phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created extensions and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.
No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free. We welcome you to test it for yourself today. If you have any questions please visit our Community Forum where our staff and members of the community will be happy to assist you with anything from configuring the software to modifying the code for individual needs. Learn more about phpBB.
Announcement • [Security] phpBB 3.2.2 Packages Compromised
Earlier today, we identified that the download URLs for two phpBB packages available on phpBB.com were redirecting to a server that did not belong to us. We immediately took down the links and … read more
Announcement • Server Maintenance
Hello, On Tuesday January 23rd from 8:00 PM (UTC) until 12:00 AM (UTC) our hosting provider, OSUOSL, will be performing some maintenance on the infrastructure that powers www.phpbb.com. This … read more
Announcement • phpBB 3.2.2 Release - Please Update
Greetings everyone, We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.2.2 "Bertie’s New Year Resolution". This version is a maintenance & security release of the 3.2.x branch which fixes one … read more
Blog • We’re in Budapest!
After several months of preparations and many hours of travelling, most of our team members have arrived in Budapest for our annual team hackathon. Our meeting space was provided by L’Office … read more
Blog • Google Summer of Code 2017: Advertisement Management
Advertisement management is easily one of the most requested add-on features for phpBB. In phpBB 3.0, EXreaction’s Ad Management MOD was the 9th most downloaded MOD with over 66,000 downloads. … read more
Blog • An alternative approach to setting up a development environment on Windows
In the last article I looked at setting up a simple development environment on Windows using WAMP. If you would like to review that, please visit … read more
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.
Newer users will appreciate phpBB's extensive administration panel, which allows the customisation of even the most intricate features without having to edit code directly while advanced users will value the ease with which phpBB can be integrated into existing systems.
Because phpBB is released under the GNU General Public License, you may make changes to the code without first having to obtain permission from the phpBB Group. Our extensive database of user-created extensions makes changing and adding features as simple as pasting code into the appropriate files, while the styles database contains hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board.
The detailed documentation and Flash video tutorials available on this site will help you get phpBB running on your server in minutes. If you have any questions please visit our Community Forum where our staff and members of the community will be happy to assist you with anything from configuring the software to modifying the code for individual needs.
No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free. We welcome you to test it for yourself today*.
*Test board is generated automatically and is only available for an hour after it is created. Once this time limit is reached, the data is purged. Please note that the demo is linked to your IP address; you will not be able to share your test board with other individuals. Default username/password: administrator/administrator