Download and Start

A quick guide in my words

  1. unzip phpBB3 locally
  2. cp to server
    cp -r /localsite/phpBBFolder/ /remotesite/phpBBFolder
  3. config.php (666 or -rw-rw-rw-)
    sudo chmod 666 config.php
  4. folders (777 or -rwxrwxrwx):
    sudo chmod 777 store/ cache/ files/ images/avatars/upload/
  5. INSTALL tab with info
    1. sql hostname
    2. new phpBB database name
    3. sql username
    4. sql password
  6. Done, then change the permissions on config.php to be writable only by yourself (644 or -rw-r–r–)
    chmod 644 config.php
  7. phpBB3 now runs.
  8. delete/move/rename “install” folder on server
  9. login admin page is at the bottom
  10. style chooser:
  11. style install
    • unzip to /templates/ /styles/ ref
  12. change logo
    1. upload image to /styles/stylename/imagesets
    2. imageset/imageset.cfg
      img_site_logo = site_logo.gif*52*139
    3. go control panel / style for editing
  13. import user

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