I am not exactly proficient at php, I managed to get this working after about 11 attempts more guesstimating more than anything else.
However the opening of front-page.php just doesn’t look right I have what looks like a statement about topics and stickies opening and closing without anything contained, which makes me think I have done something wrong.
It would be great if someone could show exactly which lines to move so it is displayed like on http://cutline.tubetorial.com/forums/
Anyway here is the text….
<?php bb_get_header(); ?>
<?php if ( $forums ) : ?>
<h2><?php _e(‘Hot Tags’); ?></h2>
<p class=”frontpageheatmap”><?php bb_tag_heat_map(); ?></p>
<?php if ( $topics || $super_stickies ) : ?>
<?php endif; // $topics or $super_stickies ?>
<?php if ( bb_forums() ) : ?>
<h2><?php _e(‘Forums’); ?></h2>