Nov 24, 2009 at 4:48 AM
Edited Nov 24, 2009 at 5:27 AM
I've been reading for a few hours now and I'm kind of lost. I am not an expert in .NET by any means and know HTML pretty well but, not much more than that on web development. I need to create a blog and BE looks perfect in every way (Great job !!!!!). I
also want to have a fourm on the backbone to generate more interest in the site.
As yetanotherfourm was created in ASP.NET and can use a MSSQL database (that my hosting provider offers), I figure they might work in harmony but, I'm finding out it's not as easy as I thought it might be. About all I can find is people having problems setting it
This is what I want, I want the homepage to be the blog, then links to the fourm and share logon IDs/Passwords between both. I also would like if I create new blog post that it could create a new post in one of the fourms (I guess I could manually create
it but, need to be able link it and give status of posts/comments). I would love for them to be almost seamless together, so any discussion about a blog post would go to the fourm.
I figured I would put the BE files in the root of the webserver(giving me a homepage) and the forum in a "forum" folder. Most of the directions for basic setup look pretty strait forward.
The questions I have.
1. Can BE and YAF live like I want them to ? Has anyone else done this before ? Any FAQ or directions for the best method to do this for a semi-noob ?
2. Does anything else need to be done to the database to make this happen ? (I am assuming that I will only need one database for this)
3. Will they be semi-seamless if I do this, sharing the same database, etc ?
I would LOVE to use this combo for other sites as well, I really need help with the basics on this setup.
Thank you for any help anyone can give !!!!