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    I have already asked this in this thread http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...s-in-VB4-Suite but as the OP has been answered by the vB Team I thought it would be quicker to get an answer by starting a new thread.

    Anyway, as Wayne Luke commented on the URL References in the vB4 Suite I am still not too sure what this means for my site.

    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    The problem for me it that I wanted the vB4 CMS home page to be my sites main home page such as http://www.mydomain.com/index.php

    Does this mean I will need to have a separate home page at http://www.mydomain.com/index.php with a link to the forum CMS home page at http://www.mydomain.com/content.php which then contains the link to the forums at http://www.mydomain.com/forum.php ? Or can the URL references be easily altered to accommodate what I am wanting to achieve?

    I only upgraded to the suite because I thought I could use the CMS as my home page, otherwise I could have just used wordpress or similar and had a link to the forums from there.

    Note: I can't use the scroll bar while typing a post in IE8 and also Google Spell Checker screws everything up when turned on. AND whats with Times New Roman font in post preview, yet once posted it's Verdana or something.

    Thanks
    Last edited by iMatt; Sat 24 Oct '09, 6:43pm.
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    Originally posted by iMatt View Post

    Does this mean I will need to have a separate home page at http://www.mydomain.com/index.php with a link to the forum CMS home page at http://www.mydomain.com/content.php which then contains the link to the forums at http://www.mydomain.com/forum.php ? Or can the URL references be easily altered to accommodate what I am wanting to achieve?

    I only upgraded to the suite because I thought I could use the CMS as my home page, otherwise I could have just used wordpress or similar and had a link to the forums from there.
    Surely not!! The CMS must be in your root surely, if not this is a serious error and i'll stick with phpportals or wordpress.

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    • #3
      Can someone from the vB Team please answer this?
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      • #4
        AFAIK the answer is no right now - at least not without modifications. Still trying to get further clarification. Sorry for the delay.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
          AFAIK the answer is no right now - at least not without modifications. Still trying to get further clarification. Sorry for the delay.
          Whats AFAIK?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bizstudent View Post
            Whats AFAIK?
            As Far As I Know
            General Discussion Forum

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              AFAIK the answer is no right now - at least not without modifications. Still trying to get further clarification. Sorry for the delay.
              Oops... that's quite an oversight.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                AFAIK the answer is no right now - at least not without modifications. Still trying to get further clarification. Sorry for the delay.
                OMG, our sites require two home pages? So a visitor finds my sites home page, then clicks a link to the Forum CMS and then clicks a link to the Forums?

                I thought the purpose of the CMS was to provide our site with a informational home page at http://www.mysite.com/index.php , If that's not the case then I have just wasted money on the suite
                Last edited by iMatt; Sat 24 Oct '09, 7:48pm. Reason: Removed some fury from my post ;-p
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by iMatt View Post
                  OMG are you serious? Why on earth would our sites require two home pages? So a visitor finds my sites home page, then clicks a link to the Forum CMS and then clicks a link to the Forums, WTF?

                  I thought the purpose of the CMS was to provide our site with a informational home page at http://www.mysite.com/index.php , If that's not the case then I have just wasted money on the suite because you guys did not provide enough information at presale about this, and am not happy at all

                  BTW if this can't be done, I WILL BE MAKING A PAYPAL CLAIM AND GETTING MY MONEY BACK!
                  Because changing the homepage url is just so hard.

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                  • #10
                    It is possible... but would require an additional index.php file in your webroot, which would need to call the content.php file from your forums directory. Not really a big deal - just a couple of lines of PHP.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iMatt View Post
                      OMG are you serious? Why on earth would our sites require two home pages? So a visitor finds my sites home page, then clicks a link to the Forum CMS and then clicks a link to the Forums, WTF?

                      I thought the purpose of the CMS was to provide our site with a informational home page at http://www.mysite.com/index.php , If that's not the case then I have just wasted money on the suite because you guys did not provide enough information at presale about this, and am not happy at all

                      BTW if this can't be done, I WILL BE MAKING A PAYPAL CLAIM AND GETTING MY MONEY BACK!
                      Uh, I would recommend calming down. As I said I will get further clarification. And as we have repeatedly said this is a Beta version with a lot of rough edges..
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                      • #12
                        It's called just put everything in the root directory. It's kind of redundant to have /forum/forum.php, no?

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                        • #13
                          Oh hai.

                          PHP Code:
                          <?php

                          chdir
                          ('./forum');
                          require_once(
                          './content.php');

                          ?>

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                          • #14
                            The easiest way as it stands at the moment, bearing in mind this is a Beta, not a Gold release - therefore it will probably change before the public release.

                            index.php (a simple call to the forum directory for the content.php is all that is needed)
                            /forums/blog.php
                            /forums/forum.php
                            /forums/content.php

                            So, you could use the same layout as you do, if you use vBa CMPS, and have the index.php file outside the forum root.

                            But, this would only be required if the Beta does not change between now and Gold - I would not worry about simple things like this.

                            Oh, nice one squall14716 exactly what I was referring too.

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                            • #15
                              vBulletin team can learn a thing or two from Brian, a coder behind vBAdvanced.

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