Millions of people use phpBB on a daily basis, making it the most widely used open source bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built-in.
phpBB is fully compatible with UTF-8 and uses it as the default character encoding. This ensures complete compatibility with nearly every language on the planet.
phpBB’s features and functionality can be extended using self-contained extensions. These community built extensions are easily installed via the ACP with just a few clicks.
3.2.x PHP7 Support
With phpBB 3.2 the most recent major version of PHP7 is now completely supported. This will make phpBB considerably faster and moving along to modern times.
HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design
prosilver, phpBB’s default style, utilises the latest specifications for HTML5 and CSS3 for a modern and responsive design. This ensures optimal performance and cross-browser support for all modern browsers on desktop and mobile platforms.
phpBB offers a completely modularised User Control Panel to give your users full control over their account on the board.
An arsenal of tools are at your disposal in order to moderate your board.
phpBB provides a comprehensive Administration Control Panel which allows you to configure and customise nearly every aspect of your board.
Search Engine Spider Handling
phpBB comes pre-loaded with configuration for over 100 of the most common spiders and optimises your board when they visit. Using the Permissions system, you have full control of what the spiders can see and where they can go.
Unread Message Tracking
phpBB keeps track of the topics and posts users have and have not read, even between sessions!
Private Message System
Users have the ability to send messages to one another directly via the board.