Download of the day: phpBB version 3 ( phpBB Gold )

by on December 13, 2007 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED January 22, 2009

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phpBB final version 3 has been released and available for download. phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP programming language.

New Features in phpBB3

* Modular design for the Admin Control Panel, Moderator Control Panel, and User Control Panel.
* Support for multiple database management systems, including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Firebird.
* Support for unlimited levels of subforums.
* Ability to create custom-defined BBCode.
* Ability to create custom profile fields.
* Greatly expanded permissions system.

From the announcement email:

The project has changed considerably since work on its second major release began. With a raft of new features requested by users and new ideas introduced by its developers, phpBB3 is more able than ever to support the new "social networking" trend. Security too has been a top priority with particular attention paid to reduce or eliminate the problems of the past. Indeed unusually for a project of this nature an independent security audit was performed to better ensure a safer future for its users.

So with great pride phpBB wishes to thank all of its developers, designers, team members and of course its community - please enjoy phpBB3.

Download phpBB version 3

=> Visit official web site to download phpBB stable version 3 (2.15 MiB)

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1 jcinacio December 14, 2007 at 7:54 am

Is it just me, or the sheer number of vulnerabilities related to phpBB v2 (and specially all it’s mods) make me think twice before considering using it?

For instance, looking at secunia database:
http://secunia.com/search/?search=phpBB – 119 advisories vs http://secunia.com/search/?search=smf – 4.

Yes, phpBB v3 seems to be on the right track, but i would definitely keep an eye out for any nasty surprises…

2 jayachandran December 14, 2007 at 8:54 am

plz send some useful informaton daily to my mail
i am student. i am studing master in computer application

3 nixCraft December 14, 2007 at 9:11 am

jcinacio,

I agree with you, however they did some good code auditing for version. Let us hope for the best.

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4 TrearWersTaws December 2, 2008 at 7:53 am

I am here at a forum newcomer. Until I read and deal with the forum.
Let’s learn!

5 Johnseena January 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Please can any1 tell me how to set froums website. I want to set discussion forums and that people can register and login and my server automatically send mails to their email addresses I am beginner in this feild. I only used ms Front page therefore please tell me fully and clearly.
And If you know anything then please send me mail on

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