Need help (MD, 2000).. phpbb questions


#1

I have my own hosting and sites off of it, and one of them has a forum on it (offered free from bravenet). I want to build a forum like this one (only smaller, more basic) off of one of my sites. I have downloaded the software from phpbb.com but have no idea how it works. Will it be just code I alter and upload to my file manager? Will one of you cats give me a “brief” rundown of how to use phpbb from download to finished product?


#2

This is no question for me to answer. lol

MD or Lemon might be able to help.


#3

unfortunately, lemon knows less than si, i cant even move a topic from one section to another :tard

it seems that md may be the only one to help, maybe vs, shes getting smarter with all this stuff now, so maybe she could help.

:dunno


#4

its code… We downloaded the site, then uploaded it to our phpBB FTP…

Ill let joe give you the run down, he is a PRO by now.


#5

You can find all the information you need in their comunity http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/

First read the PhpBB users guide http://www.phpbb.com/support/guide/index.html

The install guide http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/docs/INSTALL.html

And the Knowledge base http://www.phpbb.com/kb/

I also found the FAQ section very usefull http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/docs/FAQ.html

Their is so much to know to set up a site for the first time, that you should devote a night to just reading up on it.

I hope this helps you.


#6

Tim gave you some good links. In a nutshell you just upload your files, create a database, and run the installation file.


#7

So all of the editing and set up is done after an FTP transfer of all the files I received in the download? The look of the site, logos, etc?


#8

yes. the visual stuff is in the templates folder.