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Making your forum layout match your website

You can easily embed the forum into an existing page of your website with one simple line of code. Follow these instructions to get the embed code to insert into your website.

Alternatively, you can use the HTML code from the headers and footers of your website in the Appearance -> HTML section to make your forum look exactly like your website.

Please follow the instructions below to customize your forum layout:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Appearance link.
  3. In the Appearance menu, click the HTML link.
  4. Copy the HTML code from the header of your website to the textbox labeled Forum Header.
  5. Save your settings.

Similarly, you can use the corresponding textboxes to customize the forum footer, announcement, body tag, and head tag. You can also customize your theme to exactly match the colors and style of your website.

We can also customize your forum for you. Simply contact customer support and include the URL of the web page which the layout should be copied from and your Website Toolbox username.

Note that PHP, Perl, ASP, or other dynamic server-side langauges cannot be used in the Appearance -> HTML section. It is generally used for HTML, JavaScript, and CSS code. The HTML for a page of your website should be copied from the browser's source code (typically View Page Source in the browser's left-click menu) rather than from a PHP script.

If you still need help, please contact us.