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    Discussion thread for Build a phpBB Forum in 5 Steps

    This is a dedicated thread for discussing the SitePoint article 'Build a phpBB Forum in 5 Steps'

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    PHPBB is alrite but you'll soon want a portal in which case I recommend phpwebthings

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    Not a bad article, however it does venture into a little *too* much detail for what is for most people, a fairly easy job. However armed with this article, I don't think anyone could get it wrong

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    is articlebot a real person?
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    No. When someone comments on an article at SitePoint.com it creates a thread in the appropriate forum.

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    i see thanks
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    1. Got to have plenty of imagination to sort out the 5 steps.
    2. Would be great to go beyond those obvious basics and tell the readers how to integrate it into the design of the rest of the site. It's pretty cool to have phpBB2 integrated into the main navigation of the site, and lets say, a right or left column of the site.

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    The article seemed fine. I think details are very good.

    The one thing I would change though is the title. I thought I was going to program a phpBB like forum. Should be "Install phpBB in 5 Steps" or something like that.

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    ahh yes...i also thought i was going to prpgram one, not install one
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    I didn't, you couldn't do that in 5 steps, maybe 500 if you were tricky

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    Maybe if they were really big steps.

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    Doesn't this article just regurgitate the phpBB manual/install guide?
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    basicly
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    still confusing can i have a phpbb forum with my .mac account?

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    I'm sure there are lots of people (like me) who don't know about the phpbb website and happen to stumble upon the information here. I found the article very useful because now I know where to go, what to do and what to expect out of the phpbb installation experience.

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    The more articles this guy writes will drive more traffic to his site. (Nice site btw!)

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    I agree with the missdiva's post (two posts above this one). I may have never known about this if I had not stumbled upon this article here. And he is right. It takes about 5 minutes to set the whole thing up. Awesome.

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    What if you have a site that also is going to include a phpBB forum. also, you want the user to be logged in to take part in the forum as well as other pages outside of the forum.

    How can you use the username/password information generated by phpBB on other parts of your website like a "comments" page?

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    Like the comments below this article is truly the remarkable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busch
    What if you have a site that also is going to include a phpBB forum. also, you want the user to be logged in to take part in the forum as well as other pages outside of the forum.

    How can you use the username/password information generated by phpBB on other parts of your website like a "comments" page?
    If you do a search on the forums this has been discussed many many times over. I think there might also be a hack over at phpBBHacks for this

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    I still cant do it. I am stuck at ..domain/phpBB2/install/install.php

    where i am asked to enter database name etc..
    I know no database so i cant see the problem myself.
    I am asked admin username and password. I dont know what they should be. Am I supposed to create one?
    Or should I enter host username and pw. In any case I
    get an error. Best error I get is "passwords don't match".

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    first you should check with your provider whether your domain subscription offers mysql access at all.
    If so, your provider will give you all access data, i.e. database name, user name and password.
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    phpBB is renound for how simple it is to install, and this reputation is well deserved. If you cannot install phpBB on your own or perhaps with some basic help (eg this article), you are clearly not experienced enough to be running a forum, and should probably get a proboard or some other remotely hosted, simpler package. It is likely that if you are unable to install phpBB, you won't to be able to customize and/or maintain your forum successfully.

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    please explain all of this in a much simpler version

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    Ya I second thomas


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