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They are all on the same big page here, the one and only place where all related official miniBB downloads are collected. Except a special indication, all packages comes FREE at no charge. Each of them 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.
  • Utilities - database converters, which could help bringing your older miniBB to modern life.
  • 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.
  • Icons - picture food for your forums.

Basic forum software and important extras *

Try our branding miniBB Online Compiler - it's FREE! Embedding all major miniBB add-ons now means few clicks and few seconds. After that, you're a step away from installing and running the Full package or the package of your Choice. Enjoy the new way of building a program, which you never find elsewhere!

miniBB  miniBB ® 3.6.1
24-Jun-2023 The currently 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 24-Jun-2023 Updates' history and instructions of upgrading intermediate versions of miniBB 2.x series, also as SQL commands file for upgrading your database to the current version. Read miniBB Upgrade Manual on how to use these instructions effectively.
Add-ons (Plugins, Extensions... however you call them)
$Human Authorization (CAPTCHA) 3.1
27-Jun-2023 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 3.4
20-Jul-2023 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 Version 3.5
1-Jun-2024 Enabled for the Mobile/Responsive mode of miniBB Forums, the package itself includes step-by-step guide and codes of how to make your forum fitting portable devices and/or smartphones, switching to the responsive mode automatically. Test it in action with all add-ons!
:-)Disclaimer & Policy 3.5
24-Nov-2023 Disclaimer/Policy approval before Registration. Test it in action!
$Contacts Form 3.1
11-Jun-2024 The Contacts Form script, which could be used not just for an existing miniBB forum, but even for a standalone template or website. That's the one we use on - check its link amongth the top menu items, or in the footer. Also possible to test it in action on test forums.
:-)Smilies 3.3
11-Jun-2024 Allows to insert a smiley (emoji) in messages. Possible to customize/provide the list of your own very special smilies/emojis smiley emoji :) Test it in action!
:-)Avatars 3.3
18-Jun-2024 Choose pre-defined, and/or upload avatars from disk. Test it in action!
:-)Signatures 3.6
7-Jun-2023 Allows to display a member's signature under each message. Test it in action!
$File Upload, Attachments and Mini-Galleries 3.3
26-Jun-2024 Allows to attach files to your messages and create mini-galleries within picture forums. Click here for more or test it in action!
$File Bank 3.6
5-May-2023 The standalone File Uploading script, which allows to keep files all in one place, and refer to them in forum messages; merged with the forums' membership. Click here for more or test it in action!
$Private Messaging Service 3.4
28-May-2024 Allows forum's registered users to communicate with each other privately. Click here for more or test it in action!
$Polls & Surveys 3.3
11-Jun-2024 Universal Polls solution for your forums, optionally allowing multiple Polls or one Poll, per topic, or all polls collected in one section. Guests could be allowed to vote. Click here for more or test it in action!
$Photo Album 3.4
27-Apr-2021 Allows forum members to share images of their own in the profile, that way turning your forums into a dating board. Click here for more or test it in action!
$Forums Checker 3.4
7-Jun-2023 The tool for the instant checking of unread messages. Click here for more.
:-)Profiles Checker 3.3
22-Mar-2023 The tool for the instant checking of member profile updates. Test it in action!
:-)"Anti-Guest" 3.4
lime, Paul For disabling guests and new accounts from posting URLs, email addresses, and forbidden words. Developed in collaboration with 3rd party. Test it in action!
:-)First page news 3.4
28-Mar-2023 Allows to display recents posts or topics on a standalone page, such as a website's first page. That one we use on our primary homepage now.
:-)RSS 3.5
7-Jun-2023 RSS feed for your forums [RSS format 2.0]. Set up at our Live Forums.
:-)Advanced Anchors 3.5
23-Apr-2021 Provides more sophisticated and stronger linking of internal messages, incl. message-level anchors. Enabled at our Live Forums.
:-)Who's Online 3.3
8-Jun-2023 Instant displaying of online guests and members on forums. Test it in action!
:-)Last Visit 3.3
26-Mar-2019 The date of the most recent member visit recorded and displayed under the profile. Test it in action!
:-)Time Ago 3.3
22-Jun-2018 The add-on to replace all formatted dates to the "time-ago" format, i.e. "Posted X minutes/hours/days ago". Test it in action!
$Pre-moderation 3.4
22-Mar-2023 Show topics/messages and possibly attached images and files to public, only after they are approved by forum moderators. Click here for more or test it in action!
:-)"Bad" words filter 3.4
14-Feb-2022 Replaces defined "bad" words with asterisks. Test it in action!
:-)Members List 3.3
15-Oct-2020 Generates a list of currently registered members with few searching and sorting options. Test it in action!
:-)Gender 3.3
19-Jun-2018 Specify Gender, choosing from a dropdown on the Profile page. Test it in action!
:-)Ranks 3.3
19-Jun-2018 Customized user ranks based on posts amount, appearing near the username. Test it in action!
:-)Direct email 3.3
22-Mar-2023 Allows any visitor to send an email to the forums partaker via the standard form, if a member has disabled showing email to public. Email is sent via the same function miniBB uses by default. Also works with the Captcha add-on.
:-)Merge Topics 3.3
19-Jun-2018 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 3.3
30-Sep-2018 Allows to delete or move multiple topics at once, marking them with boxes appearing under topics listing.
:-)Unchecked Topics Indicator 3.5
28-Apr-2021 Puts a special icon near topics titles and/or forums, indicating unread messages inside of them.
:-)Check User's IPs By ID 3.3
18-Jun-2018 Being board's administrator, you could analyze IP addresses of a registered member knowing user's ID. Test it in action!
:-)Users Month Stats 3.3
1-Jun-2024 View statistics by number of user replies in a given month. Test it in action!
:-)New Configurable Topic Form 3.4
8-Jun-2023 Display the New Topic Form on the Main Forums page and a separate Topic Form on the Topics page.
:-)Essential Nickname 3.3
19-Jun-2018 JavaScript tutorial to force Guests for entering their nickname before posting. Test it in action!
:-)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 3.3
17-Dec-2018 Allows to pick up a color of the posted text just with a few mouse clicks. Test it in action!
YouTube Videos 3.3
19-Feb-2024 Allows to embed YouTube videos in postings. Test it in action!
Vimeo Videos 3.3
17-Dec-2018 Allows to embed Vimeo videos in postings. Test it in action!
Bulleted List 3.3
17-Jun-2024 Allows to post bulleted lists in messages. Test it in action!
Spoiler 3.3
1-Jun-2024 Allows making part of a message initially hidden from public. Test it in action!
Highlight Text 3.3
17-Dec-2018 Extension to the default [hl] tag of miniBB, appearing as a button to members only. Test it in action!
Strikethrough Text 3.3
8-Jun-2023 Allows to put the "strike-through" styling on text. Test it in action!
Database check for encodings and collations 14-Mar-2023 dbs_check.php - a quick script to check what character set your forum database has, and if there are all proper column collations installed. Specially useful for UTF8-based forums.
Uploaded file type's check 18-Jul-2023 fileupload_typext.php - use this script to allow/add new file extensions and types for uploading in such add-ons as File and Pictures Attachments, File Bank etc.
Database upgrading script 14-May-2021 Incl. 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); dbs_convert_fav2watch.php - an optional upgrading script from the abandoned Favorites add-on to the Watching feature (introduced in miniBB 3.5).
Subscription codes upgrading script 6-Jan-2012 renew_subcodes.php - the script to renew subscription codes from the format they were provided in miniBB versions earlier than 3.x.
Self-closed HTML tags replacement script 20-Mar-2023 replace_selfclosed.php - the script to search and replace self-closing HTML elements, like <br />, <img ... /> (in miniBB versions prior to 3.6).
The script to replace "text/javascript" instances 20-Mar-2023 replace_script.php - the script to search and remove `type="text/javascript"` instances from the <script> tags, also outdated comments like <!-- and //--> (in miniBB versions prior to 3.6).
The script to review and null text-based values of miniBB members' Profiles 14-Mar-2023 check_profile_field.php - the script to analyze and possibly empty improperly set values in the Profile's text-based fields like Interests, Occupation, Country, Motto etc.
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.
Wordpress Auth Module for miniBB 2.2, 3.0+
17-Jan-2016 Lets your Wordpress users able to post with the same member's login on forums.
Synchronizations, Integrations
Synchronizing 3rd party software's users database with miniBB 2.0, 3.0+ This guide shows how an almost every existing users database of a website could be adjusted to miniBB membership.
"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 **

