1. Download a free message board PHP script. Find websites offering free message boards to download. You will find numerous sites with free download-able message boards, pick the one you prefer and download the files to your desktop. Once it is downloaded to your computer, open the folder containing the files and search for the read me file. It will contain the instructions you need to install the message board to your website. Follow the instructions to set up the settings, like the administrative password, the title and URL of your website in your text editor.
2. Upload the message board through FTP. You’ll to open your FTP program to upload the message board files on to your server. Create a folder and name it board in your server
’s directory. Publish or transfer the message board files to the board folder you created on your server.
3. Create a directory called msg. Once you have all the files on your server, create another folder called “msg” then right click the folder to change the folder’s file attribute giving it a 777 numeric value. Locate the threads.txt and count.txt, give it a 666 numeric value in the file attributes for each.
You can now text the message board on your website. You can customize the message board through the CSS file in the mboard.php file.
Downloading and installing a free message board PHP script on your website is the best way to have a simple and effective message board on your website, and as a bonus it won’t take up too much space on your server.