View Full Version : Liven Up Your phpBB Forum

Aliens Anonymous
11-12-2006, 09:16 PM
I have brought some modifications together for your phpBB forums , most of them add a bit of fun to your forum, there are some security ones plus one or two for stile.
Warning : I strongly advise that set up a testforum if you plan to make any changes to your forum, it is better to test it first before install on your main forum.

All of these I have put on to my forum plus more . If you need any info on these contact me.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/967 (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/967) { the shop hack } This hack adds a shop system to your forums that allows your users to buy items. It also supports giving, trading, and discarding of items as well as rearranging inventories. An effects shop can be installed. Admins can control many functions, including item name, description, short description, long description, cost, stock, restock amount, shop restock time, shop owners, shop names and shop districts.
It requires a cash or point hack.

http://www.zarath.com/mods.php?action=mods (http://www.zarath.com/mods.php?action=mods){ mods for the shop including cash } you must have the cash mod installed for these to work, member can earn cash/points for post / threads they start or post.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/187 ( birthday hack ) This hack will add a birthday field into your users' profile and make the users age viewable to others, when viewing posts. Users who do not specify a birthday, the script will default to "None Specified." At the day of the users birthday (or on next visit) the board can be configured to display a birthday greeting when users changing there profile they automatically.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=152 (calendar hack ) Fully functioning add-on calendar that integrates with your phpBB 2 forum.
Providing you with:
- Ability to limit access to registered users.
- Ability to apply permissions to users to view, add/edit and administer the calendar without affecting forum permissions.
- Ability to apply permission to groups and individuals.
- Ability to "suggest" events for validation (by a Calendar Admin) before they're viewable.
This download includes language files for a number of languages other than English.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1897 ( birthday on calendar )This hack displays birthdays on the calendar hack.
It requires that you have both the Birthday Hack (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=187) and the Calendar Hack (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=152) installed.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1849 ( Zodiac (Birthday Hack Add-on) If a user has a birthday filled in, this hack will display their Zodiac image in their profile and posts.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=203074&highlight=games ( games mod ) and a gaming area on your forum, can be integrated with the cash mod. Great fun

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1204 ( Scrolling Recent Topics with Link ) This hack will let you have a scrolling script of the latest topics posted on your phpBB. The title of the topic will link it to the topic in the phpBB. The username will link to their profile and so on.
This scrolling script lets you onmouseover a link and pause the scroller. Nifty!

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1274 ( contact list ) Contact List is an add-on for phpBB that adds the combined features of a buddy list, an ignore list, and a 'disallow contact' list (to stop those really annoying users from pestering you as much).
The three lists can be managed through an included control panel or you can add and remove links in topics, user profiles and the member list.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1059 ( Advanced BBCode Box ) This hack adds lots of useful BBCode features and makes the BBCode buttons look just like Microsoft Office 2003. It also improves the functions of phpBB's BBCode function. It adds the BBCode exactly where the cursor is, inserts smilies where the cursor is and adds more ways to customize posts. It is very quick loading.
- Font Type (drop down shows actual preview of font) - Font Size (drop down shows actual preview of size) - Font Color (drop down features new colors and preview) - Justify Align - Left Align - Center Align - Right Align - Superscript - Subscript - Bold - Italic - Underline - Strikethrough - Text Fade (IE only) - Text Gradient (IE only) - Message Box Align Left (traditional) - Message Box Align Right (Arabic, etc.) - Marquee Down - Marquee Up - Marquee Left - Marquee Right - Code - Quote - Spoiler (user must click on link to review text within tags) - Hyperlink Wizard
- Email Wizard - Include Webpage Wizard (adds iframe that displays page specified by user) - Image Wizard - Flash Wizard - Streaming Video Wizard - Streaming Audio Wizard - RAM Wizard (Real Media audio) - Ordered List Wizard - Unordered List Wizard - Line Break - Remove BBCode (removes all BBCode tags from selected text) - Close Tags (closes remaining open tags)

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/7067 ( Google Video and YouTube BBCode ) for (Advanced BBCode Box) This hack adds Google Video and YouTube BBCodes into your (Advanced BBCode Box

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6892 ( easy events board ) This hack adds a page that allows you to promote events easily on your forums. It features a full ACP backend.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4597 ( This is a guestbook script completely integrated into phpBB.)

