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phpBB 3.0.0


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linux** unix

forum bulletin-board bbs

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phpBB is open source flat style forum software written in PHP programming language. It supports most major database systems, enabling smooth and problem-free installation. Once installed, the forum can be set up in minutes and the large customizable features won't take much longer than that to set up.

phpBB has a templating system that keeps it separate from HTML code to make customizing easy. There are different styles in the database to download as well as add-ons such as rank images, avatars and more. The styles have been put through intensive validation processes in order to minimize installation and ensure quality.

Administrators will like the easy to use, modular design panel that lets them spend a fraction of the usual time on admin tasks. Custom profile fields, ranking, smilies and unlimited levels of sub-forums are just some of the features that phpBB provides to make your forum everything you want it to be. Forum admins will also appreciate security features such as permanent and temporary bans, word censors, user logging, warnings, blacklisting and post moderation.

Members will enjoy the abilities of single and multiple posting, opinion polls, instant messaging capability, address books and a searchable member list that can be confined to registered used if desired. Each member can customize the appearance of the forum to their own preferences.

phpBB provides support through a message forum and IRC with international support that's multilingual.

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phpBB 3.1.10 Release - Please Update
Greetings everyone,We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.1.10 "Bertie's Indian summer". This version is a maintenance & security release of the 3.1.x branch which fixes one trivial...
phpBB 3.2.0-RC1 released
Greetings everyone,We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.2.0-RC1 "Bertie's swing-by". This is the first release candidate of the upcoming phpBB 3.2.0 feature release and introduces major...
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Greetings everyone,While approaching the release of phpBB 3.2.0 Rhea (see phpBB 3.2 Rhea is near ? help us test it now!), some of you might have noticed that we're also close to the intially planned...
End of Support for phpBB 3.0.x
Hello,As of 0:00 UTC January 1st, 2017, we will no longer be providing support for phpBB 3.0.x. The support forums will be locked, but will be still be available in a read-only form for reference....

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