phpBB Community Forum Tutorials

The below tutorials cover everything you need to know about installing and configuring your phpBB community forum with VodaHost. NOTE: A free phpBB community forum is included with every VodaHost web hosting account and is pre-loaded in your control panel.

Installation Tutorials

1 How to Install phpBB from Fantastico Recommended!

Additional Tutorials

2 How to Configure your phpBB Installation
3 How to Create a Forum
4 How to Manage a Forum
5 How to Configure Forum Permissions
6 How to Create a New Topic in phpBB
7 How to Setup a Poll when Starting a New Topic
8 How to Reply to an Existing Topic in phpBB
9 How to Manage Groups
10 How to Manage Group Permissions
11 How to Use the Search Tool
12 How to Prune Forums
13 How to Use Word Censoring
14 How to Manage Ranks
15 How to Manage Smilies
16 How to Manage Styles
17 How to Register as a User
18 How to Edit a User’s Profile
19 How to Manage User Permissions
20 How to Ban Users
21 How to Disallow Usernames
22 How to Edit your Profile
23 How to Send a Mass Email to Users
24 How to Send Private Messages
25 How to Backup your Database
26 How to Restore your Database
Managing smilies

Cool Extras

Forum Skins – Give your forum a professional image with a custom forum skin from VodaHost Templates. – New!

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10 Commandments To Maximizing Your Time In Forum Participation
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What is phpBB?

he phpBB community forum is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.

Key Features:

  • Supports popular database servers
  • Unlimited forums and posts
  • Multiple language interface
  • Private or public forums
  • Powerful search utility
  • Private messaging system
  • Complete customization with templates