phpBB Documentation

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User Guide

The user guide contains detailed documentation articles for those using phpBB, whether they be administrators, moderators, or end-users. These articles are maintained by the staff and can provide you with the information you need to resolve most of the commonly encountered problems when using phpBB.

Keep in mind that we are still updating and revising these articles.

Download User Guide as PDF

PDFYou can download the entire user guide as a PDF for easier offline access. Use the links below to download the version of your choice:

3.3.xDownload user guide PDF for phpBB 3.3.x
3.2.xDownload user guide PDF for phpBB 3.2.x
3.1.xDownload user guide PDF for phpBB 3.1.x
3.0.xDownload user guide PDF for phpBB 3.0.x

Knowledge Base

The knowledge base contains articles created by community members (as well as staff members), which cover a wide range of subjects. These include tutorials for commonly encountered tasks or problems, guides for particular board customisations, hosting situations, etc.

The knowledge base should be regarded as an extension of the user guide, providing additional information where it's needed.

Articles submitted by members of the community are checked for accuracy by the relevant phpBB Team. If you do not find the answer to your question here, we recommend looking through the Support Section as well as using the Site Wide Search.


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