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About This Class
THE #1 FREE, OPEN SOURCE BULLETIN BOARD SOFTWARE
phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.
No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free. We welcome you to test it for yourself today.
Advantages of phpBB
When compared with other forum software on the market phpBB has clear advantages. The number one advantage is the size of the user base and number of websites using phpBB. With hundreds of thousands of websites using phpBB you can rest assured that the software is stable and solid – after all, if it wasn’t so stable the masses of websites currently using it would simply jump to another open source solution.
Because phpBB is more often than not a single component within a larger website the free styles and themes offered by the phpBB community make it easy for you to integrate into an existing website. Currently there are over 163 free to download styles which can all be further customized based on color scheme to fit the existing look of your website down to the last detail. If you are planning on reaching out to a global audience phpBB currently offers 47 language packs with support for most major languages on the web. This also includes support for complicated languages with different character sets such as Arabic and Japanese.