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How to install a phpBB3 template

To install a phpBB template you should have a phpBB2 board system installed on your server. Download it from www.phpbb.com if you don’t have one. The installation process is quite simple. Decompress the phpBB archive to a local directory on your system and navigate to the “/docs/” folder the “readme.html” and the “install.html” files, these files will walk you through the basics on installing the forum software.

When you have a phpBB board system installed, unpack the template package. There will be a folder named “Forum_XXXX” (where XXXX – is a four digit number). This is a phpBB theme. Place the files in their own directory (“Forum_XXXX”) in the “styles” directory inside your phpBB directory. If your server is online somewhere, then you’ll first need to unpack to a directory, and then upload it to your server. Do not rename “Forum_XXXX” directory.

Go to your administration control panel.

Press “styles” tab, find a theme and click “install”:

On the next step select:
    – Active: Yes
    – Make default style: Yes

After that press “submit” and you will see the following screen:

That’s it! The style was added successfully. Enjoy your new forum appearance!

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