This tutorial is on how to create child theme in MyBB. If you are a wordpress user, you probably know that in wordpress you are recommended to modify child theme and not the original theme. Similarly in MyBB also, I recommend to modify child theme. A child theme is simply a theme that inherits the functionality and looks of another theme – the parent. The whole idea of a child theme is that you can modify, and add to the functionality of that parent theme without modifying it directly. The parent remains intact, everything is built within the child theme.
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Hello all, I am back with another tutorial. This one is pretty basic and I feel every forum admin who downloads a theme and want to customize their forum has a basic requirements of changing theme color and this is a must to have a unique look of a forum. First and foremost, your theme should support multiple colors like in MyBB Default theme and Focus Responsive Theme. I will explain changing colors in theme easily using three step procedure.
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Social sharing can increase overall traffic for your forums and in MyBB forums, there is no default option of adding share buttons. I wrote this tutorial about social share buttons in MyBB to help everyone add share buttons easily and gain traffic without use of custom plugins. I am using showthread page as an example, however you can add social buttons to any page using below tutorial.
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Responsive Menu is the core of a responsive design. By default, MyBB theme are not responsive and to make them responsive you need to add a responsive menu in the header section. This is a simple three step tutorial which will help you create a responsive menu for MyBB forums and will improve the look and feel of your forum. For this tutorial, I have used default MyBB theme and this tutorial should work fine for most of the forum.
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Adding custom fonts in MyBB is one of the requirements for every forum administrator to give their forum a different look and style. I will cover two ways on adding custom fonts i.e. using google fonts and using ttf file inside FTP directly. It is very simple, and I will break this tutorial down in simple steps so you can easily add custom fonts.
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MyBB being versatile and open source brings lots of possibility in terms of designing. sidebar is one of the best ways to showcase extra information on screen to users without increasing the page size. Adding a sidebar on index page in MyBB is very easy, I will show you step by step how you can create a sidebar on your forums with board stats and who’s online.
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MyBB 1.8 is one of the major release that has different MyBB 1.8 theme design and template structure than previous MyBB versions (1.2, 1.4 , 1.6) with inclusion of jquery by default, MyBB 1.8 themes can now be written which has given a whole new possibility in theme designs. Continue reading MyBB 1.8 Themes – Upgrade towards a better forum software
MyBB default icons are very good and optimized but what if you want unique look for your forum ie “Alternative Icons for MyBB Forum Theme and Font Awesome based icons”. You have only one option that is google search. Today i will tell you how to get alternative icons for your MyBB Theme
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