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External pages

#1
pre sales question:
can I create external pages?

as an exmaple, with MyBB I can do this:
PHP:
<?php

define("IN_MYBB", 1);
define("KILL_GLOBALS", 1);
require "global.php";

add_breadcrumb("testing", "testing.php");

$template = '<html>
<head>
<title>testing</title>
{$headerinclude}
</head>
<body>
{$header}
Put your content Here.
{$footer}
</body>
</html>';

// This replace is important!
$template = str_replace("\\'", "'", addslashes($template));

eval("\$page = \"".$template."\";");

output_page($page);
?>
thanks for your help.
 
#3
More to the point I would like to have a different index page.

My thinking is install the forums in /forums/ and have an index.php which I can write custom code in, placed in my webroot.

Much like how xenforo.com is organized, but I like to use the forum header and footer etc
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#8

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#9
This is too vague.
What exactly do you want ?

I suggest you use XenCarta
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/8wayrun-com-xencarta-lite-wiki.7589/

examples:
8wayrun.com: Wiki , a page in the wiki.
fierceboard.com: Wiki , a page in the wiki.

Alternatively, you can use Xenforo's native Pages, but instead of the page appearing under a highlighted forums tab, you can Pick each page appears under.
I tried viewing the link provided ( http://xenforo.com/community/threads/8wayrun-com-xencarta-lite-wiki.7589/ ) but am unable to read the images nor download the zip file. When I try I receive a XenForo permissions error. I have received this same error when trying to view screenshots on other threads as well. Can someone plz adjust my account so I can view screenshots?

Error -->

XenForo Community - Error


You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.
 

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#11
No.

I would suggest allowing all registered users to view those documents. I am very interested in purchasing the XenForo product and the sole reason I have not done so yet is I have no html/css knowledge or experience. I need to build the Home Page and a couple other pages. If I can find a way with XenForo to do that, I will be a customer immediately. That article appears it might be helpful in that regard.

I could ask for an exception for myself, but it seems likely others would benefit from viewing those screenshots as well.
 

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#13
Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

I have spent a lot of time the past couple days reviewing this forums, trying to balance all the pro's and con's of choosing XenForo as my forum solution. Based on what you have shared about XenPorta being able to make a home page, I am 99% sure I will purchase XenForo. If I could actually see those screenshots or some web pages created by XenPorta (ideally 100% created by XenPorta without any alterations), then I can finalize my decision.
 

GofD

Well-known member
#14
Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

I have spent a lot of time the past couple days reviewing this forums, trying to balance all the pro's and con's of choosing XenForo as my forum solution. Based on what you have shared about XenPorta being able to make a home page, I am 99% sure I will purchase XenForo. If I could actually see those screenshots or some web pages created by XenPorta (ideally 100% created by XenPorta without any alterations), then I can finalize my decision.
I think DigitalDoctor has given you a couple of sites for reference.

XenPorta would be what you use for a Home Page.
It requires no HTML experience.
XenCarta would be good for making documents.
Xenforo has native Pages as well. Read here. Demo Page here.

Site Demo: http://www.8wayrun.com - uses XenPorta as the HomePage and uses XenCarta as the wiki.

There are plenty of good options for making a Home Page with Xenforo.
There's no requirement to be a license holder to visit: http://www.8wayrun.com or http://www.8wayrun.com/wiki/sophitia/
 

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#16
My apologies.

I viewed the 8wayrun site and even noticed at the bottom it said (c)XenPorta but it had so many elements I assumed (probably wrongly so) that perhaps the basic site was made from XenPorta then the creator made manual changes which would be outside my level of expertise.

At this point I think I'll just take the leap into the world of XenForo and hope things work out. Thanks for all the info you shared.

PS. I still think it would be helpful to allow all forum users to view the screenshots in the member's only section. What's the point of allowing users to read all the posts in a thread but not see the screenshots?
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#17
PS. I still think it would be helpful to allow all forum users to view the screenshots in the member's only section. What's the point of allowing users to read all the posts in a thread but not see the screenshots?
I think so as well.
I think XF.com wanted to restrict downloading the Addons (.zip) ... but was unable to give permission to images but not .zip files.
Regardless, if you want a site which has a great forum ... xenforo is your choice.

Another choice for Home Page is: Wordpress
Bridge - http://xenforo.com/community/threads/wordpress-3-bridge.5398/
Style - http://xenforo.com/community/threads/wordpress-dynamic-theme-wpxencss.12057/
 
#18
I never did get xenporta working .. so coded my own.

still .. I think the easiest solution would be to allow a developer to <?php include("header.php"); ?> or something similar.
in the word press world I can do
Code:
<?php
require_once('./wp-config.php');
$wp->init();
$wp->parse_request();
$wp->register_globals();

get_header();
echo "random text";
get_footer();
?>