I want to make a custom home page
what I believe should be pretty simple.
that has one of my blogs (i mean either a list of the latest posts, or more deisrable just what would appear if I went to my blog page) and one of my forums (agian, the main of what would appear if were at that forum's page...).
I know how to set one or theother as my home page, but what I want is BOTH to show, not just one.
Please excuse me, but I am not understanding smarty syntax terribly well (I7ve looked at the basic intros to it already, but it seems like overkill for what I wantto do, and not answerign my question anyhow). I kind of get that I have to include some kind of tpl file, but I cant find a list of variables or which tpl file corresponds to what content. I am still sorting out hte difference between a module and a plugin (sounds the same to me...) (well, I get the differensce, but you see what I mean), and it seems like smarty is a general language, but there must be some tikiwiki specific stuff going on...am I making any sense? I am confused, guys...help?!! I've spent two hours looking for documentation on how to use templates for this and IMHO it is all pretty skimpy. "Yes, templates exist. They speak smartylanguage, which is used for building rockets to the moon, but can also be used to make toy boats. But we wont tell you how cause you have to learn how to build a rocket first.... "
To be clear, I don't think what I want is a module. I am usig na layout that has only a middle section...no right and left modules. so I want the contetn to appear in the middle.
Thanks for ayn clues.