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README.md

Tinyboard - A lightweight PHP imageboard.

About

Tinyboard is a free light-weight, fast, highly configurable and user-friendly imageboard software package. It is written in PHP and has few dependencies.

History

Tinyboard is defunct no longer. Circlepuller and others aim to modernize and optimize the additions that the vichan fork brought into this updated software.

Requirements

  1. PHP >= 7.2
  2. MySQL/MariaDB server >= 5.5.3
  3. mbstring
  4. PHP GD
  5. PHP PDO

We try to make sure Tinyboard is compatible with all major web servers and operating systems. Tinyboard does not include an Apache .htaccess file nor does it need one.

Recommended

  1. ImageMagick (command-line ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick preferred).
  2. APC (Alternative PHP Cache), XCache or Redis

Contributing

You can contribute to Tinyboard by:

  • Developing patches/improvements/translations and using GitHub to submit pull requests
  • Providing feedback and suggestions
  • Writing/editing documentation

If you need help developing a patch, please join our IRC channel.

Installation

  1. Download and extract Tinyboard to your web directory or get the latest development version with:

    git clone git://github.com/Circlepuller/Tinyboard.git
    
  2. Download and install required external third-party dependencies into the vendor/ directory with:

    composer install
    
  3. Navigate to install.php in your web browser and follow the prompts.

  4. Tinyboard should now be installed. Log in to mod.php with the default username and password combination: admin / password.

Please remember to change the administrator account password.

See also: Configuration Basics.

Upgrade

To upgrade from any version of Tinyboard (or vichan):

Either run git pull to update your files, if you used git, or backup your inc/instance-config.php, replace all your files in place (don't remove boards etc.), then put inc/instance-config.php back and finally run install.php.

Support

Tinyboard is still beta software -- there are bound to be bugs. If you find a bug, please report it.

If you need assistance with installing, configuring, or using vichan, you may find support from a variety of sources:

  • If you're unsure about how to enable or configure certain features, make sure you have read the comments in inc/config.php.
  • Ask for help on AwsumChan's Meta/Support board.
  • You can join this IRC channel for support m.ircd.moe #dev
  • Legacy Tinyboard documentation can be found here.

CLI tools

There are a few command line interface tools, based on Tinyboard-Tools. These need to be launched from a Unix shell account (SSH, or something). They are located in a tools/ directory.

You actually don't need these tools for your imageboard functioning, they are aimed at the power users. You won't be able to run these from shared hosting accounts (i.e. all free web servers).

Localization

Wanting to have Tinyboard in your language? You can contribute your translations at this URL:

https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/tinyboard-vichan-devel/

Oekaki

Tinyboard makes use of wPaint for oekaki. After you pull the repository, however, you will need to download wPaint separately using git's submodule feature. Use the following commands:

git submodule init
git submodule update

To enable oekaki, add all the scripts listed in js/wpaint.js to your instance-config.php.

WebM support

Read inc/lib/webm/README.md for information about enabling webm.

Tinyboard API

Tinyboard provides by default a 4chan-compatible JSON API. For documentation on this, see: https://github.com/vichan-devel/vichan-API/ .

License

See LICENSE.md.

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