Creating php pages by using phpBB template?

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Creating php pages by using phpBB template?

Post by slei »

Hi,
I am wondering whether i can create some .php pages outside of the phpBB folder but still using the phpBB templates. What i mean is those .php pages will use the same header and footer from the phpBB and use the same theme(fixed on using only one theme from phpBB)

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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

You will need to include template.php, page_header.php & page_tail.php ( This may or may not work).
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Post by drathbun »

It works just fine. Here's a skeleton of what I use to do just this:

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<?php

// standard hack prevent
define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './';
include($phpbb_root_path . 'extension.inc');
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.'.$phpEx);

// standard session management
$userdata = session_pagestart($user_ip, PAGE_FAQ);
init_userprefs($userdata);

// set page title
$page_title = 'YOUR PAGE TITLE HERE';

// standard page header
include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/page_header.'.$phpEx);

// assign template
$template->set_filenames(array(
        'body' => 'YOUR_TEMPLATE_NAME_HERE.tpl')
);

$template->pparse('body');

// standard page footer
include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/page_tail.'.$phpEx);

?>
That's all there is to it. Put your standard HTML content in the template file that you reference, pass any php variables (if you need to, in this sample I don't), and there you go. I use this basic code on several pages on my site, and it works great.

The only odd part is that anyone viewing a "custom" page shows up as "Viewing FAQ" in the "Who's online" area. That's because of the PAGE_FAQ entry up at the top. To make this work, you have to edit a few other files and set up various additional entries.

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Post by slei »

Thanks for your replies!

What if i want to put the page outside of the phpbb folder? Is it going to work? :)

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Post by LifeIsPain »

Change:

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$phpbb_root_path = './';
to

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$phpbb_root_path = 'forum/';
I am pretty sure... or if not forum/ then use whatever the subdirectory is. Perhaps ../forum/ if that is the case you need.
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Post by Dalgar »

or whatever the path is...not necessarily forums/
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