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They are all on the same big page here, the one and only place where all miniBB-related stuff is collected. Download everything you need at once - and free! All our packages have been compressed in ".zip" format, contents are 100% open source, do not contain any viruses or spyware - guaranteed!

  • Forum Software - main miniBB script, changes history and upgrade tool from the versions earlier than 1.7g.
  • Core Add-ons - over 20 original miniBB extensions and third party add-ons, which enhance your board, keeping oriented for easy upgrades.
  • Extra BB codes - additional snippets to format look & feel of the forum messages.
  • Tutorials - extra examples of how to use some non-destructive code tactics in miniBB.
  • Synchronizations, Integrations - tutorials which help you to synchronize your current system's users data with miniBB.
  • Language Packs - over 40 third party translations available! Feel free to submit your update or new language pack to us.
  • Skins - change the look of your board just by copying a CSS file. Welcome to create and upload your own skin!
  • Icons - picture food for your forums.

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Columns legend: the first column contains a link to a file which you may click on and download. The second column describes the generic miniBB version, the offered package is compatible with this version at least and above. If you want to check versions of paid add-ons, study them in the Paid Extensions area. All packages are always compatible with the latest miniBB release. Date shown means the package was recently updated at this date. Third column contains information about the author(s) of the file; and the last column optionally may contain some extra information about the file.

