cscgal wrote: I would double check to make sure that all of your files are edited correctly, and you didn't screw up somewhere. Also, if you have phpMyAdmin installed, browse your phpBB_topics table (or whatever yours is called). Find the topic you're trying to convert to news and set news_id equal to 1. (if it isn't already).
Then, go to viewnews.php and see if it shows up. If it does, you at least know it's being fetched correctly. Double check all the changes you made to posting.php. Also, check out codemonkeyx's previous post about the misplacement of the }.
i changed the news id and news showed up but seems like i always have to do this to make the news appear eg i have a ategory called apache when i make the post in the forums i get to choose the news category in the drop down menu post it but no news appears in the news page , now if i change the id number in phpmyadmin the news pops up oon the viewnews.php page does anyone know of a way to avoid logging on to phpmyadmin all the time and execute some sql to code to fix this ???