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/3374 ( Advanced Link Exchange ) This is a drop in hack that will add a links page and a links submission page with outgoing click counts and Flash support to your phpBB.
The links page is controlled by pagination configurable from the admin control panel, default is ten banners/links per page.
The link submission page allows visitors to submit their site to the links page. Their info is added to the database, and an email is dispatched to the admin with a carbon copy to the person submitting the link. If the admin approves of the link exchange, he/she will go to the ACP and activate it, after that it will show up on the links page.
The admin can add/edit/delete/disable link exchanges right from the ACP as well.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6432 ( The Humanizer ) This hack changes the register form in a simple way in an effort to prevent spam bots. It adds a new question that asks "Are you human?" If you do not click yes, then you cannot register.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/566 ( Last Post Topic on Index ) This hack displays the topic title of the last post made in a forum on the index page.
Titles longer than 27 characters are cut off, but mouseover shows the full title.
Word censorship is also applied, which is very important on the index. Only titles of readable forums are shown.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/5782 (UploadPic) This hack allows users to add an image link through the posting box and then the picture will be uploaded and displayed in the topic. It will be re-sized if it is too big (based upon your settings).
Images can be rotated by 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Images larger than the file size that you set will be rejected. The administrator can manage the uploaded images through the ACP. You can delete images that have "expired" (i.e. it has been a certain period of time since they were posted) as well as any images that you like one by one or all with one click.
You can grant upload permissions to individual users, a minimum number of posts can be set before a user (with permission) is allowed to upload. Guests cannot upload images. Users are able to view their uploaded pictures in a gallery. A powerful watermark feature is included.
You can upload a series of pictures without closing the upload window. You can view the latest X pictures in the admin panel with the choice of deleting or censoring (replacing inappropriate pictures with a standard image) pictures. Uploaded pictures can be used in posts as well as avatars or signatures.
UploadPic supports virtual directories and has a special feature for local forums and domains with domain forwarding.
This hack can be made to work with the Quick Reply Hack, Admin Panel for Junior Admins and Mods, Knowledge Base Hack and phpBB easyCMS.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/3276 ( SpellingCow Spell Checker ) This is a spell checker that is super easy to install, resource light and free! It has support for over 75 languages and dialects including US, UK and CA English, plus several dialects from most languages, like Spanish, French, German and Russian.
- Easy installation that will work with any web form. Just drop in a file, make a few edits and go!
- Personal and portable dictionaries, usable from any site running SpellingCow!
- Optional ability to automatically spell check prior to posting.
- Easy to maintain - most upgrades are automatic without requiring any changes to your server!
While the hack is GPL, the spell checking service is not, but is still free. Unobtrusive ads are displayed in the checker and a link back is required.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6716 ( Scrolling Global Announcement on Index ) Adds a global announcement text box to the top of your main index page that is fully controlled via the ACP, allowing you to do the following:
You can turn it on or off so it can be used only when needed, you can have the text fixed or have it scroll across the page, you can change the header from "Global Announcement" to a choice of your own and finally you can change your announcement text via the ACP.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4119 ( Welcome on Index ) This hack shows a welcome message on the index page. If the member is registered/logged in, it will show the username which will also be linked to the users profile. If the user is not logged in/registered, then the username will display as guest and will be a link to the registration form.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/7051 ( Avatar of Last Poster on Index and View Forum ) This hack allows you to display the last poster's avatar on the index as well as the author's avatar and last poster's avatar on view forum.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4490 ( Default Avatar ) This hack allows the administrator choose a default avatar that will be displayed if a user hasn't already selected one. The default avatar can be changed through the ACP. You can also select whether you want to display the default avatar for guests, registered users or both and choose a different default avatar for guests and users. You can also select none if you don't want to have a default avatar.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=358975 ( Memberlist Access ) With this MOD admin can decide who gets to view the member list. Options include: All, registered users, moderators, admins. Options are settable from the ACP.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=375262&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 ( Easy BotStopper ) Thanks to Racefan20 for this one. This MOD works by making website field invisible during registration. Spam bot that uses auto-registration script which provides an website URL will be detected and stopped.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=145513&highlight=mulit+bbcode (http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=145513&highlight=mulit+bbcode) ( Multiple BBCode MOD ) Allows you to install BBCode MODs that add quick BBCode buttons in post edits. Without this MOD, there is no standard way of installing BBCode MODs.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=375183 (http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=375183) ( Youtube Video BBCode )Adds a new bbcode allowing you to easily embed videos from YouTube.com.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=401633 (http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=401633) ( Google Video BBCode )Adds BBcode button GVideo which embedds a Google Video link into your phpBB forum.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2290 (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2290) ( Smilies Packager ) With smilies pack, you can add many smilie graphics to your phpBB in an efficient, fast and easy way.
Not by entering filename, description and code one by one. You just upload the pack file that is configured beforehand and automatically your smilie graphic library is added.
This program is made to help people create smilie packs quickly and easily.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4724 (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4724) (Smilie Categories Hack) This hack allows the forum administrator to manage 200+ smilies better by creating categories to put the smilies in. Each category can therefore have a theme, like default, speech bubbles, placards, food, animals, cars, guns, etc.
Categories can be hidden or reordered with ease and the smilies in them can be edited and ordered with ease also.
A unique feature is being able to display a list of all the smilies in the smiles folder that aren't installed yet. A few clicks is all it takes install them.

11-13-2006, 04:12 AM
Thanx, all great mods I might consider the YouTube mod. The spambot mod looks interesting too.


Aliens Anonymous
11-16-2006, 01:20 AM
Just a little update on Racefan anti bot on websites , have a look at this
Anti Bot Question Hack
This hack is a text based captcha to prevent spam bot registrations and spam bot guest postings. A question, randomly selected from a question pool, is added to the registration form and/or the posting form for guests. This question must be answered correctly to complete the registration or posting successfully.

