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Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:24 pm
by Freehand
I want to add a payment button to my forum site. Is this possible with phpbb? There's guides on how to do it and I know that I would have to login into cpanel and use FTP and then edit the code. I don't know what my cpanel login is. How would I get that and is this aloud?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:48 pm
by david63
It is your board and you are using open source software so you can do whatever you want with the code - however phpBB from 3.1 onwards makes life easy by using extensions so that you do not have to edit any code.

Search the CDB and/or the Extensions in Development to see if there is an extension that meets your needs and if not you can request one.

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm
by Freehand
Ok do you have any idea how I get my cpanel login information?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:50 pm
by david63
Freehand wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Ok do you have any idea how I get my cpanel login information?
Ask your host - cpanel is nothing to do with phpBB

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:01 pm
by Freehand
david63 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:48 pm
It is your board and you are using open source software so you can do whatever you want with the code - however phpBB from 3.1 onwards makes life easy by using extensions so that you do not have to edit any code.

Search the CDB and/or the Extensions in Development to see if there is an extension that meets your needs and if not you can request one.
phpbb isn't the host? I just made a free forum using this site so how do I know who the host is?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:05 pm
by RMcGirr83
What was the link you used to create your free forum?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:09 pm
by Freehand
RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:05 pm
What was the link you used to create your free forum?
The one on the homepage of www.phpbb.com

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:16 pm
by RMcGirr83
The one that says "Need Hosting"? If so what was the link you clicked on after getting to that page. I don't believe phpBB hosts any longer (forumatic) so a bit confused as to what you are talking about.

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:32 pm
by Freehand
RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:16 pm
The one that says "Need Hosting"? If so what was the link you clicked on after getting to that page. I don't believe phpBB hosts any longer (forumatic) so a bit confused as to what you are talking about.
My bad www.prophpbb.com

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:33 pm
by Freehand
RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:16 pm
The one that says "Need Hosting"? If so what was the link you clicked on after getting to that page. I don't believe phpBB hosts any longer (forumatic) so a bit confused as to what you are talking about.
I thought it was the same site for a second. Prophpbb is where I made the forum

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:46 pm
by RMcGirr83
prophpbb has nothing to do with phpBB and the opposite is also true.

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:48 pm
by Freehand
RMcGirr83 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:46 pm
prophpbb has nothing to do with phpBB and the opposite is also true.
Can I still edit the code or do certain hosting sites not allow that? And I would have to talk to them to get my cpanel login?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:49 pm
by KevC
With those kinds of sites, usually you have no access to change anything at all.

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:51 pm
by Freehand
KevC wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:49 pm
With those kinds of sites, usually you have no access to change anything at all.
I like the site now, Is it possible to just change the hosting service to one that I can edit the code? Or would I have to completley remake the site with a new hosting service?

Re: Can you edit the forum

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:53 pm
by RMcGirr83
These are questions for prophpbb. No one on here can help you with what they may or may not give you. You would, at the least, require a dump of the database as well as a download of the files on the server.