Step 1: Install the package
Install the package via composer:
composer require riari/laravel-forum:~1
Then add the following service provider to your app/config/app.php:
Step 2: Deploy the controller
Run the forum install command to auto-deploy the forum controller to your app/controllers folder:
php artisan forum:install
Step 3: Update your database
Publish the package migrations:
php artisan migrate:publish riari/laravel-forum
Then run your migrations:
php artisan migrate
Once complete, you can define your categories and sub-categories in the forum_categories table. The schema is simple, so you should be able to do that on your own using Laravel seeds or straightforward SQL.
Once your categories are set up, go to /forum and you should see a brand new forum.