The way I've been doing it on my forum is to import RSS feeds and have the forum create a new post in my admin forum when there's an announcement from the official site. This lets me know when there's a new release.
I'm not sure Vanilla phpBB 3.2 can do this (I'm a little rusty on phpBB's most recent features) but there may be an extension that can make posts from RSS feeds.
Ger wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Alternative approach: add a notification for admins in case of a new update.
Even if an administrator doesn't login to the ACP on a regular basis, having a notification in the front-end would get their attention I'd say. They may choose to ignore that, but that's up to them.
This would be ideal. Dokuwiki does this (putting a notice on all of the wiki pages that only the admin can see) and it's a really simple but effective system.