HOW TO: Create a Discussion Web Using FrontPage 2000

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This article explains how to use the Discussion Wizard in FrontPage 2000 to create a discussion web.

Before you begin, you must decide whether the discussion web will be a part of an existing web or a new web. A new web can be a root web or a subweb.

In order for a discussion web created in FrontPage to work correctly, it must run on a server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions or Office Server Extensions installed.

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  1. Start FrontPage.
  2. If you want to add the discussion web to an existing web, you must open the web before you continue with these steps.
  3. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Web.
  4. Select the Discussion Web Template from the list of webs.
  5. If this web will be part of the current web, select the Add to current web box.
  6. If this will be a new web, type the location and name of the web in the Specify location of new web box. Some examples of names are, http://localhost/talk, or c:\talk.

    NOTE: If you use a hard disk location, the web must be published to a server with the server extensions installed.

    Click OK.
  7. The wizard starts. Click Next.
  8. Select the features that you want in your discussion web. Information about each of these features appears in the dialog box in the second paragraph. Click Next.
  9. Type a title for your discussion web, as well as a title for the folder that will hold your discussion entries. By default, FrontPage enters Discussion for the title and _disc for these folders. You can leave the default names or change them to something more descriptive. Use of the (_) underscore before the folder name will hide this folder from search engines. Click Next.
  10. Select the input fields for your discussion page. Click Next.
  11. Choose whether this web will be restricted only to registered users or a members group. Click Next.
  12. Select the order in which you want your articles displayed. You can display the articles by oldest to newest or newest to oldest. Click Next.
  13. On this page of the wizard, you can choose to use the table of contents as your home page.

    NOTE: If you select to have the table of contents as the home page and you have a home page in this web, the home page will be overwritten.

    Click Next.
  14. Select the information that you want to be displayed in the search results. Click Next
  15. If you click Choose Web Theme, you can select one of the FrontPage themes for the discussion web. Click Next.
  16. Click to select your page layout. You can choose among different framesets or no frame. Click Next.
  17. Click Finish to quit the wizard and allow FrontPage to create your discussion web.
NOTE: After you start the Discussion Wizard and move to the second page, you can click Finish at any time. FrontPage will create a discussion web based on the last selections that you made in the wizard.

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For additional information about components that require the server extensions, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232524 Features that Require FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
219802 FP2000: Wizard Allows You to Select 'Only Registered Users Allowed'

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Article ID: 273493 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 01:22:33 - Revision: 1.0

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