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Thread: Build a phpBB Forum in 5 Steps
Nov 4, 2005, 18:40 #51
phpBB is great, and this is an excellent, consise tutorial on how to get it up and running in no time. Kudos to Sitepoint for putting this together.
Nov 6, 2005, 20:34 #52CorneSitePoint Community Guest
Very nice !
Dec 19, 2005, 01:09 #53Robert FenertySitePoint Community Guest
The article is useful, but it lacks many critical details. For example, suggest where the phpBB files should be placed (/var/www/phpBB2), mention that the tarball will create this directory, use tar xvzf <filename> since I doubt many users are actually ftping all of the specific files.
On the plus side, I would not have gotten my forum working without the help of this article, and I really appreciate the time the author took to write it.
Jan 13, 2006, 18:48 #54LiaSitePoint Community Guest
Yes, there are some things lacking in specifics, but it's easy enough to understand for people who don't know any php at all (myself for example). If I can get this up and running, that has to say something good about the article. And really, if you have any questions that are just bothering you like crazy, ask the author! Simple, isn't it?
Thanks to this article, my visitors will have somewhere to communicate with myself or with fellow members. Many thanks again.
Feb 12, 2006, 20:44 #55weed4allSitePoint Community Guest
i dont have any web design knowledge or anything like that, i just want to use phpbb forum, please explain verry simply how to set it up, i dont understand any of the steps here.
Mar 3, 2006, 13:18 #56Xaser2SitePoint Community Guest
Very helpfull. This guide helped me through the instasllation process on my own webserver. Works slightly different then meantioned above. Didnt know that i had to make an SQL database specially for this forum. As i didnt had any experience at all about SQL/Forums i tried and tried and thought in a logical way ... made a SQL database with the name of my forum and it works.
In my case only the SQL explanation was missing, for the rest GREAT HELP!
Mar 23, 2006, 09:57 #57TereSitePoint Community Guest
Mar 23, 2006, 11:12 #58JackSitePoint Community Guest
Apr 24, 2006, 05:51 #59
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Nice tutorial ,this could be very much helpful to my installation.
Thankz for this help....
Apr 26, 2006, 01:17 #60FeleSitePoint Community Guest
Very cool stuff :)
Aug 17, 2006, 06:36 #61TheGamESitePoint Community Guest
After Start installation, I am told that The PHP configuration on your server doesn't support the database type that you chose.
What should I do ?
Aug 17, 2006, 17:42 #62AnonymousSitePoint Community Guest
speak to your hosting provider
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i dont know why i always encounter such a problem: "Could not locate valid language pack"
Please someone help me what the hell is wrong with it.
Dec 16, 2006, 19:32 #64AnonymousSitePoint Community Guest
Dec 21, 2006, 18:55 #65Rob RobertsSitePoint Community Guest
How do I find an administrator of a phpBB Forum
that will delete abscene members from a forum? I cannot find the administrator or any that will help.
Jan 15, 2007, 12:38 #66RaimonSitePoint Community Guest
Normaly you going to the memberlist of that forum en the first user (u 2) is the adminsitrator.
You can advisdem to read the following topics:
So the kan blocking the spammers with some kind of Modifications ;)
Jan 22, 2007, 15:58 #67DarylSitePoint Community Guest
Thanks for this, i'm going to make a forum soon...
Jan 24, 2007, 23:02 #68eduardSitePoint Community Guest
I always get the error:
phpBB: Critical Error
Could not connect to database.
I checked all my info and everythings alright. What's wrong then? Please reply if anyone can!
sea_munkey AT hotmail DOT com
Jan 31, 2007, 10:14 #69another phpbb userSitePoint Community Guest
You can also run <a href="http://www.devside.net/">phpBB/Apache/Windows</a>.
These days though, phpBB seems to have too many security issues. I would switch to SMF, but their licensing terms are too restrictive. Open-source, free, but you may not redistribute.
Feb 6, 2007, 02:55 #70fesdSitePoint Community Guest
i dont get this part....
There will be no Configure Command available when PHP is run on a Windows platform, so we'll take a slightly different approach to confirm database support here. Again viewing the info.php file, choose Find from your browser's menu options and search for your database type.
For instance, if we searched for mssql to confirm support for MS SQL Server, we should see something similar to the text below:
In the same way, you can test for PostgreSQL using the search string pgsql, for MySQL using mysql, and for ODBC support using odbc.
Use the info.php file to determine which version of the database you have. You'll need to know this when we begin the installation, and, with database and PHP support confirmed, we can now begin that process.
Feb 17, 2007, 11:45 #71RichradSitePoint Community Guest
this is poor, go to www.phpbb.com for an easyer guide
Jun 3, 2007, 22:14 #72BenSitePoint Community Guest
Great! Worked Fine, thanks :D
Jun 14, 2007, 11:35 #73AkatsukiiSitePoint Community Guest
have you got and fourm stuff....
so i dont have to start from scrach?
if you have e-mail me at:
Jun 21, 2007, 05:28 #74anonym.SitePoint Community Guest
uuh.. build? you only build programming languages, not browser based languages... =_=
Jul 28, 2007, 10:38 #75jakeSitePoint Community Guest
anonym, phpBB isn't a language, its forum software :)