Introduction page?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 21:31
Written by
GothixKhan

I'd like to insert a flash introduction page to my forum, something that will wow the viewer when he/she sees it.

Since the forum automatically starts at domain.com/index.php, can I put an intro page at domain.com WITH the option to redirect to index.php?

Also, do I have to make any mandatory changes to the forum software so it recognizes the introduction page?

And just to be clear, I'm talking about a simple flash page, not something super complicated.

If you visit the root of a directory (*/) the HTTP server will mostly serve the page or script set in a configuration variable. For Apache this is DirectoryIndex. The .htaccess file with UseBB has set one. If you upload your page with the intro (eg intro.html) you should adjust the value of the setting in .htaccess to read intro.html.