looking for Portal mod for phpbb3[update]help

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stephy7013
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looking for Portal mod for phpbb3[update]help

Post by stephy7013 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:32 pm

Hey dears.
Since the main site is down does anyone know where i can snag a portal mod like this: http://www.invictus-gaming.com.

This is also my first mod install. Should I back up my forums, if so how do I do this. =]]
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kmklr72
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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by kmklr72 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:38 pm

There are 3 portal mods I know of off the top of my head. phpbbportal has many users, but some people say they aren't providing support anymore. Board3 is a good simple portal that I believe is based on phpbbportal. Stargate Portal is probably the biggest portal, with a huge amount of customization options.

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by stephy7013 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:42 pm

kmklr72 wrote:There are 3 portal mods I know of off the top of my head. phpbbportal has many users, but some people say they aren't providing support anymore. Board3 is a good simple portal that I believe is based on phpbbportal. Stargate Portal is probably the biggest portal, with a huge amount of customization options.
Just to clarify, All I want to do is to be able to post pictures and news announcements. I want that to show up on the main page then if you click the picture it will just redirect you to forums. I don't know if this is a hard thing to setup or not.

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by KeithR » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:49 pm

The forum portal you are trying to replicate http://www.invictus-gaming.com. is running phpbb2.x.x not phpbb3.x.x so you might not get exactly what you want. kmklr72 has posted some very good portals that work with 3.0.x :)

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by stephy7013 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:54 pm

The Bad Toad wrote:The forum portal you are trying to replicate http://www.invictus-gaming.com. is running phpbb2.x.x not phpbb3.x.x so you might not get exactly what you want. kmklr72 has posted some very good portals that work with 3.0.x :)
Yeah there stuff is super old, I'm only looking for something simaler. I looked at the first one. I see how it should work, I just dont want all the funny stuff on the sides(i dont know if that is their layout or the portal) I am just scared as it's the first time i'm trying a mod.

Do portals automatically show up as the main page? or do I have to like change all the codes.. Thats all I am scared of, I hate to have to bug everyone on here so much cause im a newb.
Last one, Should I backup my forums, if so how do i do that?

This is my site btw if it helps: http://www.ilterendi-gaming.com

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by stephy7013 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:00 pm

Oh jeez. I am looking at Board3..
A lot is in German, I cant exactly find teh "portalmod" itself. The other website doesn't load for me. =x

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by KeithR » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:01 pm

I use board3 portal on my site and I'm very happy with it.
As for backing up your forum you can do this through the ACP and you should also backup your database via your cpanel, usually under phpmyadmin. This link gives you a guide on how to do this: http://www.marshalrusty.com/phpBB/kb/mo ... yadmin.jpg

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by kmklr72 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:07 pm

Here is the post with the download for Board3 PortalBoard3. As for not having side blocks, in the portal_body.html template file that the mod includes, just delete the lines that include the block right and block left template files. The include statements should look like this:

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<!-- INCLUDE [template_file] -->
Just replace [template_file] with the block template files.

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3

Post by stephy7013 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:17 pm

Thanks a lot. =]] I am gonna try and figure out how to update this guy now. and thank you about the backing up of the forums. =]]

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Re: looking for Portal mod for phpbb3[update]help

Post by stephy7013 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:00 am

I cant find any guides on google since the normal phpbb forums are down, How do i install this mod? Everything is backed up, and saved so im ready!

Also:
Will my current style still show up!?

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