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Foreword by Patrick O'Keefe, Administrator/Webmaster - phpBBHacks.com.
This book gives you the power to use phpBB to set up and run your own online discussion forums with ease and develop your own Internet community. It takes you through the whole process of setting up your phpBB site and helps you create, customize and manage your own online community with phpBB. Written by experienced phpBB administrators and enthusiasts, the emphasis is on simple and practical guidance for you to get the most from phpBB.
The book begins with the initial installation and configuration of phpBB on your system, with troubleshooting tips to help you through. You will then go on a tour of phpBB and its features, stepping you through the basic tasks, growing your understanding and familiarizing you with the power of phpBB.
Everybody wants their community to look special and customizing your forum is the next stop in the book. Beginning with a detailed rundown of templates and themes, you will then see how to customize your forum by first modifying existing templates, adding new elements and even creating a new template from scratch.
The book then goes onto cover further administration of your community, creating hacks for phpBB, custom PHP programming with phpBB and reference appendices with more phpBB resources, the phpBB file and directory structure, guides to the BBCode and permission systems and the phpBB database structure round off this book.
This book will give you the skills to setup, customize and manage your own phpBB powered community.
This book takes a practical, hands on approach to phpBB. Packed with sections stepping you through tasks, this book is the ideal guide to learning phpBB.
This book is written by phpBB enthusiasts for new and intermediate users. It's ideal if you are just starting with online communities and want a powerful and free tool or if you've already started with phpBB and want to take it further. Anyone with a basic knowledge of HTML and a willingness to learn about phpBB will benefit from this book.