Some time ago I was apart of a community that used Discourse for it’s forum and now I’ve got my own website up and I’d like a forum to go along with it, however I cannot find any download or guide to install Discourse on my own website.
If available, can someone please link me to a guide and/or a download for Discourse. If it changes anything, my site is using WordPress.
Err. This is an odd question.
Try going to discourse.org
See this entry in the FAQ: How do I get it?
AS far as I could tell, that was to set it up on a DigitalOcean server.
While this guide uses Digital Ocean, these steps will work on other cloud providers and local installs that also support Docker.
So, just ignore the steps for creating/configuring your Digital Ocean droplet and start with the installation of Docker.
Just to be clear, you NEED to be running a server (or have a docker environment) to set up discourse.
You can’t set up Discourse on a shared hosting environment (like Hostgator/Godaddy/Bluehost/etc)
Alternatively, you can always just let others manage the server stuff so you can do what you do best - run the forum
There are two hosting providers I know of:
Discourse.org (the official guys - highly recommended) - https://payments.discourse.org/buy/
- Discourse Hosting - https://www.communiteq.com/