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    How can I customize the layout of VB? I'd like to add a welcom blurb to the front page and maybe some graphics.

    I would also like customize the layout to display different items in the menu bar or to show various content on the front page like News or Blogs.



  • #2
    You have a lot of reading to do (that's a very broad question)

    Here is as good a place to start as any:

    then read up on grids, layout manager, widgets and stylevars. I hate getting answers like the one I just gave, but someone else would have come along with the same answer.

    Hints to get you started :

    Grid - how many columns / rows on CMS "front page"
    Layout Manager - fill your grid with widgets and content
    Widgets - placed on the "front page" - there are widgets to show latest posts, latest blogs, etc.
    News / Articles - you can pull (promote) content from your forums or blogs or create from CMS. (primary content area in layout manager)

    Sorry if my answer is vague or overly simplistic - it just sounds as if you are just in the initial set-up phase. All apologies if that isn't the case.


    • #3
      you might also check out the vb modding site,
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      • #4
        A bit off topic, but you might want to use the latest version of vb as it is best to keep your forum up to dated witht he latest version, security-wise.


        widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.