I made a step-by-step guide to creating a fully functional offline mirror of your phpBB site using MAMP.
This is very useful for any phpBB admin because it lets you:
- Make modifications to templating, theme or core files for development purposes
- Carry out database maintenance and experiment with user permissions or new forums
- Test new extensions, styles, smiley packs, official updates etc.
- Easily deploy updates to your live forum without having to re-upload everything
- Create a LAN and connect physical mobile or tablet devices for testing responsive design