I am working on customizing the theme of EE Discussion Forum and some of pages need to add/remove sections. For which I would like to create new template and include within appropriate template like {include:html_header}.

But when I am including the new created template, getting the error message like "Page not available".

Can anyone please suggest me if its possible. If possible, how can I achieve it.


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    I don't think you can add new templates without hacking the core forum .php files, I did try this a while back. My solution was to utilise existing templates and reposition them as necessary. Dec 6, 2013 at 9:41
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    @Bluedreamer Thanks for your input. Yes, you are right. I did the same by utilizing the exiting templates. Dec 6, 2013 at 18:48

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Several years ago, the EllisLab staff posted something about having a replacement for the hilariously outdated forum package that EE ships with. Then EE4 came out.... then EE5 came out.... then EllisLab was acquired.... and we've not heard of it since. I suspect it is dead, and never to see the light of day. :(


You can add your custom templates in Discussion forum by customizing the core files of plugin. But it becomes very lengthy process.

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