Using the Forum
To create a new topic, head to the front-end of the live website. Either log-in under your username, or, if you do not have one, register a new username.
Registering a new username
Head to the public-facing website (the "frontend") and browse to the forum. Click on the "Register" link. You will be brought to a page where you can enter in your personal details. You may enter in your personal information in the fields.
Your nickname and any field you mark with a checkbox will be shown in your public profile on the forum. If you do not want a field to show up in your publicly accessible profile, make sure that the checkmark next to these fields are unchecked.
If you have an avatar (a small personal photograph or illustration which helps people visually identify you,) you may also upload it at this time, by either dragging and dropping an image into the "Drop Files" area or pressing the "From Files" button and choosing a .JPG, .GIF, or .PNG file from your hard drive.
Signing in with a username
To sign in with your username, head to the public-facing website (the "frontend") and browse to the forum. Click on the "Login" link. Enter your user "nickname" and the password you chose during registration.
If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot Password," and follow the steps to reset or recover your password.
Starting a new topic (a.k.a. Threads)
To start a new topic, head to the public-facing website, and browse to the forum. Sign in, and click on the forum you would like to add the new topic to. Click on "Start a new topic," and enter in the title of the topic, as well as the content of the first post in the topic, and hit the "Post" button. The change should show up immediately. Editing a previously published post (as the post author)
Once you have made a post, you may edit or delete a post you have authored, by browsing to that post in the forum and hitting the "Edit" or "Delete" links respectively.