QuickInstall or QI package for quickly and easily creating a basic phpBB installation with basic data for use in development of MODs | Subscribe to commits list: http://code.phpbb.com/mailman/listinfo/modxtools-commits
Latest commit cc09a2e Dec 16, 2016 @marc1706 marc1706 committed on GitHub Merge pull request #70 from VSEphpbb/vse-patch
Use double backslashes in config.php for consitency


phpBB3 QuickInstall


phpBB3 QuickInstall (QI) is tool used to manage multiple phpBB3 installations. You can quickly install phpBB 3.2.x, 3.1.x and 3.0.x boards with one single mouse click.

QuickInstall is not intended for use on a live server. It is aimed at users developing modifications and extensions for phpBB. You can set up new phpBB boards to develop and test extensions or MODs in without having to worry about conflicts. If you insist on using QI on a public server, make sure to protect the directory where it is. No support is given for QI other than local use.


phpBB3 QuickInstall is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License 2 (GPL). A copy has been included in the package (license.txt).


Copy the quickinstall folder to your local web space. Make sure boards/, cache/ and settings/ are writable by your web server. You can move boards and cache to other locations after the initial configuration.


Download the latest phpBB 3.2.x, 3.1.x or 3.0.x from phpBB.com, extract it and copy the phpBB3 folder to sources/. Choose the version you do the most work with, for your own convenience.

In sources/phpBB3_alt you can store additional versions of phpBB, or boards with other style or language files. You can name them whatever you want to make it easier for you to recognize them when you create boards.

Example: sources/phpBB3_alt/phpBB-3.0.12, sources/phpBB3_alt/phpBB-sv, and so on.

If you want to use phpBB 3.0.x with AutoMOD you will also need to download AutoMOD. Unzip AutoMOD and copy the contents of the root or upload folder, depending on the AutoMOD version, to sources/automod/.

Then point your browser to the QI folder (e.g., https://localhost/quickinstall). You should be taken directly to the QI settings page. Some default values will already be filled in but you will need to add your database connection settings. Click "Save" once you have configured all the settings to your liking and you are good to go. If you don't set a profile name, the name "default" will be used.

If you want additional files/folders to be copied to your boards when they are created, you can put them in the sources/extra folder. By using the same folder structure in sources/extra as phpBB you can get the files where you want.

Upgrading from QI 1.1.8:

Download the package and unzip it into your QI directory. Point your browser to Manage profiles, make sure the new settings are in order, submit and you are done.

Upgrading from QI older than 1.1.8:

Download the package and unzip it into your QI directory. Make sure the new settings folder is writable by PHP and point your browser to your QI folder. QI will convert your old config to a profile named "default", you can of course choose some other name for it.

Support and Bugs:

You can receive support at: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/official_tool/phpbb3_quickinstall/support

Please report all bugs you find, even reports for small bugs are welcome to make QI even better than it is now. The right place for bug reports is: https://github.com/phpbb/quickinstall/issues

A Note About Passwords:

QI stores all passwords in a plain text file. They are hidden in the user interface, but can be read by anyone with access to the QI folder.

Now go and write great extensions. :)

The extensions team