I suggest adding a Home page entry field on the Board settings ACP page. If a URL were entered there, two things would change:
- A Site home link would be added to the breadcrumb list ahead of the Board index link.
- The board's logo would link to the Web site's home page instead of the Board Index.
If nothing were entered in the Home page entry field, phpBB would behave as it does today.
Just that simple change would acknowledge that many boards coexist with other pages and aren't stand-alone forums. This would be simpler for people who don't need (or want) a Portal MOD (although Portal MODs could also use this, making the portal page the home page).