Today is a big day for the entire phpBB community and we hope you're excited! With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we have created the best and most modern version of phpBB yet: 3.1 Ascraeus. It features many improvements
for users, administrators, and developers alike. Its new responsive theme takes phpBB into the modern mobile world, OAuth logins and Gravatars improve phpBB's integration into the social web, and a new notification system makes it easy to keep apprised of all that's going on.
With phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus' extension system, you can easily customize and extend your forum's functionality without modifying source code. The extension system makes updating phpBB and 3rd party code a breeze. Our Extensions Development Team
is also actively developing a set of officially supported extensions, expanding upon phpBB's already rich feature-set with some separately maintained popular options. For example custom pages
, Google Analytics integration
, and detailed board rules
We have been hard at work to ensure 3.1 Ascraeus is also the most stable and secure release of phpBB. A professional security audit performed by SektionEins
found phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus to be solid, due to the examplary execution of strict coding guidelines. The well tested and widely used Symfony components
have replaced some of the underlying foundations of phpBB to let us focus our efforts on providing the best forum experience imaginable.
Check out further highlights of the new version on our Ascraeus Launch Page
or a more detailed breakdown on our Features Page
. As always, phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus and update packages for previous versions are available in the downloads section
The phpBB community has been working at a tremendous pace for months to get this release prepared and we plan on riding this wave. Future feature releases will be published on an annual basis, and work on phpBB 3.2 Rhea is already well underway!
We would like to thank everyone for working hard to make today possible! The following is a list of everyone who contributed code to the phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus release: Joas Schilling, Andreas Fischer, Nathaniel Guse, Nils Adermann, Marc Alexander, Oleg Pudeyev, Tristan Darricau, Igor Wiedler, Cesar G, Vjacheslav Trushkin, David King, Dhruv Goel, PayBas, Joseph Warner, Matt Friedman, Meik Sievertsen, Callum Macrae, Fyorl, Shitiz Garg, Chris Smith, Oliver Schramm, Michael Cullum, brunoais, Henry Sudhof, Crizzo, rxu, n-aleha, LEZY Thomas, Jakub Senko, Andy Chase, Stanislav Atanasov, rechosen, David M, Erik Frèrejean, Senky, Michael Miday, Rahul R, Marek A. Ruszczyński, Cullen Walsh, Patrick Webster, Shibu Lijack, Carlo, erangamapa, asperous, Mario Skouat, OpenShift guest, Etienne Baroux, geetakshi, Suhaib Khan, Marcus Vinny, marcosbc, Josh Woody, Geolim4, Lukasz, Rahul, Forumhulp, Tabitha Backoff, Yuriy Rusko, Drae, Pico88, Vic D'Elfant, s9e, Hari Sankar R, Marcus Vinicius, lucifer4o, Prosk8er, Varun Agrawal, Zoddo, omniError, David Colón, Gaëtan Muller, Louis7777, Maël Soucaze, blitze, jeroendedauw, Fred Emmott, Jim Wigginton, Marcos Bjorkelund, Markus Stenudd, Paul Tarjan, Pico, hjpotter92, netdeamon, riadhchtara, wagnerch, BorisBerdichevski, Daniel Schosser, David Prévot, Eric, Falk Seidel, Fred Sauer, Gabriel Anca, Giampaolo Falqui, Huynh Buu Tam, Jesús Rafael Cova Huerta, John, K Fisher, Knecht Ruprecht, Matt, Oyabun1, RMcGirr83, Skouat, Stephannos, Sumanai, Victor Nagy, david63, dcz, karan, mtrs, neufke, sakimahesh, we3b
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