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How to Create a Home Page
guntheraidan




msg:3842139
 2:43 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

hi,

i am actually having problem making a homepage for forum.. i already created the forum site using phpbb3..

can you guys teach/help me on how i can create a home page for my forum? please,

 

mack




msg:3844143
 10:01 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think I understand your problem. Do you have the forum installed in a folder, yet when someone visits your site that are not taken right to your forum system

for example your forum is example.com/forum but you site is example.com

there are two main things you can do. the easiest is probably to move your forum script down one level to all traffic to your site is sent right to the forum. The other thing you can do is to create a webpage that allows the users to click links to go to your various forum topics.

A plain web page would work, but it would lack some of the features of the forum software. for example it wouldent show recent threads ect.

Moving the location of your forum script into the base root of your hosting account would probable be the easiest and best way to do this.

Mack.

guntheraidan




msg:3844872
 8:30 am on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

i actually my problem is that i dont know how ican link my home page to my forum i already have the design for the home page, the problem is that how can iget it to load first before going to my forum site.

by the way here is the link to my web "www.example.com"->for my home pageand www.example.com/forums ->this is where my forum is located.

sorry imjust confused to get my home page working.. i tried uploading my homepage -> but it will not load. i hope you can help me

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 4:53 pm (utc) on Feb. 8, 2009]
[edit reason] Not site specifics as per ToS, use example.com please [/edit]

callivert




msg:3844880
 9:00 am on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

1) You need an index.html page, written in html.
2) It needs a link somewhere on the page to your forum.

guntheraidan




msg:3844929
 11:16 am on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

i already made index.html but when i tried upload to upload it using ftp.. it didn't work..
do i need to make a code or something to make it work?

guntheraidan




msg:3845006
 3:07 pm on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

i was able solve it.. all i did was save the index file to public_html.. i feel very stupid not to see that.. thanks a lot for your help and suggestions.

Gunther

mack




msg:3845216
 10:54 pm on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

guntheraidan, Im glad you where able to resolve the issue, and there is no need to feel silly about anything. Nothing in this industry is easy until you learn it. Hopefuly you will stick about on webmasterworld and we will be able to offer more assistance as you continue to improve and grow your website.

Mack.

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