Inegration of phpBB into Graphene theme?

  • sanuja.com

    #4890

    While I was reading through these Graphene support, I came across this site; http://igloo.refreshcartridges.co.uk/forum/

    I think he used to have this theme or something.

    Anyway, how did he integrate the phpBB forum system into his wordpress theme? I would like to do the same with Graphene theme.

    Thank you.

    sanuja.com

    #29716

    I think I found my own answer… 🙂 You cannot integrate it to wordpress at all. But you can create a theme that looks like part of the site. Am I right?

    But he is still uing the Graphene software.

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    Syahir Hakim

    #29717
    Quote:
    I think I found my own answer… 🙂 You cannot integrate it to wordpress at all. But you can create a theme that looks like part of the site. Am I right?

    Correct. phpBB is just too complex to integrate into WP. It’s much easier to create modify a phpBB theme to mirror the look of your WordPress theme than trying to integrate it. I’ve done this before for a client:

    http://www.hervecuisine.com/

    http://www.hervecuisine.com/forum/

    sanuja.com

    #29718
    Quote:
    I think I found my own answer… 🙂 You cannot integrate it to wordpress at all. But you can create a theme that looks like part of the site. Am I right?

    Correct. phpBB is just too complex to integrate into WP. It’s much easier to create modify a phpBB theme to mirror the look of your WordPress theme than trying to integrate it. I’ve done this before for a client:

    http://www.hervecuisine.com/

    http://www.hervecuisine.com/forum/

    Thanks for the reply… Wow, what a great example of nice flow. I found this video, but it is too much work in my opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzShhtkzEk

    Do know, if I edit the code in phpBB, what happens when an update for phpBB comes across? Do I lose all my customization? Thanks for your insight.

    sanuja.com

    #29719

    I have one more question for you Syahir… Did you copy the header and footer data from from the WP theme files and pasted it on the phpBB? OR did you do it in some other way?

    Thanks.

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    Syahir Hakim

    #29720

    No, because all the functions used in the theme files are defined in the WordPress files, which isn’t loaded in phpBB. Instead, I copy the generated HTML when you view the page in the WordPress site.

    sanuja.com

    #29721
    Quote:
    No, because all the functions used in the theme files are defined in the WordPress files, which isn’t loaded in phpBB. Instead, I copy the generated HTML when you view the page in the WordPress site.

    Thank you…. I am learning as you go kind of guy. I don’t have any formal training, but since I was a kid I learn from trial and error. Thanks for the advice.

    Also this means that I could have the phpBB installed on a separate folder outside the WordPress install folder and yet can use the Graphene CSS and style right? For example, I installed the phpBB at http://sanuja.com/forum/ but my Graphene is at http://sanuja.com/blog/

    Thanks.

    sanuja.com

    #29722

    Anyone here knows why my forum is shifted to one side? http://sanuja.com/forum/

    I was doing what coders called “stripping” which is pretty much copying and pasting codes from WP theme to the BB Press. Any advice would be great.

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    Syahir Hakim

    #29723

    Add container_16 class to both the <div id="container"> element and <div id="footer"> element.

    sanuja.com

    #29724
    Quote:
    Add container_16 class to both the <div id=”container”> element and <div id=”footer”> element.

    Oops, THANKS Syahir. Somehow I was able to fix the issue with out doing this. Wired. I didn’t check here for few hours debugging it. But I will take your advice and add this and may be it will fix the top bar and the drop down menu.

    So far I have to fix. If you know why this is happening, let me know… I tried,

    #nav,#content {
    margin: 0 auto;
    width: 960px;}

    to fix the menu issue and it didn’t work. 🙁

    1. the Social Bar b/c the icons are hiding

    2. the drop down menu, which won’t appear for some reason. I know the drop down menu items are there, but not showing up on the main page.

    And another thing… I am learning as I fix these. Too bad the entire forum will be gone in next few weeks. I am just doing this to learn coding and CSS for fun during school break.

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