phpBB 3.3 Proteus

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Emoji Emoji!

Thanks to our BBCode parser your users can now make use of the entire Emoji keyboard when posting on your board. From a lovely grin to a pink unicorn, Emoji can liven up all posts on your board! With phpBB 3.3, support for Emojis has been extended further to also support them in other parts like topic titles.

PHP7 Support PHP 7 Support

PHP 7 works twice as fast as previous PHP versions. We have modified phpBB to now completely support the latest releases of PHP (7.1 to 7.4) so you can enjoy all these performance advantages.

Clever quotes Clever Quotes

We've improved the quoting system to show a link to the quoted post and post author. The full time and date of the quoted post is now also available to get all the information in one glance.

Easy updating Easy Updating

With our brand new installer updating will be easier than ever in phpBB 3.3! Upload a single folder to your board and all your files will automatically be replaced.


With phpBB 3.3 now including the industry standard by using Google's newest and strongest API, you will have an even better protection against spambots than before.

Notifications Improved Notifications

With us completely refactoring the notifications system in phpBB 3.2, notifications now work faster and more efficiently. This change also reduces the posting time to be almost instantaneous.

FontAwesome FontAwesome Icons

Using CSS driven icons from FontAwesome, we now have more intuitive icons with retina quality all across phpBB as well as considerably improving the speed of page loads.

Symfony Symfony 3.4

Having introduced Symfony components in our previous releases, phpBB 3.3 has now upgraded to be built on Symfony 3.4 allowing us to use their latest cutting-edge developments.