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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Chapter 8. Programming phpBB

We’ve learned a lot about installing phpBB, configuring it, and customizing it to suit our community’s needs. It’s now time for the last, most advanced chapter of the book, describing what you need to know in order to program new custom phpBB features.

PHP programming knowledge and some SQL knowledge are pre-requisites for a good understanding of the chapter, but even if you’re not familiar with PHP, you can still skim through the examples, if only to whet your programming appetite. Who knows, maybe you’ll like what you see and decide to learn some more PHP.

This chapter is not a comprehensive guide to the phpBB programming experience, but instead will concentrate on the most used phpBB libraries and functions. The chapter ...

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