Disabling the phpBB Forum

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There are a variety of web forum software out there.   There may be times when you want to disable the forum for various reasons such as when performing a backup, during development, or upgrading to a new version.

Disabling the forum

One of the more popular one is the free open-source phpBB forum web application.  To disable the forum, log into the Administration Control Panel. Under the General  -> Board settings, change the Disable board setting to Yes. And save.

disable phpbb forum

disable phpbb forum

 

Now whenever users visits the forum, they will encounter a message like the following …

forum disabled

forum disabled

or any other message that you specify in the control panel.

As admin, you can log back into the Admin Panel and enable the board through the same setting.

 

 


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