phpBB 3 is a popular free forum. The first version was published in 2000, and since then a huge community has formed around this engine. Inspite of the serious architectural shortcomings of the third branch inherited from previous versions this engine is considered to be one of the most powerful solutions of the free forums. A huge number of mods written by the community contribute to this.
As a rule, few people are satisfied with the standard functionality of phpBB 3, and every forum owner installs a few mods. However, many mods are not implemented well enough, the errors haven't been corrected for years due to the fact that the authors abandoned their mods. Moreover, there is no guarantee for compatibility of the mods with each other as well as with new versions of phpBB. Besides, if you are not qualified enough you can make mistakes during modding. The result might be unstable.
phpBBex (phpBB extended) is an attempt to create a more advanced version of phpBB, which in this case will remain just a forum, not a combination for all occasions. phpBBex is developed on the professional level, the source code is under Mercurial version control. Most of the changes made do not exist in the form of mods. Almost all the installed mods existing outside phpBBex were reworked a good deal: bugs fixed, the code was adapted to the latest version of phpBB.
If phpBBex without modification suits you more than the standard phpBB 3, it will undoubtedly become the best choice for you.What's new?
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