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How to integrate forum into website?

Postby jiapei100 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:30 am

Hi,

I'm wondering how can I integrate my forum into my website?

As we may have noticed that "http://www.phpbb.com/community/index.php" is well integrated into the framework of "http://www.phpbb.com/".

But, my forum "http://forum.visionopen.com/index.php" occupies the entire screen.
How can I integrate it into my website at "http://www.visionopen.com/" ?


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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby shugert » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:42 pm

what you need to do is edit the following files inside template folder:
overall_header.php
overall_footer.php
and the CSS files

for instance if you have all your CSS for your site you can copy the div for the header and add it to the top of overall_header.php and copy the CSS you used for it on the main CSS of the phpBB forum adn voila! same thing with the footer.

you may need to add more CSS code to fit yoru needs and make some mods. if you like i can help you with that just send me a pm.

have a good one!
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:56 am

shugert wrote:what you need to do is edit the following files inside template folder:
overall_header.php
overall_footer.php
and the CSS files

for instance if you have all your CSS for your site you can copy the div for the header and add it to the top of overall_header.php and copy the CSS you used for it on the main CSS of the phpBB forum adn voila! same thing with the footer.

you may need to add more CSS code to fit yoru needs and make some mods. if you like i can help you with that just send me a pm.

have a good one!

actually those are html files not php files.

yourphpbb/styles/yourstyle/template/overall_header.html
etc,
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Neff » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:48 am

Is it possible to include PHP in the overall header and footer, this used to be possible in v2 via a mod but I can't find any equivalent information for v3, searches here just find me the v2 information.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby ClassicBicycles » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:30 am

Hi,
I'm looking to do exactly the same thing.
I tried using frames but it doesn't work, I think this is the better way to go. I just need to figure this way out. my site uses a file named "template_subwoofer.html" which controls the header on the site, I would like the forum to show up right under this header.
here is the site for reference:
http://classicbicycles.comuv.com/
here is the forum:
http://classicbicycles.comuv.com/phpBB3/
perfect would be to click the Forum link at the top of the page and instead of the link there now the page had the forum under the header.
any help you are willing to give is appreciated, please be patient with me I'm very new to this website building thing.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Christian 2.0 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:51 pm

Neff wrote:Is it possible to include PHP in the overall header and footer, this used to be possible in v2 via a mod but I can't find any equivalent information for v3, searches here just find me the v2 information.


Yes.

Firstly you need to enable the "PHP in templates" option in admin panel: Admin Panel => General Tab => Server Configuration => Security Settings =>.

Then you can use PHP in the following format:
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<!-- PHP --> echo "Bertie Dance"; <!-- ENDPHP -->


As opposed to what you'd use in a regular .php page:
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<?php echo "Bertie Dance"?>
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Neff » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:10 pm

Excellent - thank you - I shall experiment.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Forze » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:25 am

Hi,
I'm new to this site & I'm looking for help,
I have a php forum which I wish to integrate into my website or combine the 2 somehow
at the moment I have a forum page button on my menu but it doesn't look good being forwarded
to an external site plus the themes don't match :(

ClassicBicycles posted about the same thing & seems to have got it sorted by looking
at the links in his post, this is exactly what im after :)

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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Forze » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:01 pm

is this an active site? :(
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Sardiini » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:24 am

i have same problem, i tried to do some config but could do it, nothing changed.

Can some one please guide me by some pics or somehow, im a brick, i know.

Im new at php and just started to do homepage. Ty.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Forze » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:31 pm

Sardiini, it looks like this forum is either inactive or they dont give a crap about us m8 :roll:
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby lithosphere » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:16 pm

^^ or it could be that what you're asking has already been answered in this post and various other topics.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Forze » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:04 pm

I disagree with that statement (well partly) as i dont think this post helps me, which is
why i've come here to look for help / advice.

It's funny that i've waited patiently for a few days for a reply, but as soon as i make a comment
about activity & what could be considered a 'dig' at the site/community help, theres a reply within
45minutes... & it had no help in it ...merely a smartarse remark

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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby lithosphere » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:15 pm

well start your own thread rather then gank someone's thread. Obviously you don't understand the above posts cause the answer is there.
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Re: How to integrate forum into website?

Postby Christian 2.0 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:50 pm

Forze wrote:Sardiini, it looks like this forum is either inactive or they dont give a crap about us m8 :roll:

When I recently integrated the forum on my site into my site design, it took 4 hours. It's not that the forum is inactive, or "us not giving a crap", it's that what you're asking takes far too long and is beyond the scope of a styles support forum.

You're not asking support for a problem, you're essentially asking how to do something that people normally charge for, for free. With all due respect, nobody is going to post a list of step-by-step instructions on how to do this, as it varies for every site, and as I said before, takes far too long.
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