SMF 1.1 RC 2 Is Out!

I just made a comment in a previous post about phpBB vs. SMF where a user mentioned the pains that we all go through when upgrading phpBB. I commneted that I cannot actually compare upgrade procedures between the two packages because from the first … [Read more...]

phpBB 2.0.19 released

After all the security issues with phpBB 2.0.18, version 2.0.19 is finally out. phpBB Group announces the release of phpBB 2.0.19, the "we wish you all a happy new year" release. This release addresses several bugfixes and some security issues … [Read more...]

phpBB “Allow HTML” Script Insertion Security Issue

We have a new exploit for phpBB. Just when you thought you were safe: Description: Maksymilian Arciemowicz has discovered a security issue in phpBB, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script insertion attacks. Input passed in … [Read more...]

Google Blocks phpBB Searches

We all know that phpBB is prone to a number of security risks. People used to use Google (among other search engines) and search for "phpbb" to find a list of phpBB sites and try their exploits on them. The phpBB development team addressed this … [Read more...]

phpBB Skins from

Here is an addition to my previous post on phpBB skins. claim to be offering phpBB skins but I've searched for some on their website and haven't been able to find them yet. I'm wondering what took everyone so long to start … [Read more...]

phpBB Skins from TemplateMonster

Guess who's doing phpBB templates now. Yep, our friends over at are now doing phpBB 2 templates. These templates include the actual templates files, PSD files with the graphics, fonts and icons. From Web Hosting … [Read more...]

phpBB vs. SMF

A blog entry at Ask MetaFilter stirs up an interesting comparison, one which I should have covered a long time ago since it directly affects the way I work. I'm not trying to stir up a Windows vs. Unix type debate but am interested in your … [Read more...]

phpBB 2.0.18 released

A Halloween special edition of phpBB has been released today. The changelog includes, but is not limited to: [Fix] incorrect handling of password resets if admin activation is enabled (Bug #88) [Fix] retrieving category rows in index.php (Bug … [Read more...]