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rxraza
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15 years ago
Can I enclose all forum pages with some master page to have some sort of co-branding with the application under which the forum is housed
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mddubs
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15 years ago
You sure can, there's a lot of information on the site about integrating YAF with an existing application.
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ShinerDraft
15 years ago

You sure can, there's a lot of information on the site about integrating YAF with an existing application.

mddubs wrote:

I'm working on starting up a YAF centered site, and a "Master Page" kinda sounds like something that I have in mind. But I can't say that I envision it being "an existing application" other than the fact that I expect it to be in asp.

What I have in mind is basically a page that looks more like homepage of the website rather than an index of the forums. I'll have various cells placed around that will contain links to news articles, user stats, newest user data, common links, and other relevant information. One of those cells would also have a condensed view of the forum, maybe showing the latest 5 (or 5 most active) posts within each of the subforums... Obviously, this homepage would use the same styles & themes that the actual forum uses so that it's a seamless transition for the users.

Here's a link to a screenshot of something for phpBB that's sorta like what I'm talking about.

http://www.evolution-rpg.com/Image2.jpg 

Are there any applications or plug ins for YAF out there that kinda fit this description? If I just had a few names to search on I think I could work out the rest on my own..

mddubs
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15 years ago
You might want to look into DotNetNuke or talk to Mek about his portal project, he's building a system to generate sites that are very similiar to what you've described.
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