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phpBB starter project question

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I am new to phpBB so I am posting questions to learn more. I am in need of community forum software where users can register and login. I am also in need of building a website with many pages that integrates with the authentication of the community forums (if possible). When I look at the home page for https://www.phpbb.com/, I see several pages (About, Downloads, Customise, Support...) and I also see the community forums appears to be built in to the site and not two separate websites.

I am looking for a web framework or starter project that enables me to develop one to many custom pages, and have a community forums, and allow users who login/register with the forums to also access the pages of my website via authentication/authorization. Is phpBB a solution that will allow me to do all of this? Or is phpBB a solution that is only the community forums portion of my needs?

I have seen other websites that appear to be built in WordPress but their forums is a separate site like vBulletin. When I look at the https://www.phpbb.com/ site, the additional pages as well as the forums all seem to be one integrated site.

Thanks for any help!

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Hi,

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mule52 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:47 pm
When I look at the home page for https://www.phpbb.com/, I see several pages (About, Downloads, Customise, Support...) and I also see the community forums appears to be built in to the site and not two separate websites.
This site actually separates the software (phpBB) and the rest of the site.

If you are looking to add additional pages to phpBB, you could use the pages extension.

You could also achieve the same thing through custom coding, which we have a forum dedicated specifically for those who wish to add/modify code to phpBB (phpBB Custom Coding).
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The phpBB.com site is completly seperate from the forums. The only thing that is the same (For most pages) is the style we use.
We are using symfony for most of our pages outside phpBB. Some of them are pretty static, others have a bunch of dynamic content.
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For static pages there is the official phpBB "Pages" extension, or for more complex dynamic pages have a look at this knowledge base article: https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... -to-phpbb/

My board uses the method outlined in the KB, there's a link in my signature below if you want to have a look to see what is possible.
My phpBB styles: phpbbstyles.oo.gd
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