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.dev Added tests for clear function in FlashMessenger.
admin Release PunBB 1.4.4.
cache No upload folder anymore.
extensions Remove JQery ext and add extensions in .gitignore
img Add avatars dir to .gitignore and remove my avatar
include Set FORUM_VERSION to 1.4.4
lang Added responsive design in Oxygen theme.
style Updated Oxygen theme. Fixed position of New reports link.
.gitattributes Imrove .gitattributes.
.gitignore .gitignore: add .htaccess to git ignore
.htaccess.dist Add checking for mod_autoindex in .htaccess
COPYING No upload folder anymore.
ChangeLog Added changelog for 1.4.3 and 1.4.4
README Fix code style: remove unneeded spaces Update copyright.
delete.php Update copyright.
edit.php Fixed hardcoded max_subject_length
extern.php Fix code style: use space before closing single tags
favicon.ico Add favicon.ico
footer.php Update copyright.
header.php OpenSearch now use forum_link($forum_url['opensearch']).
help.php Update copyright.
humans.txt Add humans.txt
index.php Update copyright.
login.php Disable reset password for administrators
misc.php Fixed hardcoded max_subject_length
moderate.php Removed the message, which doesn't exist in lang_misc.php.
post.php Fixed hardcoded max_subject_length
profile.php Fixed the error of the profile with validation of the LinkedIn field.
register.php Форма прав Rules и Rules при регистрации желательно иметь разные id.
rewrite.php Fix code style: use space before closing single tags
robots.txt Add robots.txt
search.php Update search.php
userlist.php Fix code style: do not echo empty strings in quick php
viewforum.php Update copyright.
viewtopic.php Fix code style: do not echo empty strings in quick php


PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

Quick install

  1. Download the latest revision of PunBB. Decompress the PunBB archive to a directory.
  2. Copy (or upload) all the files contained in this archive into the directory where you want to run your forums. (e.g. /home/user/www/punbb/)
  3. Run install.php from the forum admin directory (e.g. open in your browser). Follow the instructions.


  • A webserver
  • PHP 5
  • A database where forum data is to be stored, created in one of: MySQL 4.1.2 or later, PostgreSQL 7.0 or later or SQLite 2

Extension installation

  1. Download an extension's archive from the PunBB extensions repository or any other place. Extract it into your forum’s extensions directory. (e.g. /home/user/
  2. Log into the forum and go to "Administration" console, "Extensions" section, choose "Install extensions" tab (e.g. The downloaded extension will be listed there.
  3. Click the "Install extension" link to install the extension.

NOTE: You may use the pun_repository official PunBB extension to download and install extensions from PunBB repository with one click.


Please report issues on the Github issue tracker. Personal email addresses are not appropriate for bug reports.


Copyright and disclaimer

This package and its contents are (C) 2002-2012 PunBB, all rights reserved. Partially based on code (C) 2008-2009

PunBB is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

PunBB is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.

Good luck.

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