The buttons are easy thanks to Jake. http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-to-add-a-new-tab-in-the-navbar.7781/
I want all the main content (including the top and bottom breadboxes) to be replaced with some sort of table (or object filled with text). The QuickSearch box would remain. Suggestions? I certainly don't want to tackle anything like Xenporta or Wordpress etc. I'm thinking along the lines of a new template that replaces the normal main content. Some form of hard coding would be OK.