Pipix updating minecraft
They are also the company that hosts this and many other forums for games.I will also point out that I am not in anyway saying this is the "best or only" way of installing mods. Head on over to and click on the big DOWNLOAD NOW button.Then you will need to Name your Profile and also pick the Version of Minecraft you want to run.Right now most mods are made for 1.7.10 but more mods are updating to 1.8.It allows for multiple instances of Minecraft so you can try out any combination of mods you want.
When most of the cases are simply someone just wants to install some fun mods to play.
Then on the Left hand side Click on Plugins then Click the Red "X" box to Enable the Minecraft Plugin it should turn into a green check mark.
Then Click on Save and you should now have Minecraft up top next to the Home Button.
A lot of the posts are parents with upset children who want to play modded Minecraft and the parent can not figure out the install process for forge and the hundreds of other mods.
Installing Forge is required but you do not have to do it manually.