When someone browse to http://mywebsite/ , I would like them to see the "Unread Posts" page (or "Recent Posts" page for guests). By doing that, I will immediately catch the interest of a new visitor. It's about lowering the threshold since web visitors by nature are very lazy and they don't want to drill down into the forum hierarcy to find out if there is something interesting for them to read.
Ideally I would like the list of unread posts show up when I enter http://mywebsite/ or when I the click the "Forums" main meny item. Unread posts would then be the initial forum view as well as the web site root. Further I would need a sub menu item (belonging the the Forum main menu item) to see the list of all forums (http://mywebsite/forums/)
I would like to listen with you guys what is the best way to achieve the above described function. Thanks in advance, your help is highly appreciated.
While waiting for a better solution I've set up the following in Basic Board Information:
Index Page Route : find-new/posts
Home Page URL : http://mywebsite/
Currently going to http://mywebsite/ or clicking the the Home menu item both redirects to
http://mywebsite/find-new/6867/posts (The number keeps changing from time to another). The URL in the web browser changes. (I wish it would still show http://mywebsite/ )
Clicking the Forums menu item will of course still show the list of all my forums.
I've also tried to set Index Page Route to "find-new/34/posts". It works somewhat better because the URL in the browser is not changed. I realize though that the number "34" should not be hard coded as it's dynamic and will not be correct.