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foreverloved
post Oct 3 2010, 06:17 PM
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A lot of websites with forums have their homepage show the posts from a News section on their homepage. I assume this automatically updates as a new post is made in the given section. I'm wondering how I can go about setting that up in Dreamweaver.

Here are some examples of what I'd like to achieve:
www.aftermathlb.com
http://bloodlegion.com/wow/
http://www.vodka-guild.net/


Can anybody explain or point to a guide that would help me?

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Darin McGrew
post Oct 3 2010, 08:17 PM
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How are you generating your home page? Is it a static HTML document, or is it generated by a program that could extract data from your forum?


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post Oct 3 2010, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Oct 3 2010, 08:17 PM) *

How are you generating your home page? Is it a static HTML document, or is it generated by a program that could extract data from your forum?



I'm building it in Dreamweaver and the forum is phpBB3.
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post Oct 4 2010, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE(foreverloved @ Oct 4 2010, 12:13 PM) *

QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Oct 3 2010, 08:17 PM) *

How are you generating your home page? Is it a static HTML document, or is it generated by a program that could extract data from your forum?



I'm building it in Dreamweaver and the forum is phpBB3.


I can't imagine that DW will be of any direct help. You have to read enough of the phpBB documentation to work out how to call the right function. FWIW, I hoped to do the same thing, and had a go at it, but the documentation did not appear to me to be very helpful. Perhaps there is separate developer documentation, but I had no luck finding it.


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post Oct 7 2010, 06:46 PM
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Take a look at this:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.p...70&t=589821
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