What happened to S5 Controls? We've decided to change things over to the Vertex Framework for several reasons. It will be a name that most likely will be used in our templates released on other CMSs in the future where some features and functionality will be the same across the board. For PhpBB it was a huge upgrade from S5 Controls and lastly we just think it sounds better :)
Vertex in PhpBB gives you the option of actually publishing modules or block code items to specific pages. It allows you to create unlimited menu items via the backend of PhpBB to either PhpBB pages or external URLs. You can also hide/show modules and block code to specific user groups! Each module can be published to any position you desire that is included in the style itself.
We are pretty excited about this and hope it really aids in boosting the forum administration for you and the experience your posters get on the frontend. For more information on the framework click here