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File Bank add-on for miniBB

Buy in USD US $7 
from 2CO / PayPal®

In comparison to our thrilling File Attachments and Automatic Image Galleries plugin, the "File Bank" extension provides an alternative method of uploading files to your own server, and providing direct links to them in forum postings, that way organizing file library or centralized file storage. Files are not "attached" to the messages on-the-fly, so that the add-on looks and works like a completely "standalone" script; however users are merged with the forums membership.

How it works

  1. Before posting a message, click the "Upload file" button (by default it may appear above the message form).
    You may attach any of the specified file type, incl. pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .PNG), Adobe .PDF, MS Office (.DOC, .XLS, .PPS), Archives (.ZIP, .RAR) and many other.
    Upload a file button
    Magnifying Glass Icon Screenshot of the uploading process described - click for viewing in full size.
  2. In the form opened, browse for a File to upload by choosing it from your local disk, also as specify your Nickname (if you are logged in, it will be filled in automatically); select the proper Folder, and optionally, enter the Description of your file. If a Picture is going to be uploaded, put the checkbox, if you would like to generate a little preview of that picture (Thumbnail); specify Thumbnail's proportion, and specify, if you would like to leave the original picture, or resize it to the specified width. When you are ready, click the "Start Uploading" button.
    Browse for a file
    Magnifying Glass Icon Screenshot of the uploading form - click for viewing in full size.
  3. When the upload starts, you'll see a little process indicator, like this: process indicator. Please wait, until the upload fully completes.
  4. Once the file is uploaded, you get a link reference to the file. Select it and copy to memory buffer (Ctrl+C on Windows, Cmd+C on Mac, hold the finger and operate on mobile devices). Paste the reference into your message directly, or altering with an URL's BB code. References to pictures are automatically provided with the direct valid BB code.
    Use the reference in a BB code
    Magnifying Glass Icon Screenshot of the pasting the code for the uploaded file - click for viewing in full size.
  5. If there is a Preview add-on installed, preview your message before posting, or just post it right away. Check how it looks on the forums message!
    Magnifying Glass Icon Screenshot of how it may look after upload - click for viewing in full size.


  • All files are shared on your own space, they always will be with you. Extending your own webspace with this add-on, you don't need to worry anymore about the expired links on free file sharing services. Instead, your files may be referenced by other web sources.
  • All files are physically saved in the server's folders, with the priority to use original filenames. That's why they are easy to access by crawlers, and with this addon you will be able to build a high-quality content that is profitably indexable.
  • On the other hand, using Apache's .htaccess it's possible to secure the File Bank so only users referenced by the links from your forum or website could access the uploaded files (this would be useful if you would like to enable the Bank for community members only).
  • It is possible to upload unlimited number of files and provide unlimited number of references to them in a forum posting (however please note only one file will be allowed to upload at once - it may give your server a lot of rest in a case of uploading of big files).
  • If a Picture is uploaded, it's possible to let the script to generate a thumbnail for it, shrink to the specified width, or leave the original. When typing the forums message, it's possible to refer to that picture in a certain range of ways - check our related forums thread to see live examples.

Configuration Settings

Modification of the configuration file will allow you to:

  • turn on/off an anonymous access for uploads (when turned ON, File Bank automatically becomes securely compatible with Human Authorization/CAPTCHA add-on, that means guests will be forced to enter CAPTCHA code before they upload a file);
  • specify any file type allowed for upload, and set file size limitations which may differ for guests and members;
  • specify certain moderators for the storage area;
  • set one or more email addresses which will get a notification after a file has been uploaded;
  • allow/disallow users to delete their own uploaded files;

Useful Features

File Bank addon provides a set of powerful administrative post-manipulations. Admin and moderators are allowed to:

  • delete a group of selected files at once;
  • move a group of files at once to a different storage section (folder) anytime;
  • search for many files at once in forum messages; this allows to effectively clean up the storage, if the files provided are not used anywhere;
  • edit file's description and replace the file with a newer version.

File authors (forum members only) are allowed to:

  • delete one or more of their files at once (if allowed);
  • within a limited time, move many files at once to a different storage folder;
  • look up many files at once in forum messages, as well as find the containing topic;
  • edit file's description and replace the file with the newest version.

