Unable to access PhpBB forum with error Please delete, move or rename the install directory before you use your board

Unable to access PhpBB forum with error Please delete, move or rename the install directory before you use your board

Follow me Past few times after installing PHPBB forum for some websites, we were getting the warning message. Though I am not sure of the reason of this message but the solution is pretty simple, so decided to share it Please delete, move or rename the install directory before you use your board. If this directory is still present, only the Administration control Panel (ACP) will be accessible.    As the message suggest the solution is precisely the same. 1) Access your website via FTP, if you are unaware how to do that then you can ask your webhost (Godaddy,Bluehost,SiteGround etc) about the procedure to FTP into your site 2) Browse to the directory where you have installed your Forum, see the screenshot below 3) Rename the folder named Install to Installold, though the message suggests to delete the folder but renaming is also same as delete and if my 10 year experience has thought me one thing than never delete data unless absolutely necessary 4) You should be able to access your PHPBB board now. Hope this article was helpful, for further support you make reach to us via our paid support options here Follow...

Installing AutoMod on PHPBB

Follow me We recently started exploring PHPBB as a forum setup option for Grishbi itself. We have done alot of testing here and there and still have a very basic knowledge about PHPBB.  Resultant of this research we expect to share alot of information which we learnt during this process. This article is the first one in the series. About PHPBB 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. While maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free. PHPBB is available with most Web host as auto installer script and can easily be setup on your new website.  There is a huge support community available if you run into issues with this software. MOD’s in PHPBB MOD’s are modification packages provided by various other provider to customise PHPBB for a certain change or probably to integrate their product with it, It wouldnt be totally incorrect to suggest that MOD’s are like plugins to wordpress.  Installing a MOD requires changing/Editing/Adding multiple files and this can become difficult and error prone. To make this task easy we need to install AUTOMOD on the PHPBB  instance. Once AutoMod is installed then we can upload the whole Mod package under Automod and then it will make all the required changes to PHPBB as per the instrutctions in the...