User-friendlyness is relative. If you just use the out-of-the-box product then phpBB is slightly more complicated than others, but that is inherent to the amount of features and is something most get used to very quickly. If you look at the numbers (boards installed) then phpBB doesn't seem too frightening for the internet community.
Certainly, the extension system facilitates installation of extra features without having to code yourself, many extra styles are available, some of which can be adapted to your personal taste with (relative) ease. You don't need any programming knowledge to start at all, unless you consider typing part of programming
True. Had issue with the godaddy's package. It was easy to install but the database prefix is strange. So stay away from it. Just download and install. Not that complicated.
Doesn't even need Filezilla or CoreFTP if he is using Cpanel. The file transfer on Cpanel is a zillion times faster than any FTP program I have ever used.
Cpanel will unzip your extension file in 3 seconds where FTP takes 6 minutes.
ok .. So far, ran into 1 problem. The folder permission setting changed to 750 after disabling the site to restore a backup. That drove me crazy until I found out. Besides that, have not have any issue with the File Manager on Cpanel..
That makes sense. I've just learnt how to adjust the height and width of logo and also added a favicon, and so far it doesn't seem too complicated. But I've seen some people complain about difficulty in adding Mods. I don't know what exactly Mods are but since you've assured me that using phpBB doesn't require knowledge in programming, I'm assuming and hope I won't have much difficulty with Mods.
Yes, I've been on support boards of other forum softwares and excluded quite a few of because some of their volunteers and developers themselves seemed disinterested with developing the software any further.
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