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Thread: Build a phpBB Forum in 5 Steps
Aug 17, 2004, 00:52 #26
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It's possible there is one already and i've just totally missed it, but I reckon a good follow up to this article would be one on customising phpBB by using hacks, altering sign-up forms and fiddling with the template system to make it a more individual setup.
I've figured out most of this stuff myself while using phpBB but a well-written guide would prove handy for a lot of people. And no i'm not volunteering myself there, been years since i've written an article for SP
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Aug 23, 2004, 16:58 #27pcbusinessSitePoint Community Guest
thanks man for the easy to follwo explanation
Aug 23, 2004, 17:05 #28pcbusinessSitePoint Community Guest
after following your sime instructions,and my forum's up and running,i wanna add something if you don't mind..to place your own logo just go to phpBB2/templates/subSilver/images/ replacing logo_phpBB.gif with your logo
thanks for your help again
Sep 9, 2004, 06:34 #29RednaxSitePoint Community Guest
This was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.
Sep 17, 2004, 20:56 #30Originally Posted by Cam
Oct 10, 2004, 01:29 #31Thomas SandbergSitePoint Community Guest
Are you referring to using your phpBB-based forum within a frame and disallowing it to gain control over the entire web-page?
You need to edit the template-file "login_body.tpl" in the template-directory "phpBB2/templates/subSilver/". Either change the specified target in the form-tag to your frame-name or simply remove the target altogether.
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Oct 10, 2004, 20:52 #32Originally Posted by Thomas Sandberg
Oct 22, 2004, 00:09 #33AnonymousSitePoint Community Guest
I have a problem with my language pack in PHPBB.The link is. When the hebrew language pack is installed it generates
text in some other logical coded form (ie. special characters). I am using dreamweaver and had changed language properties to unicode, visual hebrew, windows hebrew but couldnt resolve the issue.
If anyone can help plz email me at email@example.com
Nov 21, 2004, 17:17 #34JSitePoint Community Guest
i dont get it! how do i find my database hostname?
Nov 22, 2004, 06:58 #35
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Dec 2, 2004, 15:37 #36JamieSitePoint Community Guest
wow. clear easy to follow. i feel like i know phpbb inside out and have a working forum. in reality i have absolutely no idea what a mysql database is, but it really doesn't matter! cheers Peter lavin, whoever you may be....
Dec 2, 2004, 16:42 #37Originally Posted by kylebacc
Dec 29, 2004, 07:45 #38BosinskiSitePoint Community Guest
ITs my secnd forum I just made, great site for helping out, but I have troubles with login and logout, I get a Side cant be found page, its weird anyone know how to solve this problem??
Dec 30, 2004, 06:33 #39BosinskiSitePoint Community Guest
OKay Now I tryed to used firefox to see if the forum works in that explorer, and I found out if I try to log in, it takes me to another forum that is on www.ghoultown.com and my forum is on another web and is not related with that forum, its weird its the first time I have trouble with the forum, I relly hope someone have a Idea what is happening at my forum
Jan 16, 2005, 13:44 #40TetsumonchiSitePoint Community Guest
This looks interesting. ^_^
Jan 27, 2005, 04:56 #41AnonymousSitePoint Community Guest
With all the information at hand, installation is as simple as pointing your browser towards the install.php file. If you uploaded the directory phpBB2 and its contents to the root directory of your server, the path you need is http://www.<your domain>/phpBB2/install/install.php.
Fill in the text boxes and press the Start Install button.
Where are the text boxes and start install button?
i only see this:
* begin : Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001
* copyright : (C) 2001 The phpBB Group
* email : firstname.lastname@example.org
* $Id: install.php,v 188.8.131.52 2003/05/17 17:32:25 acydburn Exp $
Feb 8, 2005, 04:27 #42AutocratSitePoint Community Guest
Sortry, grewat article and all, but I could of sworn it said.... "Build a phpBB Forum in 5 Steps".... not how to install an existing Forum!
Feb 22, 2005, 04:03 #43HackedETERNITYSitePoint Community Guest
Great article. I have read about it in official html document file from phpbb installation folder but this article shurely shows how pretty simple it is anyway. Salute!
Mar 14, 2005, 21:09 #44Whitey - UberSkilled.comSitePoint Community Guest
To the Anonymous user who posted Jan 27th, 2005 @ 4:56 AM MST:
You either don't have php installed properly on your system, or you use different extensions.
If your problem is the latter, get one of these experts here to help you :).
Otherwise, you can go to
and learn how to install php :).
As Peter says above, after installing just use the script:
to check if you installed it properly :).
Hope this helped :).
Apr 21, 2005, 09:35 #45kasparSitePoint Community Guest
i am currently uploading the phpbb files. hope it works... I dont understand the "with-mysql" bit though... cant find it in my info.php although it says the server is Linux.
Jun 29, 2005, 04:52 #46MiloradSitePoint Community Guest
Article is good but you not said any thing about problems after installation, the way from just installing forum and using it is sometimes very long.
Problems on windows are in most cases related to cookies and sessions, because of IIS, and with Apache on win it is litle less problems but they are exist annyway.
For no problem install and use unix/linux is recomended, but that require some kowing of that os ...
I am using Windows server 2003 and tryed IIS and Apache and ... and I did not resolvet proper functioning of forum because many reasons that I can not write all here and because other many reasons I can not replace my win for linux and I write all this in hope that there is someone who can help me.
My mail is email@example.com so if someone is willing to help ...
Jul 20, 2005, 14:52 #47LiaSitePoint Community Guest
This tutorial was honestly helpful enough, being that I understand my browser -can- handle php. But, apparently my server does not support FTP or even *.php files. But I am currently looking for a new one, and I think I may have it.
I really liked the information given here. It got a little too discreet every once in a while, but I managed to understand it well enough.
Thanks for writing this. :) It really helps. Especially since it's based right off the download from phpBB.com.
Sep 26, 2005, 05:24 #48
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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.
Oct 5, 2005, 09:28 #49vinodSitePoint Community Guest
this site is very nice ... i get more details from this site
Oct 7, 2005, 22:36 #50GabrielSitePoint Community Guest
where can i download the tarball?