Could anyone please help me with this.. or at least point me in the right direction to make the following possible. I am looking to display x amount of posts (lets say 5 for now).. on my custom home page in which i have created with a custom .php file that is displaying within the XF wrapper as my homepage..
I don't want / need a full blown cms setup, but would like to be able to display a simple "Latest News" section on my front page, these news items would be posted in the forums within a private forum or normal forum and i could then display the topics or replies as single items on the front page.. without complicating things.. basically something similar to xenPorta 9http://8wayrun.com).
A little like how the xenPorta front page portal posts are shown is what i am really looking to do but without going to the extent of creating a addon for this.
Cheers in Advance to any assistance on this topic.. I understand a lot of people posts questions here and are never seen or heard from again once they get what they want, i would like to point out i am not like that and will be contributing to xf myself as best i can.