phpBB: A User Guide

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phpBB: A User Guide

Jeremy Rogers, Stoyan Stefanov

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Book Details

ISBN 139781904811916
Paperback176 pages

Book Description

phpBB is a free, open source Internet community application, with outstanding discussion forums and membership management. Written in the PHP scripting language, and making use of the popular MySQL database, phpBB is a standard among web hosting companies throughout the world, and is one of the most widely-used bulletin board packages in the world.

This book is an abridged version of "Building Online Forums with phpBB 2", (ISBN 1904811132), focusing on a complete set of topics to help you set up and run your own phpBB-powered online community.
This book gives you the power to use phpBB to set up and run your own online discussion forums with ease. It takes you through the whole process of setting up your phpBB site, and helps you create, customize, and manage your own online community with phpBB.

Written by experienced phpBB administrators and enthusiasts, the emphasis is on simple and practical guidance for you to get the most from phpBB. Packed with step-by-step examples, this book is your ideal guide to learning phpBB.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to phpBB
Online Communities
Building the Community—The Tools
The Name
The Environment
Why phpBB?
History
Development
Example phpBB Sites
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring phpBB
Pre-Installation
Installation
Post-Installation Tasks
Security Tips
Finding Help
Summary
Chapter 3: User Experience: Visitors
Overview
Registration
Logging In
Posting
Searching
Sending and Receiving Private Messages (PM)
Voting in Polls
Staying Current with the Topics
Viewing Information about Other Users
Chapter 4: UserExperience: Moderators and Administrators
Moderator Experience
Administrator Experience
Summary
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Forum
phpBB Styles
Structure of a Style
Editing phpBB Files
Installing a New Style
Create or Customize
Customizing through the Stylesheet
Customizing through Images
Hacking phpBB
Summary
Chapter 6: Forum Administration
Making Your Board Multi-Lingual
Avatars: Enabling and Configuring
Managing Smilies
Understanding Forum Permissions
Understanding User Permissions
Usergroups and Group Permissions
Second Look into Database Backups and Restore
The Board’s Human Side: Flamewars and Banning

What You Will Learn

This book will give you the skills to set up your own phpBB-powered discussion forum and online community:

  • Install and configure phpBB
  • Manage topics, postings, smilies, and users
  • Understand phpBB themes and styles
  • Customize the look of your phpBB site
  • Master forum permissions

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to phpBB
Online Communities
Building the Community—The Tools
The Name
The Environment
Why phpBB?
History
Development
Example phpBB Sites
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring phpBB
Pre-Installation
Installation
Post-Installation Tasks
Security Tips
Finding Help
Summary
Chapter 3: User Experience: Visitors
Overview
Registration
Logging In
Posting
Searching
Sending and Receiving Private Messages (PM)
Voting in Polls
Staying Current with the Topics
Viewing Information about Other Users
Chapter 4: UserExperience: Moderators and Administrators
Moderator Experience
Administrator Experience
Summary
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Forum
phpBB Styles
Structure of a Style
Editing phpBB Files
Installing a New Style
Create or Customize
Customizing through the Stylesheet
Customizing through Images
Hacking phpBB
Summary
Chapter 6: Forum Administration
Making Your Board Multi-Lingual
Avatars: Enabling and Configuring
Managing Smilies
Understanding Forum Permissions
Understanding User Permissions
Usergroups and Group Permissions
Second Look into Database Backups and Restore
The Board’s Human Side: Flamewars and Banning

Book Details

ISBN 139781904811916
Paperback176 pages
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