I've been running my sight since like April with just an index page.
& I would like to create a Home page sharing the latest cool stuff happening on the site etc...
I'm assuming I do this here.
Script Name for Forum Home Page
This option allows you to set the script name of the page that acts as your forum home page. By default this will be 'index' (meaning index.php but you may want to call it 'forum' or whatever else you like for your own purposes.
If you change this value you must manually rename the forumhome PHP script to match the new value
But I dont know how & I dont wanna mess up my site..
That demo is about what I want but I would like to be able to add Pics & stuff like if I do a Picture of the month or something I would want to post it on the home page.
so what do I need to do....( Man I hope this is simple )
Actually I favor the webTemplates hack at .org to vBAdvanced. It's much easier to use.
I just want what ever is easist to work & add to my site, & since as I stated I'm PC retarded, It dont matter what one I get as long as it let me up load pics on the main page & has all the stuff VB advance has on it..
I don't know about drawing from threads and stuff like that... I haven't used it for that purpose, so I can't really say. It takes on your forum skin and graphics like vBA does. And anyone with permissions can edit the pages right from the page, without going into the ACP. Beyond that, I don't know
I can really relate to the PC challenged feeling. When I went for this, I was clueless. However, the tutorials/manuals got me through just fine. Just read every step twice and then go for it!
I'm really glad I went through the experience - I now understand so much more of how this all works, and I'm steadily learning how to tweak things the way I want it.
You have one BIG advantage over me. You already know about vBulletin-FAQ! At the time I didn't, and I just know it would have really helped when I was scratching my head - like how to transfer all those files It's actually quite simple, like everything once you know how.
This really is a friendly, helpful place I wouldn't be surprised if you're already getting offers to do the upgrade for you. but that's up to you.
I'd like to recommend vBa - mainly because the installation process is so similar to installing the vB forum software. And also because you can experiment without breaking too much stuff
As a total noob going into this, the combination worked for me.