I am a web Developer working with a game development team, in the last few months the game has gained a huge audience and currently a huge release of a kick stater the website I have been making will go online. Which means I have 4 weeks to get the entire site completed, one of the requests that they have. Is a Forum, which needs to be fully kit'ed out. Usually I'd go with the pre-built forum, such as Php-BB, but I think it is high time I learn php, also the theme and css in pre-built forums can be tedious to use, with the add extra that it will look better on the game if everything was made from scratch.
Now I have novice php coding skills, since I have never needed to actually write it, as I have always used pre made php. I know how to use it and all about php, but not how to make it from scratch, I've searched the internet and found a few tutorials. Although they do not fill the criteria needed for the forum. So my question is, does anyone know were a tutorial that fills the needs listed below or will be willing to teach me how to do this. I would watch php tutorials online or read a book on php, but with the restricted deadline and also the fact that I learn better on the job. This seems the best way, so if anyone can give any advise or help. It would be deeply appreciated.