Tools you will need to create your own DH community
Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:49 AM
I will start off with the tools and software you will need to create your own forums, which will require webhosting. While I try not to advertise any specific provider, http://www.Godaddy.com has a nice feature that does all the work for you in setting up SMF and phpBB3 forums. This feature was created for those that are scared of creating a database using mySQL, which really isn't all that hard and takes a few minutes to setup. However, this in conjunction with customer support - the non-Indian tech support - that can be reached 24/7.
HTML Editor. You can use Notepad, but Crimson has many features that leaves Notepad in the dust.
A Photoshop-like program for those that can't afford to purchase Photoshop CS series.
Probably one of the best and often updated FTP clients.
As the name implies, it's simple forum software. There is some debate which is the better version to use: 1.1.1 or 2.x RC. I have seen plenty of units that swear by the 1.1.1 version (http://www.3rd-infan...ion.org/forums/)
Real quick and basic tutorial on how to create you own custom theme for the 2.x version of SMF.
Tutorial on how to setup SMF using a free webhosting service - http://www.000webhost.com. Please remember that free webhosting will not let you have your own domain name and often times has you capped at how much bandwidth you are allowed per month.
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DarkBreak (SMF 1.1.x) is a really nice, darker looking theme good for clans/units/guilds.
Free SMF hosting
Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:49 AM
phpBB forum software free download
How to set up phpBB 3 video tutorial.
Youtube Tutorial Part 1
Youtube Tutorial Part 2
How to Add Forum Themes To Your Forum | PHPBB3.0.6
Nice allied looking theme for version 2.0.5 - 2.0.10.
http://www.phpbbhack... ... php?t=1006
DOWNLOAD phpBB 2.0.5 - 2.0.10
DOWNLOAD MSTrenches phpBB skin
Nukemod - content management system (Optional)
Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:29 AM
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