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How to create child theme in MyBB

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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MyBB moving towards a new dimension

MyBB 2.0

MyBB being one of the most preferred free forum software is now moving towards a new dimension. The forum software is always getting regular updates to keep it free from any vulnerabilities and bugs but it has been waiting for changes in design of the main website and the forum software itself. MyBB 2.0 brings a new perspective to the forum software and there has been lot of discussions about the MyBB 2.0 itself. Currently MyBB 1.8.x series is quite stable and Eric posted about the latest updates that will be coming in no time. In this post, I will highlight the most important features that matters the most for you if you are a MyBB forum admin.

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Changing colors of MyBB 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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Adding social share buttons in MyBB

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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Simple three step tutorial to add responsive menu for MyBB forums

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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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Simple tutorial on adding custom fonts in MyBB

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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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Adding a sidebar on index page in MyBB

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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Parsing BB Code to HTML in custom PHP pages in MyBB

PHP in MyBB

Parsing BB Code to HTML is often required in PHP pages in MyBB. MyBB provides various types of BB code such as [img],,[font] and a lots of BB code but what if you are using MyBB integrated with a different project and you want to use those BB codes in your applications. One of the most difficult situations when you are parsing BB code to PHP in custom pages.
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Top practices for getting humongous traffic to your forum

How To Choose MyBB Themes

Let’s say you started a new forum or your forum is on the verge of dying, just because of one reason “Traffic”. I have seen numerous forums with great potential die because of not properly marketing, branding, advertising, sharing of data, and this is a small list of items that you should target.
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