned to new users or upload an image for your profile picture
Fully functional profile dashboard
View all topics that user posted
View all replies from user
View all favorited topics
View all favorited replies
Edit username and profile picture and unsubscribe to emails
Flag posts or replies that are unwanted
Choose reply that answered post - then shows preview at top and if clicked scrolls to answer
Mark as [SOLVED] in title when topic is answered
Copy a link to a topic or reply and have the link automatically scroll to the reply that it is linked to
Favorite posts or replies
Edit and delete replies or topics
Familiar user interface like Discourse but simpler
Add/remove images to posts or replies and users can click on them to see them enlarged
Choose/add categories with unique colors to post a topic to that category
Email user who is being replied to and allow users to unsubscribe to responses in profile page if need be
Subscribe to specific categories to get emails when that category gets a new post, like bug reports or freelance work
Hope this helps! Enjoy!