The hack is administrated via the ACP. New questions can be added to the question pool, old questions can be deleted or edited. You can disable/enable the registration form protection and the posting form protection separately.

This hack is compatible with Select Default Language. Different questions can be defined for each language.

DEMO HERE (http://www.aliensanonymous.org/forum)

11-16-2006, 07:06 PM
hmmmm take a look at my phpbb it has everything www.naghosthunters.com/lobby.html (http://www.naghosthunters.com/lobby.html) it's a phpbbfm fully modded haven't skinned it yet but will.

Aliens Anonymous
11-16-2006, 08:34 PM
If i was you i wouldn't put a new skin on, as this will course you one big headache, unless you have all the template edit files for all those mods. and if you do don't choose a skin with image or button links.

11-17-2006, 07:50 AM
I agree with Alien Dude (as usual). Pre-modded forums are convenient, but they limit what you can do if you want to make changes later. It's much, much better to learn how to add MODS yourself - you'll be in a position to handle any problems that may come your way. All of it is easy, you just have to follow the instructions and ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS OF FILES BEFORE EDITING.

Aliens Anonymous
11-17-2006, 08:05 PM
I agree with Alien Dude (as usual). Pre-modded forums are convenient, but they limit what you can do if you want to make changes later. It's much, much better to learn how to add MODS yourself - you'll be in a position to handle any problems that may come your way. All of it is easy, you just have to follow the instructions and ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS OF FILES BEFORE EDITING.
Hello My Friend how Devil are you, long time no see.
just to add a little something naghosthunter alot of the pages are showimg error on page in the bottom left of page, this usaualy mean that something is amiss in the scripting ether in the tpl or php files. though sometimes this does not hurt it can mean that info is not shown or missplaced, i have checked with the site that you can download these preloaded forums and they are showing the same errors, i know you won't want here this but i srongly agree with Racefan ( Grand Master ) most of those mods or better ones can be added by yourself to a standard phpBB that way you only have what you want or are going to use.

11-17-2006, 08:59 PM
yeah i am getting an error on the bottom of task bar figures it has something to do with how i have it routed what i did was made a page with bluevoda added an iframe pasted the link to where the forum is and published after saving it so i figured it was from iframe and redirections i removed what i don't need. or it can be from php or html in the forum itself i useually get that same error even with regular phpbb.

Aliens Anonymous
11-17-2006, 09:24 PM
The errors on the pages were not down to something you had down as the download site was doing the same thing. i noticed you had taken the links out for most of the stuff but the index is still showing a error but not knowing what the scripts look like it's hard to say what is corsing it. i might download a copy and have a look.

04-17-2007, 06:35 PM
AliensAnonymous that is great info you posted!!

I have a question....How do I install a portal into my phpbb forum similar to what you have and also make it work with the existing forum theme (skin)?
I have searched for an answer for a long time now and nobody seems to be able to help me :( please reply and thanks so much!!

Aliens Anonymous
04-18-2007, 01:19 AM
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2779 this is the actual portal mod you will need the easymod program installed or you can manually do the edits.

04-18-2007, 06:58 AM
Lots of good stuff. thanks for the post.

04-18-2007, 10:40 AM
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2779 this is the actual portal mod you will need the easymod program installed or you can manually do the edits.

I need instructions as to how to install or incorporate into my existing phpbb forum! Is it done through ftp or do I have to know php script to be able to do this? thanks Aliens Anonymous

Aliens Anonymous
04-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Click here (http://www.angies-cyberscripts.org/forum1/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=c3371f5a040450e59d70baa1886241ee) you may have to register to read some of the posts but most of the info on installing is there, i am at moment do up some videos to go with these, but most of the installation threads have a step by step with images to what you want to do. so if you get stuck or don't understand something just post agian. most mods are done though editing the phpbb files this can be done manualy using a script editer or you can use a program called easymod which will install mods for you but even then you may have to edit some files your sef.

04-18-2007, 06:06 PM
I will try that Aliens! thanks for your patience with noobies like me
I'll let u know how it goes :)

04-18-2007, 07:11 PM
phpbb is much worse than smf/ipb.

Aliens Anonymous
04-21-2007, 05:29 PM
I will try that Aliens! thanks for your patience with noobies like me
I'll let u know how it goes :)

see it's back, I've pm'd you with the solution to the login problem.

Aliens Anonymous
04-22-2007, 12:08 AM
Notice Due to refurbishment a lot of the links for phpbb.com may not work, this was unforeseen but most of the mods are still around on there forum which can be found here (http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=15) mind you some of there links don't ether.

04-30-2007, 12:30 AM
Thanks to Aliens Anonymous I now have a kick ass forum to compliment my clan name!
thanks Alien you're the best!
check it out peeps!-->

Danny Canada
06-13-2007, 05:37 PM
i have had a lot of problems with posts in my forums from unwanted sources. I recently downloaded the "Humanizer" and need help on how to install it on my BB.