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How do I add a "Homepage" on my forum site

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by iEagle, May 23, 2016.

  1. iEagle

    iEagle New Member


    My sincere apologies if I sounded dumb as it's simply because I am totally brand new on setting up a forum.

    My plan is to set up a forum site that is somewhat similar to Xenforo's website format i.e. I would like to have a "Home tab" that provides some brief details of my forum and and follow by another "Forum tab" that would bring the user to my forum.

    I am about to sign up my hosting and usually, these hosting companies will provide Content Management Systems such as Wordpress, Joomla etc for me to use. I have used Wordpress before but I have never done a forum on Wordpress powered site before, not to mentioned to integrate Xenforo into the Wordpress powered site.

    At such, would be grateful if any kind souls could provide me a pointer or 2 on what do I need to do to have that "Home Tab" on my forum site.

    Thank you very much in advance.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are various ways of doing it.
    The simplest is to have a static page and manually created content.

    Some people use WordPress and a bridge to XF.

    Alternatively, you can use a page node and simple add-on - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/cta-home-page.5029/

    Or a comprehensive portal add-on.
  3. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    Can we make a new page node and paste our html/php code into it? And link to custom css?
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  4. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Well-Known Member

  5. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    You can integrate a fully custom page into XenForo, yes.

    Example: https://www.apantic.com - raw HTML/PHP implemented within XenForo

    It requires basic custom development and I may release ours for you (free) if this is what you're looking for. It's pretty basic.
    JustinHawk likes this.
  6. 90s

    90s Member

    I would be interested in this. I am also new to the forums and have been looking for something like you have here.
  7. Jarvis

    Jarvis Member

    If you still have this, I'd love to have access.

    Exactly what I'm looking for in my project.
  8. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I'll release it later today.
    Jarvis likes this.
  9. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Here you go: https://github.com/Apantic/custom-html-page/archive/master.zip

    Read the README.md for installation/setup instructions and limitations (you can only have 1 HTML page. This is because we used this for a HTML homepage within XenForo, so that was our use case).
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  10. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Something I forgot for this version. Please redownload (same link) and install normally.


    All information you need should be there.

    Review the resource if it helped you: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/custom-html-page-for-homepage.5332/
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As this is the pre-sales forum, any further support questions should be posted in the relevant forum or thread.
    Jarvis and Robust like this.

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