david63 wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:22 pm
One point to add, no matter what software you decide on, is - DO NOT USE YOUR HOST'S "ONE CLICK" INSTALL
. These are prone to numerous problems which can make life difficult.
True. Had issue with the godaddy's package. It was easy to install but the database prefix is strange. So stay away from it. Just download and install. Not that complicated.
No matter what package you end up selecting, you'll become an expert in it the minute you start playing with the codes.
I have never tried another system so I have no clue how complex they are.
phpbb2 code was easier to mess around with. I had fun with it... added lots of custom pages without following the proper rules of separating the php codes from the templates. Just too complicated.
Made an effort once and wrote one mod. I don't remember if I submitted it for approval; but a few guys installed it anyway. I knew it wouldn't pass the test although I was trying to comply with the coding rules.
This is what prevents me from creating mods and extensions. I had great custom features at my site but the coding style doesn't follow normal phpbb procedure.
I find it easier to writeg 1 php file with everything in it. Done.
(example: the SkanContest: http://www.tennisgamers.com/board/slams ... kanCanTest
Don't do that though. Learn the proper way of coding phpbb.
Now getting used to phpbb3. Not a fun of the html codes like <!--- IF bla blah --->. Would have rather loved a human readable code like twig that looks more like pseudo code. But hey, I am in ... so.
Get phpbb and learn how to apply mods and extensions. All will be fine.