Well, I'm not aware of a comprehensive, make your own forum tutorial, I can point you here: http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/103/0.php That tutorial will get you going. I'm currently working on a development community, graciously hosted by our very own x10 (http://devhead.x10hosting.com). I'm still writing the framework, and as I'm writing the framework, I'm writing a series of tutorials explaining the framework, and is basically a step-by-step guide on creating your own extensible (meaning mods, etc) data-driven website framework like the devHead Framework. Included will be a specific series of tutorials on the modules included with the framework (ie: user system, config-file system [Compatible with the Apache Config File Format], database system [Supporting MySQL and SQLite, and the ability to easily abstract your own database system for different types of SQL servers], article system, tutorial system, forum system and a dynamic image processing system I've written called devShop, which basically allows you to dynamically process your images with Photoshop like functions [ex: Text Shadowing, Colorizing, Layering, Outlined Text, Transparent Text, etc, while supporting custom TTF fonts], so keep checking the site until I get everything going, should be a week at the latest. Well, that was long-winded, and I hope everybody is able to have as much fun learning and reading the tutorials as I'm having writing them, and I plan on releasing the whole series into the x10 forums as well when they are done, because it's not fair for you guys to be forced to go to my site to read them, as it'd be much easier to just read them here.