We are always looking for native writers to provide the translations to their language, and/or to convert existing translations to UTF-8. Most of packages listed below, were created in the times of first releases of miniBB, and now they could be only partially compatible with the most recent release. Make your submission and get rewarded by a permanent link or set of the premium add-ons!

Albania Flag  Albanian 1.7 fimmi Language pack, email templates
Egyptian Flag (symbolizing Arabic)  Arabic 2.3 N/A 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 3.4
Karel Běhounek Language pack, email templates
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 Language pack, email templates
France Flag  French 3.1
Patrick Allaire Language pack, email templates
Spain Flag  Galician 2.1
egalego Language pack, email templates
Georgia Flag  Georgian 1.0
Revaz Eristavi Language pack
Germany Flag  German 3.6.1
Jaime, Language pack, email templates
Greece Flag  Greek 2.0 RC5
Spiros Doikas, The Greek translation vortal Language pack
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 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 KoreagThe 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 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 3.6
WebBook, 2ramil, Paul 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 3.3 Iztok Stotl, Anton Šijanec Language pack
Spain Flag  Spanish 3.0
SebasGnu at Hispalinux, UnSleep, Marc Antonsen, K3_, and others 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 Hanodlu 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

* 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 you'd like to check the versions of paid add-ons, study them in the Paid Extensions area. All packages present here 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.

** Language packages below refer to 3rd party translations which couldn't be controlled and/or updated by miniBB team. If you find some mistakes or defects, feel free to edit the pack and re-submit it to us. You will get whatever credit you wish, incl. a permanent backlink to your webpage. In the list above, a "version" indicates miniBB release by which this package was first offered, not the version of the language pack itself. During releases of miniBB, the new language variables were always added to the end of the default English language pack; similarly each package above was extended.

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