XF 1.1 Using an XF Page as forums homepage


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I have had some feedback that forums are "confusing" for newies.
So I am considering using an XF Page to create a "front page."
Here I would explain what we're about, and have simple coloured boxes in a table which take you to key places, with the whole thing prettified up. Each box would explain what its contents are about.
Somerthing like this;

Note across top on returning to this page HOME
Col 1
MY FIRST STEPS Change Avatar / Change Profile / Make hello post.
DOING POSTS Bold Italic. Links. Images. Quoting. Signature.
MY MESSAGES Write a private message/ Check my Inbox/ Alerts
ALL MEMBERS DIRECTORY Members list, Members search and what it tells you.
HOW THINGS WORK Navbar. + various Help pages listed.
Col 2
CONTENTS the full forumlist. What's New? Notifications and Alerts.

But how would I make the basic forum URL point to this page?
So when you use www.mysite.com/forums this is what you get?
Then what would I now use for the forumlist URL instead of www.mysite.com/forums ?


Active member
You would need to name it index.php/index.html or whatever and place it in your forums directory.

Then you'd probably have to rename the xenforo index.php file tos omething like forum.php but check to make sure it supports that.

Or im sure there are modifications available for it.


Well-known member
OK good thanks David - I'm just not sure about messing the main forumlist around.
I'll wait for more advice.