A very common question about phpBB is how to display recents posts or topics on a separate page, such as a website homepage. It can be very handy to do this, as it allows visitors to your website a chance to quickly see recent activity.
This blog post details how displaying a list of recent posts and topics externally can be done. There are a couple of different formats that are covered:
- The latest topics (including only from specified forums)
- The first post of the latest topics (including from specified forums)
- The latest posts from specified topics
- The latest posts from the entire forum
Everything displayed is subject to the users forum read permissions.