Standard PHPBB modifications


This assumes you are creating a forum in, using subdirectories as provided by Virtualmin; change appropriately.

Also assumes you have placed PHPBB modification files in /opt/phpbb

Add American English:

cd ~/domains/ unzip /opt/phpbb/

In ACP, go to System / Language Packs and Install the American English one.

Then go to General / (Board Configuration) Board Settings and set the default language to American English.

Eliminate error: Imageset misses "en_us" localisation

cd ~/domains/ ln -s en en_us

Permit admins to add users directly:

cd ~/domains/ cp -a /opt/phpbb/acp_add_user_mod/root/* .

Problem: Using default email notification, users added by admins will not receive their password. The combination is locked inside the vault. Edit ~/domains/ as follows:

---------------------------- Username: {USERNAME}

Password: {PASSWORD}

Board URL: {U_BOARD} ----------------------------

Your password has been securely stored in our database and cannot be retrieved. In the event that it is forgotten, you will be able to reset it using the email address associated with your account.

Thank you for registering.

If you wish to change your new password to something you will more easily remember, the location to do so is...

  • User Control Panel link - Profile - Edit Account settings - then enter your New password - Confirm your New password - below that enter your Current password (just provided in this email) - click on the Submit button ...and you're done.

  • For your own security please also get accustomed to using a secure password - which is at least 7 characters, and which should include: Capital and lowercase letters, a number, and a punctuation mark. And preferably something not resembling an entry in your desktop dictionary!


Copy that file to American English:

cd ~/domains/ cp -a en/email/user_welcome.txt en_us/email/user_welcome.txt