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Making MOD's for phpBB 2.x (A starters tutorial)

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A basic guide to mod making.

Please note that is it compulsory to know php as well as SQL (If you want to do databases) coding for this, html won't hurt either. There is plently of stuff out there that will help with php and html. A list of PHP, MySQL and HTML tutorials can be found below.

Contents:
  1. Prologue ~ How to use this tutorial
  2. Part 1 ~ Starting Off
  3. Part 2 ~ Simple Database querying
  4. Part 3a ~ Building a html table from a query (result per row)
  5. Part 3b ~ Building a html table from a query (result per collum)
  6. Part 4 ~ Creating ACP pages
Note: Underway documents are not finished.
The documents are hosted on google to prevent them being jumbled up here. Comments would be good thanks =]

Other tutorials:
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Uru Wolf wrote:It might be the same for 3.x but I am not sure.
Actually, it's totally different for phpbb3 from start to finish, so your tutorial will only apply to phpbb2...
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Oh, thanks for that. No, I have never looked at phpbb3. I have only just got to grips with phpbb2 lol
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Uru Wolf wrote:Oh, thanks for that. No, I have never looked at phpbb3. I have only just got to grips with phpbb2 lol
The phpbb3 code is quite beautiful but almost a total re-write from start to finish, and it does take a while to come to grips with.
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I think I will take a look at it. *wanders off in a dreem-like state to the download page*
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Do'h, I see you did some move from there: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 35&t=55668 .. looks like confusing but anyway.. good luck. :)
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3Di wrote:Do'h, I see you did some move from there: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 35&t=55668 .. looks like confusing but anyway.. good luck. :)
no...I did not move from there O.o
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I am curently working on the next update for this: Databases.
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great guide its helped me work on my first semi-larger mod(for a begginer in php), im really looking foward to databases!

atm my mod is a custom link mod, adds page with links set by a forum admin..few problems yes...however i think your database section will solve em :D
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Wow, I am glad it helped. =]
Part 2 is going a bit slow beacuse I have been busy and have not been sleeping well at the moment. I'm doing my best though.
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Take your time doesnt bother me any, im just happy somebody finally made something like this makes things so much easier ;)
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I know what it is like when you are just starting out. I learnt most of the stuff I know about mod making just from installing so many. =]

I like the sound of your mod. I think, if you do it right, it will be sucessfull.
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Part 2 - Database basics, is now online
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Wow

Cool, I think that it can help me a little on the RP Stats Mod :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll get a look soon ^.^
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Cool. I hope you can finish that soon, I can;t wait to install it ^_^
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