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

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Hacking phpBB

Altering the look of your forum is only one aspect of customizations that you can perform with phpBB. For some interesting changes, you’ll most likely want to add some completely new features to your forum. You may also want to remove some features that you do not plan to use. To add new features, remove existing features, or otherwise alter the abilities of a phpBB forum, you will have to edit the code of the PHP script files that are the heart of phpBB. You may also need to edit or add new template files to the styles installed on a forum, as well. The process of making these kinds of changes is called modifying or hacking phpBB.

MODs and Hacks

There are many sets of instructions for altering phpBB’s features available at online ...

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