Tinyboard - A lightweight PHP imageboard.
Tinyboard is a free light-weight, fast, highly configurable and user-friendly imageboard software package. It is written in PHP and has few dependencies.
Tinyboard is defunct no longer. Circlepuller and others aim to modernize and optimize the additions that the vichan fork brought into this updated software.
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.
- ImageMagick (command-line ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick preferred).
- APC (Alternative PHP Cache), XCache or Redis
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.
Download and extract Tinyboard to your web directory or get the latest development version with:
git clone git://github.com/Circlepuller/Tinyboard.git
Download and install required external third-party dependencies into the
install.phpin your web browser and follow the prompts.
Tinyboard should now be installed. Log in to
mod.phpwith the default username and password combination: admin / password.
Please remember to change the administrator account password.
See also: Configuration Basics.
To upgrade from any version of Tinyboard (or vichan):
git pull to update your files, if you used git, or
inc/instance-config.php, replace all your files in place
(don't remove boards etc.), then put
inc/instance-config.php back and
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
- 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.
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
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).
Wanting to have Tinyboard in your language? You can contribute your translations at this URL:
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
inc/lib/webm/README.md for information about enabling webm.
Tinyboard provides by default a 4chan-compatible JSON API. For documentation on this, see: https://github.com/vichan-devel/vichan-API/ .