Easy to theme forum?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tominated, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

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    Do any of you know of a forum that i can theme easily without creating a million and one pages? I would prefer one that I can have a php page with normal xhtml and have something like forum_insert_content() or something so it would insert all the main stuff there and like, forum_insert_sidebar() or something along the lines. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. BTW: i have tried Phorum, but it is still too complicated for me.
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    If you are looking for a complete solution, go with PHPNuke which includes the forum. There are a ton of free and commercial ($$$) themes available, with the themes for the main site also containing a matching theme for the forum. Additionally, custom blocks (sections of the website to add functionality) can be downloaded as are readily available. The next choice would be something like Joomla or Mambo, but for sheer forum power, PHPBB2 is the stuff.

    Ask me if you would like a bunch of choices to then go and research on, I have been down this road before.
     
  3. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks, but no thanks. I don't want a complete solution as i have a rapidweaver site and would like to keep it with the theme. Maybe i could follow a tutorial and make a forum from scratch? If you want to see what i want, visit my website (link in sig). I have already gotten wordpress to work with my theme by following a tut by nilrog (from realmacsoftware.com's forum)
     
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I don't know how many themes it has, but Vanilla is really simple and easy to set up. I actually went in to the CSS and modified it myself to create my own themes. It was pretty easy to do.
     
  5. Stacc macrumors 6502a

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    take a look at phpbb. The default forum scheme can be modified to fit whatever you want using normal css and html. Depending on how you want the forum look it could be as easy as adding some <div> tags. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding a guide to help you along the way.
     
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  7. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i downloaded punbb, and it looks easy. do i edit the index.html file in the templates folder to get more divs and stuff? I am assuming i leave the fullstop in the title and body tags (i will probably move the one between the body tags to inside a div). BTW: if i add any other full stops, do you think it will intefere?
     

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