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#1 Hans Ludwig

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:49 AM

Tools you will need for creating and sustaining your own DH community (clan/unit/guild).

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.

http://www.crimsoneditor.com
HTML Editor. You can use Notepad, but Crimson has many features that leaves Notepad in the dust.

http://www.gimp.org
A Photoshop-like program for those that can't afford to purchase Photoshop CS series.

http://filezilla-project.org
Probably one of the best and often updated FTP clients.

http://www.simplemachines.org
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
http://www.smfforfre.../free-forum.php

#2 Hans Ludwig

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:49 AM

phpBB 3
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


phpBB 2.0.x

Nice allied looking theme for version 2.0.5 - 2.0.10.
DEMO
http://www.phpbbhack... ... php?t=1006
DOWNLOAD phpBB 2.0.5 - 2.0.10
http://www.phpbbhack...m/phpbbinfo.php
DOWNLOAD MSTrenches phpBB skin
http://www.phpbbhack...m/download/2271
Nukemod - content management system (Optional)
http://www.nukemods....hp?do=file&id=2

#3 Zookawarrior

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:03 AM

Looks like sticky-worthy to me 8)

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#4 Hans Ludwig

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:29 AM

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