What is phpBB?

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What is phpBB?

 June 22nd, 2020

Millions of people use phpBB, which is the number one free and open-source bulletin board software solution that is used to build your website community.  It has an extensive user-created database for extensions, as well as a style database that contains hundreds of styles and images to customize your bulletin board.

According to Wikipedia, "Features of phpBB include support for multiple database engines (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server), flat message structure (as opposed to threaded), hierarchical sub-forums, topic split/merge/lock, user groups, multiple attachments per post, full-text search, plugins and various notification options (e-mail, Jabber instant messaging, ATOM feeds)."

Extensions

Here there are guides for installing, using and creating extensions for phpBB 3.2/3.3 forums. You will also find the Extensions Database and other areas where you can download extensions for phpBB.

Styles

Here there is information on how to install and create styles for phpBB3. You will also find the Styles Database and other areas where you can download styles for phpBB.

Language Packs

PhpBB has over 50 different languages and language variations.  Here you can search for translations in your native language.

Modifications

PhpBB's user community contributes to content, such as extensions, MODs, and styles.  The community will provide guides for installing, using, and creating modifications for phpBB 3.0 forums.  You will also find the MODs Database and other areas where you can download MODs for phpBB.

Conclusion

If you are looking for bulletin board software, phpBB should be your first choice.  With an extensive community for guides and modifications as well as detailed documentation, you will find you will have enough support should you need it.  You can't go wrong with phpBB.

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