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This simple add-on allows you to select a Page node to use as a home page.
Setting the index page route to the page URL enables it to be a landing page at the root URL with a focussed home tab.
In addition, a couple of simple template modifications change the page title and the browser tab to the board name.
The options are very basic as it's not intended to be a replacement for a full home page/portal add-on.
You can though utilise the capabilites of a Page node, including the PHP callback functionality.
You should also be able to use it in conjunction with other add-ons, such as Widget Framework.
If you haven't already done so, create a Page node - see here for how to do that:How to create a Page node
Make sure 'Display in the node list' is unchecked and make a note of the 'URL Portion' as that is required when setting the Index Page Route.
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The options can be found under the CTA Home Page option group.
Check the option to enable it, select a node from the list and optionally choose whether to remove the breadcrumbs.
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If you do not choose a node, an error will be shown.
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Once you have saved the options, set the 'Index Page Route' in Options -> Basic Board information.
Enter the Page node 'URL Portion' prefixed with /pages/ and with a trailing slash, as shown.
Ensure 'Home Page URL' is left blank otherwise it will result in two home tabs.
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You now have a home page which visitors will land on and a home tab which will remain focussed.
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If the option to remove breadcrumbs is selected, it appears like so.
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As is normal when changing the Index Page Route, the forums route will now show as /forums.