Discourse - Mailgun - Digital Ocean - Full Setup Guide - Beginner Tutorial


#1

A definitive guide to the best way to setup your discourse forum.

I recommend Digital Ocean for hosting and Mailgun for email delivery service. Here’s how to setup your discourse forum. Full Discourse Training Here: https://pnuk.co/DiscourseTraining

My DigitalOcean partner link: https://pnuk.co/DigitalOcean

Lessons:
3:00 Setup Mailgun
8:48 Digital Ocean Setup
11:15 Terminal Discourse Setup
15:52 Point Domain Name DNS to Discourse IP
18:11 SSL Certificate And Adsense Plugin Setup
22:30 Initial Discourse Forum Setup Wizard
29:30 Invite users
31:22 Add Forum Categories
34:15 Add Topics
37:10 Resize Droplet
39:05 Destroy/Delete Droplet


#2

I have watched the video and it is very helpful. I am running a Squarespace site and I am ready to update my DNS settings, but the Squarespace DNS settings panel does not offer same options as GoDaddy or others. Is this a problem? Thanks.


#3

@Massey thanks for joining the forum!
You shouldn’t have a problem… but let me know if you do and I’ll take a look.
The theory is the same even if it looks different with different hosts.


#4

My concerns are that (1) when attempting to provide the additional TXT data there is no “Host” field, and (2) when I went to add the MX information Squarespace only allows me to add via G Suite or Zoho Mail. Can I use one of those?


#5

That’s ok it will be the route domain it’s pointing to so just add the info without host.

Ah ok… let me look into that for you.


#6

This article says you can add MX records…
https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205812348-Advanced-DNS-settings

If you think you are going to have problems with sqiuarespace DNS.
You can do like I do and use CloudFlare.com to host your dns settings.
Then it’s very easy to do.


#7

Thanks! I will let you know how it goes.