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[ABD] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by BrendanBates » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:57 pm

Greetings!

A few years back I was developing a MOD for phpBB2 called MultiBB. This allowed users to host multiple forums using only one set of phpBB files. The development of this MOD was going good, and there was a working version. Unfortunately there was a lot of strange behavior with the code, and there was a lot of bugs in the system. The code had been poorly written, and eventually, the project was abandoned. No code was ever released.

Well, five years later, I've decided to try again. Recently, I have began developing MultiBB from the ground up. I do not have many details about it yet. The earlier versions of MultiBB were designed to be integrated into phpBB. The problem with this is that compatibility issues can arise; also, in the future I hope for MultiBB to support multiple different forum systems, or even multiple types of scripts (blogs, CMS, etc...). This time around, MultiBB is being coded to work along-side of phpBB. This means MultiBB will have it's own libraries and functions. Also, the code of phpBB will be virtually untouched, allowing almost any MOD compatible with phpBB to be compatible with MultiBB.



Modification Name: MultiBB Forum Hosting System
Author: Brendan Bates

Modification Description:: A robust forum hosting system, which allows users to host multiple phpBB forums using only one set of files.
Modification Version:: 0.0.1 (Not released)

Requirements: MySQL only. (This may change in future versions).

Features:
User Account System
Different signup modes: Open, PIN, or Closed
.....Open: Any user can register.
.....PIN: Someone with a PIN and a username (created by an admin or outside script) can register.
.....Closed: Only admin can register a user.
Enable/Disable Accounts
Account E-mail activation
Message system
Control forum install interval (how often a user can create a new forum)
IP Address management
Cookie/IP Address banning

Forum Level System
Allow different levels of forums
Each level can have maximum posts, data backups, and advertisements.
A level can be free, one-time payment, or subscription (Paypal currently)
Limit amount of forum types per user

Forum Serve Module
Minimal footprint - only adds 3 to 6 extra queries per page.
Tight security. Users can't go where they shouldn't go.
Access forums using URL (index.php?forum=my_forums). (Use this with mod_rewrite!)
Individual forum caching and file uploads to avoid data errors.

Administration
See server statistics, such as average page load time, average queries, etc...
View MultiBB logs.
Powerful forum management center. Look for inactive forums, abandonded forums, etc...
Login to admin panel (requires permission from user)
Module manager. Automatically install modules, so your users don't have to!
Automatic updates (for both phpBB and MultiBB)
Control forum config values. Set initial values, and overwrite them to keep users from modifying.

Screenshots: Coming soon.

Modification Download: N/A
Last edited by Sam on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by imkingdavid » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:34 pm

This sounds interesting; I'll keep my eye on this. :) Good luck!
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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by BrendanBates » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:02 am

I've added the feature list which I'd like to have completed for version 1.0. This is just a layout of the features. These may change as development goes on. Quite a few of these features have been implemented so far. There will be a demo up as soon as I get my linux box up and running again :)

Please note: this is a spare time project. I do not currently have any release dates set. There will be an alpha version out as soon as I write the install script.

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by BrendanBates » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:46 pm

Hello,

For anyone following this script/MOD/whatever you want to call it (if anyone is following it!), I'd just like to say that there has been a release date set. MultiBB v0.1 will be released on March 17 (3 weeks from today). Currently, the only thing that has to be finished is the administrator control panel.

Version 0.1 will introduce a great portion of the features listed above, but a few will not be finished yet. Version 0.1 will be released as an alpha release, and will not be recommended for live server use.

P.S. expect a demo up soon! :)

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by MasterZ » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:56 am

Hey, I'm working on this same MOD (well, was working on it), if you want to take it over or copy the code or start from where I left off feel free to.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1451195

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by MichaelC » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:10 pm

Looks like an interesting MOD.
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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by BrendanBates » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:32 am

Greetings,

Progress is going good on MultiBB, and version 0.1 is still planned to be released on March 17th!

By the way, if anyone would like to help out in developing this addon/modification, I am looking for developers (any experience with PHP/MySQL/phpBB), so send me a PM if interested.

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by peavy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:17 pm

Any news concerning this very interesting and useful MOD ?

March 17th is passed, but found no link to download the MOD.

Thanks for the information,

Peavy 8)

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by imkingdavid » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:24 pm

The MOD author hasn't visited since March 11th, according to his profile. I wouldn't wait around. There's another hosting script out there if you look around some.
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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by peavy » Wed May 12, 2010 9:36 am

Thanks for the information. Indeed, there is another MOD http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5&start=45 but not very intuitive and easy to install...

Unless you have another MOD to propose ?

Peavy 8-)

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by kiore » Thu May 13, 2010 6:45 am

OMG this is somthing i NEED! lol...well it be setup so that if you wanted you could have the forums share a user database and stuff like that?

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by ac_roma » Thu May 13, 2010 10:46 am

pwerful mod man
thanks :)

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by xray15 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:00 am

Please work in this still, update the thread, release the beta download or something please.
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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by MasterZ » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:55 am

xray15 wrote:Please work in this still, update the thread, release the beta download or something please.
Once I get my other projects out of the way I will work on this, but without people offering to help me with the project there is no date on when.... I do hope to get to it soon though.

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Re: [DEV] MultiBB - Forum Hosting System

Post by xray15 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:42 am

You got to ask people, I don't see people asking if you need help. :P

I can take a look at it, and see if I can improve stuff.
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