I hired a fellow to build me a web site using WP-United and phpbb. I have read on the boards that this is a simple process and these programs should work together seamlessly. My guy that I hired was not able to fix the log ins to work correctly so he hired a programmer friend to do some coding on the site. I am not sure why he had to do this or what he did. Now he is telling me that I am not able to add any mods at all. He said that the coding keeps me from adding any mods to the site.
This is very concerning to me. He has the most simple captcha mod installed and the things that I am reading about spam just scare me to death.
I have run a very successful site on Proboards but want to have my own site now so that I can get the income from the ads.
I want to combine my current site with another site that I like and build one that to me is the perfect site.
Here is my current site on Proboards: http://www.mysticmayhem.net
Here is the other site : http://www.freerealmsinsider.com
I want a site that has a news/home page and a forums.
Here is the site that the guy built for me that I cannot add any mods to:
Now.. my question is.. I have only had sites on hosted sites like Proboards before so I don't have a lot of knowledge about the ftp and installation of web sites. Apparently I am great at managing a forum very successfully but as far as building one, it scares me silly!
Should I be considering building this myself, since I can't find anyone who knows about phpbb or should I just try and forget about my dream website?