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

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Chapter 3. A Quick Tour of phpBB

In the previous chapters you learned about what phpBB is and how to install it. It is time now to take a closer look at how it actually works and the kind of features it offers to users, moderators, and administrators.

In this chapter you will learn:

  • How phpBB works from a visitors perspective
  • What the moderators capabilities are
  • How the most popular administration features work

Visitor Experience

As more and more people join your online community, chances are that they’ll start asking questions about some of the board features. You should be able to guide them and respond to their concerns if you want to be a good, understanding, and helpful host to the community. That’s why it’s a good idea to know in detail how your ...

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