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Spend less time, auto-select template from the list, verify your selection and click "Compile" button below this form.
Leave by default if you trust only manual choice!
Suggest your own template at our forums - opened even for guests! :-)

Forum core and options

Custom prefix for database forum tables (for example they will be named: minibbtable13_forums, minibbtable13_topics, minibbtable13_posts... etc.). Use only lowercase latin alphabet letters, digits and underscore ("_") sign, which maybe included in the table name. Prefix must begin with a letter. If prefix is specified wrong, it will be replaced in the compilation process by a random value. This is a mandatory security setting which should differ from defaults.

Custom name for the forums' top level administration script. Use only latin alphabet letters (preferrably in lowercase), digits and underscore ("_") sign. Do not include .php extension, it will be added automatically (let's say, if you specify 'myforumsadmin' filename, the admin file will be named 'myforumsadmin.php'). This is a mandatory security setting which should differ from defaults.

Enable forums for registered users only. Just a one setting in miniBB which changes everything. miniBB team's recommendation is to set up the starting forums for everybody. Forcing registrations means random visitors would skip posting on your forums, at the time you need each and every post when you start. Later, it's possible to change this option modifying miniBB settings manually.

Force registration confirmations by email. If this mode is enabled, your users will be asked to confirm their registration email, because their password will be emailed there. Refer to our tutorial thread if you need more information on this mode.

UTF-8 mode. It's only useful if you plan international or multilingual forums, which will use the language(s) containing specific non-Latin characters. If your purpose is to run one-language forums, do not set up this mode. Usually UTF-8 takes twice more database space, and this may produce an extra traffic and speed loss of your forums. Currently, the compiler works for English language packs only; if you will install other language(s), refer to the extra instructions provided on miniBB community.

Enable "Static" URLs. If you check this option, topic and forum URLs will be bundled with Apache's mod_rewrite setting using .htaccess file, replacing "dynamic" PHP-links in forums. You should be sure your hosting supports .htaccess rules before compiling with this option. Choosing this option, select one of the proper URL-encoding methods below.
Default basic mode: short URLs, no keywords, no URL changes on topic renaming (forum URLs will look like [FORUM_ID]_[PAGE].html, topic URLs will look like [FORUM_ID]_[TOPIC_ID]_[PAGE].html)
Simple keywords-rich URLs (URL to the forum's first page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-f[FORUM_ID].html ; URL to the forum's internal page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-f[FORUM_ID]-[PAGE].html ; URL to the topic's first page will look like: [TOPIC_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]-[TOPIC_ID].html ; URL to the topic's internal page will look like: [TOPIC_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]-[TOPIC_ID]-[PAGE].html)
Advanced keywords-rich URLs, like they are currently presented on miniBB forums (URL to the forum's first page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]/ ; URL to the forum's internal page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]/index[PAGE].html ; URL to the topic's first page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]/[TOPIC_TITLE]-[TOPIC_ID].html ; URL to the topic's internal page will look like: [FORUM_TITLE]-[FORUM_ID]/[TOPIC_TITLE]-[TOPIC_ID]-[PAGE].html)

Forum functionality extensions

Human Authorization (CAPTCHA) at guest posting and registering on forums Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

"Anti-Guest" - disallows random spam containing hyperlinks or forbidden words

Disclaimer approval before Registration

Who's Online statistics at the bottom of forum
Enable showing online status in threads (next to the username)
Enable 'Hidden mode' set under the forum member's profile

Polls for forum members (or you may call them 'mini-surveys' as well) Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Members list

Statistics: top forum members of the given month

Pre-moderation for new topic and messages on forum Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Unread Messages Indicator
Store temporary data in mySQL (server-side)
Store temporary data in Cookies (client-side)
These settings may be changed at later time

Favorites (or you may call them 'Bookmarks' as well) Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Members profile-related extensions

Avatars for forum profiles
Enable both custom and pre-defined avatars
Enable only custom (uploaded) avatars
Enable only pre-defined (chosen from the list) avatars

Signatures in forum messages (attached to the bottom of each message and set under member's profile)
Enable formatting in signatures (BB-codes)

Photo Album for forum profiles Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Gender (male/female) option added to user's profile

Member-to-member communication extensions

Direct Emailing: contacting users by sending them emails through the forums server, with email addresses hidden.
Enable that only registered forum members are allowed to send each other messages that way
Enable "Report a Message" feature, when users will be allowed to alert forums admin, sending him an email with the forum message's attached text

Private Messages (PM) between forum members Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.
Install in mySQL mode (recommended for small-to-medium forums and for easy transferring/back-ups)
Install in flat-files mode (recommended for very large dedicated forums only - will not use the database for storing the messages, but its own data files)

Enable forum greeting message after new member's registration, sent in his/her PM Inbox
Enable Reporting/alerting forum messages, sent as PM to staff
Enable Mass Messaging for Administrator, as the same PM sent to all members of a forum

Forum moderation extensions

Moving certain forum messages between different topics
Enable group moving of posts (will put checkboxes near each message)

Merging forum topics

Multiple Topics Action - allows to move or delete many topics at once without entering the topic

Forums Checker to read new forum messages immediately Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Profiles Checker, allows admins and moderators constantly check & watch new and updated profiles in a brief list

IP checker to determine forum 'trolls' Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.

Message composition extensions

Smilies (Emoticons)

File Attachments and Image galleries Available to compile for Purchasers only. Read more in Premium Add-ons for a miniBB Forum.
Enable mini-thumbnails in topic listings

Preview pop-up showing how the message/topic text will look on forums

"Bad"/"S"-words removal in posted messages (they will come from a pre-predefined list and will be replaced by asterisks)

Standalone New Topic Form
Put a new topic form on the front page of forums
On the topics page, replace the new topic form below the topics list with the proper link pointing to the new topic form on the standalone page

Extra Buttons / BB-codes

Color Picker

Bulleted Lists

Highlighting Text

Spoiler

YouTube

Vimeo

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