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PHP BB Skin/Template

In the spirit of encouraging creativity, design staff at Plain Black have created an example to demonstrate the power of WebGUI templating. Plain Black has heard many questions and concerns from community members about customizing the look of WebGUI. While creating a new look and feel for a site can be achieved simply by altering one of WebGUI’s existing templates, many still feel hesitant about taking that approach. In answer to these concerns, Plain Black design staff went to work recreating the essence of a bulletin board from a product that competes with WebGUI’s collaboration system, then implemented the new set of templates in a WebGUI site.

Simply select the following Templates for the corresponding WebGUI assets.

  • Message Board Template - PHP Bulletin Board
  • Collaboration System Template - PHPBB Forum
  • Thread Template- PHPBB Thread

System RequirementsPlease be advised: this contribution was tested with something older than WebGUI 7.5. When this contribution was uploaded there was no field for the author to fill out regarding it's requirements.
2Tavis: "
Wow.. that's great!  Gotta love the flexibility that WebGUI has to offer.  It's just a fresh lump of playdough and becomes whatever you want it to be. :)
4snapcount: "Steve you freaking rock!  I have soooo wanted to see this template exist for WebGUI."
4TheSeparator: "
This is fantastic. Today I visited a prospect for an on-site introduction WebGUI.

Of course the topic templates was mentioned. This is normally the rough bit, since we promise WebGUI is easy.

But after having seen the forum 'makeover' we identified a potential ROI for some decent template training.

Congratulations !     

Any things else in the pipeline to blow me away ?






4alafondo: "
This great contribution.

But I meet one problem - avatars, it doesn't want to show avatars.

My WebGUI version - 7.3.5
2patspam: "
Thanks for the great contribution.

I found that it's useful to apply a max-width size limit on user avatars. To do so, just add the following to the Thread Template head  block:

tr.CS_forum td img {
        max-width: 200px;
        width: expression(this.width > 200 ? 200: true);

The second line (width:expression) is an IE5 workaround (refer to 

You can see it in action here: 

Downloadphp-bb.wgpkg php-bb.wgpkg
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Screenshotsthread.jpg collaboration_system.jpg message_board.jpg
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Updated: 12/5/2006
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