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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Suggestions Needed - Announcement Board
    I need to set up an area on a website where the webmaster can make announcements through an online form similar to how one would post on a message board such as this one.

    Only the webmaster will be posting messages, so user registration is not even an issue.

    It needs to be fully customizable so that it can fit into the existing website.

    I thought about using a message board or even a guestbook script, but it doesn't need to be that fancy.

    Any suggestions on something basic and simple to use for this purpose?
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    http://www.phpbb.com/

    Very quick and easy steps to follow to set up. It is a free BB and it's is extreamly popular so support isn't an issue (using the message board on their site generally).

    The admin area on it is awesome as well.

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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Thanks jrod805.

    I considered phpbb before posting here, but it doesn't need to be anything that fancy and doesn't need to be something where users can post, only the webmaster needs to be able to post. I know I can set up phpbb so no one but the admin can post, but it is still a bit more software than what is needed for this task.
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    It sounds like forum software is overkill. Blog software might be a better fit.
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    A simple news script from hotscripts should do it.
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    I'm not sure what the sites are but a guy I worked with was really into getting free web apps from opensource communities (there are thousands) and I am sure there must be a few dozen nice news posting type programs out there. Maybe someone here knows a good website?

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    Thanks guys! I think that WordPress might do the trick.

    Thanks again.
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