How to set up a "standalone" discourse discussion forum


#1

I want to set up a discourse site for people working with/interested in administration of international education programs between Norway and N.America. Users will come from many different institutions and organizations and may also include people with no institutional affiliation, so I do not want the discourse site to be linked to any particular website. Is that possible, or is discourse always set up as a subsection of an existing website?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Sure you can set up Discourse at www.example.com, if you are absolutely sure you’ll never put anything other than discussion on the site.

Otherwise we recommend talk.example.com, discuss.example.com, etcetera.


(Tom Newsom) #3

Each Discourse forum is as standalone as the next. It’s just that most people use a subdomain of an existing site to point to it. Behind the scenes, this is irrelevant.

So if you want http://www.foo.com to go straight to a discourse forum, that’s just as easy and valid as http://discourse.foo.com


#4

Thank you both! Does Discourse offer domain names also (e.g. ieadmin.org)?


(Tom Newsom) #5

No, for that you need a domain registrar like www.hover.com


#6

Thanks, will buy one there.