Is it hard to make a MOD???

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Neon_
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Re: Is it hard to make a MOD???

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To start I would focus on learning some PHP first (the language PHP, and most dynamic sites are mainly written in), and then start tearing through phpBB to see how their custom functions and things work. Once you think you have a general understanding of what at least some of it does, just start changing or making you're own small things for you're board. Any small change you make is technically a MOD, no one can really tell you how to start without knowing what specifically it is you are trying to do.
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Re: Is it hard to make a MOD???

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vigge_swe wrote:I get like 1 visitor a day.
What is your forum about? Where is it located?

You should look into writing some meta tags in an HTML file named index.html and place it with the index.php file, but include a reroute to the index.

Something like this:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Welcome</title>
<!-- xhtml 1.0 Transitional file writen by: Matt Cable; www.mattcable.net //-->
<!-- Be sure that you replace the path to an appropriate one for redirection. //-->

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;URL=../phpBB3/index.php" />
<meta name="keywords" content="enter your keywords following each with a comma" />
<meta name="description" content="Enter a description for your site." />
<meta name="copyright" content="Insert copyright information." />'
<style type="text/css">
body {
                 background-color: black;
                 font-face: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serrif;
                 font-size: 18pt;
                 color: red;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p align="center">You will be redirected to the site in 5 seconds.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</body>
</html>

If you have a front page and you would like for this to route there place the front page inside of a folder and set the file path in the line:

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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;URL=../phpBB3/index.php" />
I have one set-up to point to a front page located in a folder called /Welcome/ on kypagans.com

Go do a Google Search using Ky Pagans and you will see what this does.

The file must be named index.html and must be the only index.html file in your public_html directory. You can set it to go where ever you need it to go to on your site. You can also change the 5 in

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content="5;URL=
to a different number for a different amount of seconds before redirection. I only place it as five so that a Google Bot or other web crawler indeed has time to read the META tags.

You might also try getting a MySpace page to help with advertising.
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Re: Is it hard to make a MOD???

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Get a copy of Larry Ullman's book PHP & MySql for Dynamic Websites.... it's an excellent book for learning.
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