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In our perfect world, moderators could select posts, perhaps using a "publish" button or something, add a newsy title, tie in a photo, and this selected post would appear on the landing page as a news article attributed to the original poster.
Does this make sense? We're likely using WordPress as the landing page, and could maintain the phpbb forum, or switch to an IPB forum.
We just don't want to invent the wheel if there's a perfectly good one available. Thank you for any direction you might provide, I'm at a loss as to where to even begin searching!
How to display posts and topics on external pages [blog.phpbb.com]
Scanned through it, it doesn't do a "selectable" set of posts or images, but gives you a starting point that can probably be modified. A search for phpBB plugin in G turns up a lot of results.
If you have a PHP coder at hand, it should be a relatively simple thing to code one up that does what you want.
And what's that old saying? Something about "necessary automation being in the eye of the beholder"? ;) Our admin likes to keep his mods happy, less whining for him to put up with that way.
Again, appreciate the suggestion and welcome.