About to purchase a license in the next few days.. I sold my license a while back so i have a little exp with XF..
What i want to do is create a custom front page, within the XF wrapper (Header) my custom stuff (Footer) so that the Home tab displays my custom content.. would also like to have the sidebar active but that is not a big deal if it can't be displayed..
Now i use to use the XenPorta addon for the custom front page / home tab.. this produced a nice clean home page url: mtsite.com/ whereas if i recall using the static page as a home page this created a ugly'ish home page url: mysite.com/pages/index/ <-- or something like that..
Without using static pages and or the XenPorta addon.. How can i create a custom front page without using addons ? or would it be hard to create a addon like XenPorta but without all the blocks etc..
Thanks in Advance for any assistance on this matter.. Really want to use XF as my base platform / forums but I need a custom home page and within the XF wrapper so the site is unified.