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Duplicate Home page with header, navigation and footer

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by AndyB, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I would like to see the core Xenforo product include a template called HOME for the home page. So when a user clicks the Home tab in the navigation bar it will display a home page with header, navigation, HOME template contents and footer.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the links, Brogan, however those links are asking for a full blown CMS system.

    What I'm asking for is a very simple home page that has a single template called HOME. This HOME template is where one can describe their forum. The sidebar can be optionally included.
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can do that now quite easily using a Page node.
  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Would you be so kind as to explain what you mean by "using a Page node".

    Thank you.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Has a sidebar and custom content.
    Fully integrated with the forum.
    Has a focussed Home tab thanks to Jake's add-on.
    I have actually removed the breadcrumbs otherwise they would be there too.
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Hi Brogan,

    The solutions I have found so far require quite a bit of modifications in order to create a simple Home page that includes a header, navigation and footer.

    I hope others would like a this sort of simple integrated home page built into the core of Xenforo.
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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  9. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    But then the link displays as /community/pages/home/
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  10. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Interesting, I hope that I make it work. Okay stuck on step 1. What do I put in for the URL portion?


    I would like this Home page to be shown when my visitors go to http://www.mysite.com/
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  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  12. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Brogan.
  13. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

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  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no option to create a vanity URL.

    Even with the Route Filter option in 1.2 it wouldn't be possible as you want the home page outside the forum root.

    You will need a custom add-on for that.
  15. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Okay thanks for trying, I do appreciate the effort.

    Hopefully the developers will see a need for this and provide it in the future. There already is an option to make the the first tab the Home page and have it call a simple index.php file, I'm just asking for that page to have a header, navigation and footer.

    Again the Home tab would call:

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  16. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  17. OSEFCE

    OSEFCE New Member

    I created a couple pages, one of them doesn't show my header at all and the other is showing the header at the bottom of the page, any idea why?
  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That would indicate malformed HTML in your page contents.
  19. OSEFCE

    OSEFCE New Member

    If I create a new page and load the page layout and content in the page options why would that impact that? Do I need to add anything to the page options html?

    Here's the page

  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Post your page HTML/CSS here in a code box.

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