Basic forum software and important extras
miniBB miniBB ® 3.2
1-Oct-2015 The only current & supported version of miniBB. Check the installation and upgrade instructions inside the archive (README.txt for the new installation). See it in action: on our Live Forums (always up-to-date version) or Demo Forums (there might be a slight delay in updates).
Updates' History 1-Oct-2015 Updates' history and instructions of upgrading intermediate versions of miniBB 2.x series, also as SQL commands file for upgrading your database. Read miniBB Upgrade Manual on how to use these instructions effectively.
Database upgrading script 26-Sep-2014 convdb.php - database upgrading utility (from 1.7f to the latest release or from 2.0 RC2b to the latest release - updates number of topics, posts, user messages number, latest post time, latest poster username)
Subscription codes upgrading script - renew_subcodes.php - the script to renew subscription codes, as they were provided in miniBB 3.x.
Add-ons (Plugins, Extensions... however you call them)
Human Authorization (CAPTCHA) 3.1
27-Oct-2014 Protects your forums from automated spam and flood, at the same time allowing guests to post. High level of customization disallows recognition programs to encode it. Test it in action on our support forums or test forums.
Keyword-rich URLs 3.0
14-Feb-2012 The package of few various modules, which will transform internal forum hyperlinks on-the-fly, so they contain related keywords. Must-have for SEO fans! We're using one of such modules on our Community Forums.
Mobile forums template 3.0.1
Paul The compact skin and the collection of codes, for more comfortable usage of forums with small screen smartphones, or other portable devices.
Smilies 3.1
15-Sep-2015 Allows to put smiley images in messages. Test it in action!
Avatars 3.1
19-Jan-2015 Choose pre-defined, and/or upload avatars from disk. Test it in action!
Signatures 3.0
17-Feb-2012 Allows to displays member's signature under each message. Test it in action!
Mobile Version 3.0.1
16-Apr-2015 We're using this for the Mobile Version of miniBB Forums, and the package itself includes step-by-step guide and codes of how to make your forum fitting portable devices and/or smartphones.
File Upload, Attachments and Mini-Galleries 3.1
28-Sep-2015 Allows to attach files to your messages and create mini-galleries within picture forums. Click here for more info or test it in action!
File Bank 3.1
18-Sep-2015 A standalone "file uploader" script, which allows to keep all files in one place, and include them in forum postings; concatenated with forums' membership. Click here for more info or test it in action!
Private Messaging Service 3.1
15-Sep-2015 Allows forum's registered users to communicate with each other privately. Click here for more info or test it in action!
Polls & Surveys 3.0
16-Sep-2014 Universal Polls solution for your forums, allowing many Polls in the same topic, or one Poll per topic, or all polls collected in one section. Guests may be allowed to vote securely. Click here for more info or test it in action!
Photo Album 3.1
31-Oct-2014 Allows forum members to share images of their own in the profile, that way turning your forums into a lively dating board. Click here for more info or test it in action!
Forums Checker 3.1
16-Apr-2015 The tool for the instant checking of unread messages. Click here for more info.
Profiles Checker 3.0.1
31-January-2015 The tool for the instant checking of member profile updates. Test it in action!
Favorites 3.0.1
24-Sep-2013 Allows to store and watch favorite topics. Test it in action on miniBB forums.
"Anti-Guest" 3.1
lime, Paul Guests and new users can not post URLs, email addresses and forbidden words. Developed in collaboration with 3rd party. Test it in action!
First page news 3.0.1
23-Sep-2014 Allows to display recents posts or topics on a standalone page, such as a website's first page. That one you may check on our main site now (on the left).
RSS 3.0.1
23-Sep-2014 RSS feed for your forums [RSS format 2.0]. Enabled at our Live Forums.
Who's Online 3.0
28-Sep-2015 Instant displaying of online guests and members on forums. Test it in action!
Pre-moderation 3.1
31-Oct-2014 Hide topics/messages from public, until they are approved by administrator. Click here for more info or test it in action!
"Bad" words filter 3.0
15-Dec-2010 Replaces defined "bad" words with asterisks. Test it in action!
Preview 3.1
19-Jan-2015 Simple preview of messages before posting them to forums (appears in a pop-up window, requires JavaScript). Test it in action!
Members List 3.1
28-Oct-2014 Generates a list of currently registered members with few searching and sorting options. Test it in action!
Direct email 3.0
6-Apr-2012 Allows any visitor to send an email to forums member via form, if member has disabled showing email to public. Email is sent via the same function miniBB uses by default. Anti-spam engine works when tied-up with Captcha add-on.
Moving Replies 3.1
18-Sep-2015 Allows forums administrator to move POSTS between different topics, also as move separate post to a new topic. Test it in action!
Merge Topics 3.1
18-Sep-2015 Allows forums administrator to attach the newer topic to the end of the older, or "merge" two topics into one. Test it in action!
Multiple Topics Action 3.1
19-Jan-2015 Allows to delete or move multiple topics at once, marking them with boxes appearing under topics listing.
Unchecked Topics Indicator 3.0
28-Sep-2015 Puts a special icon near topics titles and/or forums, indicating unread messages inside of them.
Check User's IPs By ID 3.0
27-Apr-2012 Being board's administrator, you may analyze IP addresses of a registered forums member knowing his ID. Click here for more info or test it in action!
Users Month Stats 3.0
23-Sep-2014 View statistics of number of user replies by given month. Test it in action!
Disclaimer 3.0
28-Sep-2015 Disclaimer approval before Registration. Test it in action!
New Configurable Topic Form 3.0.1
15-Mar-2013 Display the New Topic Form on the Main Forums page and a separate Topic Form on the Topics page.
Calendar 2.0 Juan Carlos Udias, Browse calendar to view messages posted at the certain day.
Content Rotator 3.0
Tom from 'seothatworks', Rotates ten different html or text snippets (ads, banners...) for the certain forum's topics.
Extra BB codes
Color Picker 3.1
15-Sep-2015 Allows to pick up the color of your message text just with few mouse clicks, avoiding manual entering of the BB color code. Test it in action!
YouTube Videos 3.0
08-Apr-2015 Allows to embed YouTube videos in postings. Test it in action!
Vimeo Videos 3.0
27-Feb-2014 Allows to embed Vimeo videos in postings. Test it in action!
Bulleted List 3.0
11-Apr-2012 Allows to post bulleted lists in messages. Test it in action!
Spoiler 3.0
12-Apr-2012 For posting "hidden" messages about something not straight-visible. Test it in action!
Highlight Text 3.0
11-Apr-2012 Extension to the default [hl] tag of miniBB, appearing as a button to members only. Test it in action!
Adding new user's profile field 2.0
Paul Detailed tutorial about how to add a new custom field to user's profile and display it on forum. Birthday and China Horoscope code snippets are included.
Essential Nickname 3.0
30-Apr-2012 JavaScript tutorial for forcing anonymous users to enter their nickname when posting. Test it in action!
Gender 3.0
30-Apr-2012 Specify Gender dropdown in user's Profile. Test it in action!
Custom Rankings 2.0 RC6
14-Mar-2008 Custom user rankings based on posts amount appear in posts. Test it in action!
miniBB + Wordpress = Love :-) 2.2, 3.0+
17-Dec-2008 Make your Wordpress users able to post with the same authorization on forums. Wordpress version: 2.7 and up.
Synchronizations, Integrations
Synchronizing 3rd party software's users database with miniBB 2.0, 3.0+ This guide shows how miniBB could be intergrated destructively with almost every common users database.
"Determine Fields" 2.0, 3.0+
23-Sep-2014 A simple script which will help to determine field number indexes quickly. Useful for those who are creating/adding new user profile fields in miniBB.
Language packs

Packages below refer to 3rd party translations which can't be controlled and/or supported by miniBB team. If you find some mistakes or defects, feel free to edit the pack and re-upload it for miniBB team. You will get whatever credit you wish, incl. link to your project WWW page. In the list below, a "version" indicates miniBB release by which this package was first offered, not version of the language pack. Most of the newest miniBB releases came with additional language variables, they were added at the end of each pack in English.

