I have been searching Google to add a forum to my blog. Most of the websites told me to check out Nabble. I checked out Nabble according to the suggestions of these sites. 




But unfortunately when I did pasted every bit of code, I got the following error.

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Error 500

couldn't update db for: s1074265

Message: couldn't update db for: s1074265

RequestURI: /more/ForumStart$Save.jtp

Server: n5.nabble.com

Caused by:

fschmidt.util.servlet.JtpContextServlet$JtpServletException: url=http://n5.nabble.com/more/ForumStart$Save.jtp?message=&content-type=familysafe&username=wilhelm123john&save=Create Forum&email=wilhelm123john@gmail.com&what=Forum&subject=HOW TO FORUM&terms=y&captcha=2ygpz&type=forum&lang=none&password=003akhil method=POST user-agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1132.57 Safari/536.11 referer=http://n5.nabble.com/free-forum.html remote=

I think a lot of other bloggers also are getting the same error. I thought i will search for other methods to add a forum to the blog. Actually you cannot add a forum to blog because blogger do not have such gadgets as forums. Either you need host your blog to host gator or any hosting site. So after a bit of searching, I found a specific website that tells to make a forum for your blog. 

The instruction of the website went like this. Do not do the follow the below instructions as this is just an example.

Add this code to edit HTML section of the page.

<html> <b:widget id='HTML1' locked='false' title='THE TITLE OF YOUR GADGET' type='HTML'> <b:includable id='main'> <!-- only display title if it's non-empty --> <b:if cond='data:title != &quot;&quot;'> <h2 class='title'><data:title/></h2> </b:if> <div class='widget-content'> <data:content/> </div> <b:include name='quickedit'/> </b:includable><a href="http://www.shipmethis.com/2014/04/addforumblogspot.html">Add Forum</a>

Change the title of your gadget into anything you like. Now go to blogger dashboard > Edit HTML   Expand Widget Templates  Find <b:includable id='main'> which may be in the upper side of <div class='widget-content'>

Then add the following under

<html> <b:if cond='data:blog.url == &amp;quot;http://your blog name here.blogspot.com/p/forum.html&amp;quot;'> then under <b:include name='quickedit'/> put </b:if> to complete the code.

Copyright : http : // kronic26.hubpages.com/ hub/ Forums-for-blogs

After doing all this copy pasting, as expected, I got this error: 404. That page doesn't exist. lol

What should I do now? 

The answer is to improvise. So then I started improvising and found out a pretty good way to add a forum without nabble. So I am going to give that option which is pretty good for starters to add a forum to your website or blog.

I will explain steps here; Follow below instructions to add a Forum to Your BlogSpot Blogger without nabble.

1. Go to Google Groups
2. Create a group by adding all the necessary information like name of the groups, descriptions etc
3. Group Type > Select "Web Forum"
4. Basic permissions > View topics > Select all options including "Public"
5. Join the group > Public
6. Type verification code and submit
7. Now you have Google group. Copy the following code

<iframe id="forum_embed"
<script type="text/javascript">
 document.getElementById("forum_embed").src =
  "https://groups.google.com/forum/embed/?place=forum/forum-name" +
  "&showsearch=true&showpopout=true&parenturl=" +
</script><div style="font-size:20%; text-align:right;"><a href="http://www.shipmethis.com/2014/04/addforumblogspot.html">Add Forum</a> </div><style>
* Name: shipmethis
* Date: February 2014
* Author: Akhil
* Visit: http://www.shipmethis.com**/
8. Edit "forum-name" and put your group name here. You can forum name by going to group settings. See the screenshot.

Add a Forum on Your Blogger Blog
Group Settings
Check the URL and you can find the group name easily.

Add a Forum
website URL
Here the group name is adsenseshipmethis.

You can also edit the width and height of the forum.

9. Go to Blogger
10. Go to PAGES section and create one page with name "Forum" or whatever name you like.
11. Go to HTML section of the page
12. Add an introduction or images for decoration or add a welcome message
13. Paste the code
14. Publish the Page

Add a Forum to Your BlogSpot Blogger without nabble
Ship me this gain 100000 visitors forum

Voila!!! Now you have a working forum like the below.

You can edit the options in Google groups for more smooth forum accessibility.

If you have any doubts or if the forum is not working as expected, let me know by posting your comments here: "Ship me this gain 100000 visitors forum"


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