Live Demos

Check how this plugin works on our miniBB Community. You are allowed to upload without an additional registration or having an account; just follow file upload rules and extension restrictions. Do not hesitate to upload any kind of content under "test" folder - we are cleaning this folder once per 24 hours, and most likely later we will delete any of your test files with no personal claims.

We ourselves find it the best method when keeping the binary files content separated from the forum threads. So both forum and files have their specific value; at the same time they could be used in context together. Check one of our archived news threads to see how it is possible to achieve a qualified message content with the help of this add-on.

Get it NOW!

After buying this add-on, you will get a Lifetime license with the possibility to upgrade this extra for 10 times in the future, if miniBB.com releases the newest versions or patches. It doesn't mean only 10 downloads: you may skip a few releases, and download only something seems to be final. This is a unique offer, and it actually means, you pay once, but get something until it lasts. There are no hidden fees, no monthly fees, no annual fees. You get the editable source code and are allowed to modify any part of it. However you are not allowed to distribute your copy of the extra in any way, except using it for your own miniBB forums, or your own website. Avoiding distribution is in your very own interests; read more why.

Click the link below and get this extra! Your order will make us happy to continue the free development of the cult forum software of all times, which miniBB is about.

File Bank add-on for miniBB - BUY NOW! (US $7)

Thank you very much in advance for your support in advance. We have no donations page, no ads on the website, exactly because of such customers like You. Each of such purchase helps a lot to people, which get the basic program for free. This people will make your board even more stable in the future, because Free means Worldwide. You can't get a world for a buck. But you can get the world making your own world for a buck. Stay tuned!

Upon your payment, please choose your local currency & save more! Besides U.S. Dollars, payment options are available in Euro, British Pounds, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars, Swiss Francs, Danish Krones, Norwegian Krones, Swedish Kronas, South African Rands, Indian Rupees, Japanese Yens, Mexican Pesos, Brazilian Reals. Please note: for non-US currency, payment options may be limited to Visa & Master Card only.

In advance, we thank you for your legal purchase and the successful business you make with miniBB®.

Order Policy

Here, you will buy from our authorized retailer, 2checkout. Alternative payment methods are available, contact us privately for more information.

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Before you start, study the Delivery Policy of our products.

After clicking the "Buy Now" link above, you will be redirected to 2checkout.com page. Please, verify your order and click on "Checkout" button, choosing your payment method, 2Checkout (Credit Card) or PayPal. If you choose 2Checkout, you will be asked to enter your personal and banking details. All major credit cards (incl. Visa, MasterCard, American Express...) are accepted. Choose your currency at the top part of the order page to save on your bank conversions (for non-US currency, payment options are limited to Visa & Master Card). If you choose PayPal, you will be authorized on its page and complete the purchase regular way like it happens on many other PayPal authorized stores. View screenshots showing the process of PayPal payment routine on 2CO. All your data is securely processed and stored on 2checkout.com side. After finishing the order, please return to miniBB.com page to complete the order.

Each order is passing verification process, which usually takes from 24 to 72 hours (weekends are not included). Within this period, after it is passed by our retailer, you should receive the link to your customers download area. The letter is sent on the email address you provide upon the order. We are accepting all orders manually, and complete them on business days.

Our Privacy Policy in whole relates to our retailer's Refund Policy. We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information. Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Our Refund Policy in whole relates to our retailer's Refund Policy, and it is possible to issue a refund if you are eligible to clarify that your purchase was done by mistake or occasionally; in that case please contact us, or 2CO support immediately before the order is not passed the verification process. We are giving 100% warranty, that our software works as proposed, if installed properly and plugged-in with the latest supported version of miniBB; and the package files don't contain trojans, spyware or viruses. After we completed the sale granting the access to the protected downloads area, we keep all rights to not issue a refund. That's why we appreciate any of your questions, suggestions and comments before you purchase. If there is something specific about your order we should know about, please do not hesitate to contact us first. You can fully test online anything you buy and request additional information from us, if there is still something missing you would like to know about.

If you ignore our statements, program descriptions, consultation service, the working principles of the software you ordered, or if you buy without knowing what your order is about, it can't be subject to refund the order.

An automated system is used for completing the orders. That's why, in some rare cases, your email server may deny automatically-sent message. If you have made a successful purchase, but didn't receive the information about the your order within the 3 (three) business days, please check your bulk or spam folders first; if the email is not there - contact us privately, providing your order number. Order information will be re-verified by us and sent to you manually.

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