phpBB: A User Guide

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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

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.

  • Simple, practical steps to create and manage your own phpBB-powered online community
  • Learn from experienced phpBB administrators and enthusiasts to get the most from phpBB
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781904811916
Date Of Publication 10 Feb 2006


Jeremy Rogers

Jeremy Rogers has been developing web-based applications in PHP and other languages for a little more than six years. Shortly after discovering phpBB in early 2002 and deploying it on a video-game website, he began tinkering with and learning about the internal workings of the software. Since then, he has authored dozens of expansions and tutorials related to phpBB.

Jeremy currently serves the phpBB community as a Support Team member, a capacity in which he has answered thousands of questions regarding the software, its applications, and related topics.

Stoyan Stefanov

Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer, author, and speaker. He talks regularly about web development topics at conferences, and his blog, He also runs a number of other sites, including - a site dedicated to exploring JavaScript patterns. Previously at Yahoo!, Stoyan was the architect of YSlow 2.0 and creator of the image optimization tool,

A "citizen of the world", Stoyan was born and raised in Bulgaria, but is also a Canadian citizen, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. In his offline moments, he enjoys playing the guitar, taking flying lessons, and spending time at the Santa Monica beaches with his family.