Albania Flag Albanian 1.7
fimmi, Language pack,
email templates
Egyptian Flag (symbolizing Arabic) Arabic 2.3 Language pack
Belarusia Flag Belarusian 2.2
Sergei Stanislawchik Language pack,
email templates
Bosnia Flag Bosnian 2.0
SeQuniX, Language pack
Bulgaria Flag Bulgarian 2.0 RC6e
Pierrot, Language pack
Andorra Flag Catalan 1.7 simkin, Dylaks, Language pack,
email templates
China Flag Chinese (Simplified) 3.0
Sluke, waterg Language pack,
email templates
China Flag Chinese (Traditional) 3.0
Sluke, waterg Language pack,
email templates
Croatia Flag Croatian 1.7 Davor Tomizh, Language pack
Czech Republic Flag Czech 2.5
Angrandir Language pack,
email templates
iso-8859-2, UTF-8
Denmark Flag Danish 1.7
Kenneth Fribert, Language pack
Netherlands Flag Dutch (Netherlands) 2.0 RC5
Marco, Language pack,
email templates
Estonia Flag Estonian 1.7
Veigo, Language pack
Finland Flag Finnish 3.0.1
Petri Ikonen, Korinaa kuopasta Language pack,
email templates
France Flag French 3.1
Patrick Allaire Language pack,
email templates
Spain Flag Galician
(Galego - Spanish dialect)
egalego Language pack,
email templates
Georgia Flag Georgian 1.0
Revaz Eristavi, Language pack
Germany Flag German 3.0.1
Jaime, Language pack,
email templates
Greece Flag Greek 2.0 RC5
Spiros Doikas, The Greek translation vortal, Language pack
Greece Flag Greek 2.0 RC5
Spiros Doikas, The Greek translation vortal, Language pack,
email templates
Israel Flag Hebrew 2.0 RC5a
Goran Ljubuncic,, Language pack,
email templates
Hungary Flag Hungarian 2.0.2
Koles Mihaly, Seth, Language pack,
email templates; translations for Poll, Smilies, Who's Online plugins
Indonesia Flag Indonesian 2.0.2
Yudhista Aditya, Layanan Web Hosting Indonesia, Language pack, email templates
Italia Flag Italian 2.3
Michelangelo Turillo Language pack, email templates
Japan Flag Japanese 2.1
Mitsuhiro Yoshida Language pack,
email templates
The flag of North Koreag The flag of South Korea Korean 1.7 sam, Language pack
Iraq Flag Kurdish 2.2
13-Aug-2008 Language pack
Latvia Flag Latvian 1.7 Virtualis Solutions, Language pack
Lithuania Flag Lithuanian 3.0.1
Žygimantas Žąsytis Language pack,
email templates
Malaysia Flag Malay 1.7 Aiesa Saad, Language pack
Norway Flag Norwegian 2.0.3 Hein Tore Tonnesen, Ole Martin Handeland Language pack,
email templates
Iran Flag Persian 3.0.1
01-May-2013 Language pack,
Poland Flag Polish 2.2
Jakub Trojanowski, Michal Szczesny Language pack
ISO-8859-2, UTF-8
Portugal Flag Portuguese 1.3 Grupo Easylogics, Language pack
Brazil Flag Portuguese (Brazil) 2.0.2
Inacio Guerberoff, Flavio Jarabeck, Language pack
Romania Flag Romanian 2.0
BeGe, Language pack
Russia Flag Russian 3.0.1
WebBook, 2ramil, Language pack,
email templates
Serbia Flag Serbian (Cyrillic) 1.7 Radionica za srpski jezik i kulturu, Valjevo, Language pack
Serbia Flag Serbian (Latin) 1.7 Radionica za srpski jezik i kulturu, Valjevo, Language pack
Slovakia Flag Slovak 2.0 RC6e
Fedor Tirsel, Language pack,
email templates
Slovenia Flag Slovenian 1.6 Iztok Stotl, Language pack
Spain Flag Spanish 3.0
SebasGnu at Hispalinux, UnSleep, Marc Antonsen, K3_, Language pack,
email templates
Sweden Flag Swedish 2.0 RC3a Suzana Ramadani, Christian Ohlsson, Lars Holmbring, Language pack,
email templates
Thailand Flag Thai 1.0 Oran Chidenzee, Language pack,
email templates
Turkey Flag Turkish 2.0.2
Aylin Ozturk, Plusediz Group; Kaan Hanošlu, Language pack
Ukraine Flag Ukrainian 1.7 Victoria Shevtsova, Language pack, email templates
Pakistan Flag Urdu 2.0.4
Rozinya Khanum Language pack, additions
Viet Nam Flag Vietnamese 3.0
Krixtal Fashion Language pack,
email templates
Forum Icons
Mini Icons 19-May-2005 Mark James, Set of 144 GIF icons, 16x16 pix wide
Various icons 20-Jun-2002 'Various artists' Older example icons of what miniBB team has collected and designed
What forum owners say about miniBB: I would like to thank you for the great work and miniBB, which is a perfect compromise for offering community forum(s) reduced to the very important things and leaving out all unneeded stuff. The biggest advantage to me as a software developer is the ease of modification that is possible within miniBB. With its small and clear codebase it's just a fantastic piece of software which can be nearly implemented everywhere. as written by... Francesco Abbattista, Thunderblast Digital Solutions
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