phpBB Project Manager
- Dec 8, 2006
There are no more file edits for extensions as of phpBB 3.1; they are completely drop-in.Not awful by any means, but definitely not noob friendly either. When I first started out years back, I went with one of the one step installers to upload a forum. My choices were SMF and phpbb.(wound up with SMF) With my very limited knowledge at the time, if I would have gone with phpbb, not sure I would have kept it- as trying to install a mod was a nightmare all on it's own.
If phpbb would find a way to have the automod installed out of the box; and make it easier to have mods install on various themes without all the edits, I personally believe it could still be the best open source software out there.
We have changed to a fixed release cycle and our current goals are to massively overhaul the UI for 3.2 and 3.3. Brand new style is coming too.