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Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:20 pm
by Canoran
Hello everybody! :)

If we are not super expert of phpBB, with tens or hundreds installations behind the shoulders, after the installation we waste a lot of time to think and understand what will be the next step we have to face.

I don't know if it already exist or not, but I think it coul be very useful a guide to follow for set up correctly step by step our forum post installation.

What do you think about? ;)

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 pm
by GanstaZ
What is this then Docs ?

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:49 pm
by david63
Whilst not a totally bad idea the problem is that there is no "one size fits all" answer as everyone's post installation requirements are different

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 pm
by HiFiKabin
The important thing to do is set a GOOD CAPTCHA. Whatever you do, DO NOT use any of the 'squiggly letter' CAPTCHAS that phpBB comes shipped with. Those were broken by BOT writers years and years ago.

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:42 pm
by Canoran
Thank you all for your answer.
GanstaZ wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 pm
What is this then Docs ?
I didn't know, il looks wonderful!!! Thank you for the link. ;)
david63 wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Whilst not a totally bad idea the problem is that there is no "one size fits all" answer as everyone's post installation requirements are different
Off course, I was refering about the basic thinks, mainly for people who has not much experiences with phpBB (like me ;) )
HiFiKabin wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 pm
The important thing to do is set a GOOD CAPTCHA. Whatever you do, DO NOT use any of the 'squiggly letter' CAPTCHAS that phpBB comes shipped with. Those were broken by BOT writers years and years ago.
Thanks HiFiKabin for your suggestion, what GOOD CAPTCHA do you suggest?

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:52 pm
by HiFiKabin
Canoran wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 1:42 pm
HiFiKabin wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 pm
The important thing to do is set a GOOD CAPTCHA. Whatever you do, DO NOT use any of the 'squiggly letter' CAPTCHAS that phpBB comes shipped with. Those were broken by BOT writers years and years ago.
Thanks HiFiKabin for your suggestion, what GOOD CAPTCHA do you suggest?
I have two recommendations

The inbuilt Q&A with either a question where you can not Google for the answer (bots can use google) or with my Obscure Registration Code extension

KeyCaptcha (the free service is good enough)

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:24 pm
by Canoran
Thank you again HiFiKabin. ;)

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 pm
by Elias
HiFiKabin wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 pm
The important thing to do is set a GOOD CAPTCHA. Whatever you do, DO NOT use any of the 'squiggly letter' CAPTCHAS that phpBB comes shipped with. Those were broken by BOT writers years and years ago.
I wonder why it’s still included in the phpBB package.

Re: Install phpBB and list of things to do

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 am
by Mick
Elias wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 pm
I wonder why it’s still included in the phpBB package.
See viewtopic.php?f=436&t=2450886