Re: Menu Links
@mikemcd22, sorry, only noticed your question today. I just do a Google search, eg., “php while loop” and tons of useful sites pop up. I don’t use one in particular. I haven’t gone very deep with it though, just enough to modify my theme templates to do things like the original question, add menus. Oh and the loop (which I didn’t need in the end) was to set a count for the number of recent posts which are displayed on the front page.
I doubt I’d use any other forum software now, as bbPress does everything I want, and is so easy to modify. If I can do it, I’d guess almost anyone can.