Wix Forum: Adding and Setting Up Your Forum

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Adding a Wix Forum to your site allows you to create a community space where visitors can interact, share ideas, and ask questions. This not only increases engagement but also keeps your audience coming back for more interactive experiences. 

For instance, if you run a small gardening business, a forum could enable your customers to discuss gardening tips, share photos of their gardens, and seek advice on plant care, fostering a loyal community around your brand.
A screenshot showing a forum with categories and new posts displayed.

Step 1 | Add Wix Forum to your site

To get started, add Wix Forum to your site. 
Wix Editor
Studio Editor
  1. Go to your editor.
  2. Click Add Apps  on the left side of the editor.
  3. Search for Wix Forum in the search bar.
  4. Click Add to Site.
After you add Wix Forum, 2 pages are added to your site:
  • Forum Page: Your main forum page, where forum posts appear.
  • Members Page: On this page, forum members can view other members of the community, follow each other, see what other members have written – even chat with one another.

Step 2 | Create a category

Categories help keep your forum organized and engaging. Consider the main themes or topics you want to discuss on your site, and create categories based on these ideas. Each category should relate to your overall site content and encourage interaction among community members. 

By organizing your forum into clear, topic-based categories, you make it easier for users to find relevant discussions and contribute effectively.

To create a category:

Owner app
  1. Go to Forum in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click Categories on the left.
  3. Click Add Category at the top right.
You can also add subcategories within your categories. Learn more

Step 3 | Customize your forum layout and design

After you've set up some categories, you can then take a look at customizing your forum settings. This will allow you to shape your forum to how you want it. You can customize your general forum settings as well as the layout, display and design of your forum. 

To customize your forum layout and design:

  1. Click the Wix Forum app in your editor.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Choose what you want to do:
What's next?
When you're ready, take a look at the following articles to help build on what you've already put in place. Learn more about:


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