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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Appendix A. Directory Structure

A full download of phpBB 2.0 contains about three hundred files sorted into twenty-one directories. In order to do certain types of more advanced work with your phpBB forum, you will need to know which directories contain important files and what phpBB accomplishes with each file. Some directories and files are optional, while others are absolutely required for a forum to function correctly. This appendix provides a quick summary of each directory and the files it contains.

For the most part, you should never rename any directory or file. There are exceptions to this, of course, which may include installing modifications, customizing aspects of your forum, or some other instances noted elsewhere in this book. When ...

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