talk2d — 2013-03-07T09:27:37-05:00 — #1
Hi, I'm serious about a forum start up just like sitepoint but in another niche entirely in my country. Please can anyone please just explain how sitepoint was able to make the home page a wordpress blog type before a user can then click on to forum.
I will also be purchasing Vbulletin 5. I want my homepage to be like a wordpress blog just like sitepoint.com then user too can later click to go to forum.How much customization and software do i need. I will appreciate your response.
dpwilliams — 2013-03-07T10:49:55-05:00 — #2
To do this you will need a wordpress install on the root domain...then just create a folder...perhaps call it forum...then install the forum in its own folder...lastly you will want to link to it from the navigation on your root domain...
Hope this helps...
talk2d — 2013-03-07T23:50:53-05:00 — #3
Thanks. Do i really need a lot of customization?
dpwilliams — 2013-03-08T00:45:31-05:00 — #4
The main website uses a Wordpress theme...called Thesis...it is a premium theme...most of the customization of a Wordpress site comes from the theme used...there are tons available both free and paid.
Just do a google search for "Wordpress Thesis Theme" to learn more about this particular theme...
heymalc — 2013-03-08T03:16:08-05:00 — #5
Here is the link to Thesis theme:
FYI there were big changes with version 2 - which came out fairly recently. A lot of people are sticking with version 1.85. I certainly am for now. Just so you know