Modification of the forum

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donatas
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Modification of the forum

Post by donatas »

I’m new to this forum software and am seeking advice on customizing my forum.

I am in the process of building a forum with downloads and support for my personal website at [removed].

I’ve downloaded several extensions, including:
  • Collapsible Forum Categories
  • Hotschi's Downloads
  • Pages
  • phpBB SiteMaker
  • Tabs Menu in Index
However, I’m finding the functionality to be quite limited and am struggling to get everything working as envisioned. I’m particularly impressed with the setup of this forum, especially features like:
  • Tabs in content
  • Downloads on the right with software versions
  • Tooltips
  • The aside bar
  • The main menu
I’m aiming to achieve a similar layout and functionality on my forum. Could anyone guide me on which extensions to download or any customizations needed to get my forum closer to the setup seen here? Is it feasible to achieve this using extensions alone, or will I need to delve into more custom development?

Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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danieltj
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Re: Modification of the forum

Post by danieltj »

A lot of the fancy things you see on this forum are custom coded extensions (and MODs maybe?). You'll need to develop these features yourself if you want to copy it onto your own forum. It's not difficult if you have experience with php and HTML but if you're not hot on that stuff then you may want to see if you can get some support in the relevant forums.

You can get help with custom coding here, assuming you want to at least try and develop something yourself but need some code support: viewforum.php?f=641

You can get support for an extension you're writing (again, if you making your own extension and not using someone else's): viewforum.php?f=461

Or lastly, you can post a request in this forum to hire someone to do it all for you: viewforum.php?f=656
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donatas
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Re: Modification of the forum

Post by donatas »

Thank you for your reply! I'll have a look.
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Re: Modification of the forum

Post by Paul »

All pages outside the community based path here are not made within phpBB, but are written mostly in symfony.
The menu on top is just a custom made style for the site.

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