Mark, I hope it is ok to message you directly...

Your article:
Add this code underneath whatever is already in your .htaccess file.
You will also need to replace www.yoursite.com and yoursite with your site's root url.

Code:
RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite\.com$ RewriteRule (.*) http://www.yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^$ forum/home [L]
Once you have saved and uploaded your edited .htaccess file, try visiting your root URL (www.yoursite.com) and you should be redirected to your new home page!

I tried this code in mine and it totally broke the site, I must not be understanding you correctly.

At the top where the code reads "RewriteEngine on"

I replaced it with:
RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^syfydesigns\.com$ RewriteRule (.*) http://www.syfydesigns.com/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^$ home [L] This didn't work the intended page was syfydesigns.com/home If you have a moment to advise me, much appreciated sir.