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README.md

LayerBB 1.1.3

LayerBB is a small yet feature rich community software which enables you to quickly and easily start your own community. It offers great flexibility and easily customisable.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Linux-Based
  • PHP Version: 5.5.0 or higher (with the PDO, MCrypt & CURL PHP Extension Enabled)
  • SQL Version: MySQL 5.6 or higher / MariaDB 10.2 or higher
  • Webserver Version: Apache 2.2 or higher
  • Control Panel: Standard LAMP, cPanel/WHM or DirectAdmin

If you have a different configuration to this, and was able to install and use LayerBB successfully - let us know

Installation

  1. Download the latest release from our website: https://forum.layerbb.com/downloads.php?view=category&id=2
  2. Unzip the archive you downloaded to your computer using 7-Zip or WinRar.
  3. Upload the contents of the unzipped folder using an FTP client such as FileZilla.
  4. Rename config.php.new in the applications directory to config.php
  5. Using your browser, navigate to the installation script (I.E: http://yourdomain.com/install/).
  6. Follow the instructions that you see on your screen.
  7. There is no step 6, LayerBB should now of installed successfully.

If you had issues during installation, please consult the "Help Me!" section of this README.

Upgrading

  1. Download the latest release from our website: https://forum.layerbb.com/downloads.php?view=category&id=2
  2. Unzip the archive you downloaded to your computer using 7-Zip or WinRar.
  3. Upload the contents of the unzipped folder using an FTP client such as FileZilla.
  4. Using your browser, navigate to the update script (I.E: http://yourdomain.com/update/).
  5. Follow the instructions that you see on your screen.
  6. There is no step 6, LayerBB should now of updated successfully.

If you had issues during installation, please consult the "Help Me!" section of this README.

Help Me!

From time to time you may come across an issue with installation or updating, or even while using LayerBB - which is why we have created these quick resources where you will be able get help quickly.

Help yourself

Sometimes it is a silly error, if you are presented with an error read it carefully - sometimes it will tell you what is wrong, or you can use Google.

Community works wonders

If you can't help yourself, our amazing community can help you. Simple visit our support forum (https://forum.layerbb.com/node.php/layerbb_support.6) where a member of the community or staff will be able to help you.

What if the community can't help?

On rare occasion our community can not help you, one of our staff will request you to private message them with certain information. If this happens we will lock your support topic and we will update it once your issue has been resolved and to let others know on how to fix it themselves.

Community Customisation

Customising your community is easy, simply visit the themes or modules forums to get started.

For all resources you can get from the LayerBB Community: https://forum.layerbb.com/forum.php

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