Where to get phpbb3?

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Where to get phpbb3?

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Where can you actually get phpbb3. Or like a demo, i just want to test the admin controlls and the overall board, thanks!
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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Beta 1 can be downloaded from HERE

IF you would rather deal with the CVS, you can download that HERE.

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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Hmm, i havnt got hosting at the moment, im goign to buy it soon though, is there any free hosting, which has the BETA phpbb3?

Just wondering, thanks!
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there probably is, but.. free hosts come with bad consequences, you do know that right?

if you want to check it out- go install Wamp- google for it :)

since i am way to lazy to describe how one should install a local server for him/herself
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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Ah... run it on your localhost! ;)

If you don't have a localhost, use WAMP (for Windows), or MAMP (for Mac).

google searches will bring them up.

EDIT: oh Darnit, Nick! you beat me too it! ;) :D
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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Oh dear, im sort of new to phpbb im confused.

I just want a little tester of the BETA version, and i appreciate you guys helping.....

I nee dmore detail sorry, lol thanks
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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Ok, i have WAMP for Windows, now what? Which part of the phpbb3 zip do i upload, and to where? :o thanks
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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Easiest Way:
    1. Download WAMP.
    2. Install in PC (it's VERY simple).
    3. Download phpBB3 Beta1
    4. Install on PC in your WAMP localhost.
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eh, doing that would result in quite a big story..

alright, here is the cut one-

phpBB is a forum package created using PHP. PHP is a server sided language. the thing you use to view sites is a browser. in order to see the results of a PHP script- is to let the server run the script, and send the output to the browser.

so, in order to see the output, you will need a server. servers cost money. mostly. so, there come the localhost servers. these things are servers on your own computer. if you install Wamp- all services that phpBB requires will be installed. PHP, MySQL, and of course Apache- the server itself.

now, then you have your root/ folder. unpack all phpBB files in that folder, but put it in a directory called phpbb.

then you should have something like this-

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root/
root/phpbb
root/phpbb/config.php
now, once we're there.. you will need to create a database. through Wamp you can go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin" target="_blank . note that you need that link to go to any file on your localhost. http://localhost/" target="_blank

now, create a database, and then run the phpBB install.

this is a simple explanation- but im not going to create a tutorial that would easily contain ones whole education- since that would take far to long. use google to help you out.

well, good luck.

computer geek- uh guess so ;x

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Re: Where to get phpbb3?

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Thank you so much dude i owe you

1 last thing which part of the zip to i put on my local host?
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