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You can find older versions of PunBB, language packs for PunBB 1.0/1.1 and miscellaneous deprecated files in the museum.
Previous stable version. Tested for years.
Installation and upgrade instructions can be found in the included documentation (or at http://punbb.informer.com/docs/). Also, please take the time to browse through the FAQ, also included in the download. It contains answers to a number of frequently asked and anticipated questions. Report any problems in the forums.
The following are user-contributed language packs for PunBB. The language packs are compatible with PunBB 1.2 and later. Install by decompressing the archive into the directory lang/.
- Afrikaans - Translation by GrepingGrok and Heinrich Massmann.
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Administration plugins are drop-in modules for the PunBB administration interface. Install them by simply decompressing the archive into the directory /plugins. Uninstall by deleting the extracted files and folders. For information on writing your own plugins, see the example plugin included with PunBB 1.2 and later. Finished plugins should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The PunBB Migration Tool is a utility for migrating to PunBB from a series of other forum software. It works by converting the database from the source forum into a PunBB database. The migration tool has been developed by David Djurbäck (a.k.a. Chacmool). In it's current version, the tool supports conversion from the following forum/CMS software:
- Invision Power Board 1.3
- Invision Power Board 2.0
- MiniBB 1.7d
- phpBB 2.0
- PHPNuke 7.4
- vBulletin 3.0.0
- YabbSE 1.5.5
- SMF 1.0.5
- SimpleBoard 1.7d
Please note that the versions listed are the versions that the converter has been thoroughly tested with. The converter might very well work with other versions as well, but they are untested. If you are currently running a forum that the migration tool does not support or if you've run into what you believe is a bug, contact David at chacmool at gmail dot com. The latest version of PunBB Migration Tool can be downloaded from the following location:
- PunBB Migration Tool 1.4.0 - Updated 2005-09-30.
Please note that the migration tool is unofficial and that any support questions therefore should be directed to the author. Backup your data before running the converter.
This section contains tools that help you localize PunBB into a new language.
- PunTranslator - PunTranslator is a Windows application for creating language packs. It was created by zaver.
- PunBB PHP Localizer 1.2 Beta - This PHP script for creating language packs was created by mindplay.
The tools above work with PunBB 1.1.* and later (not 1.3).
The Mod Development Kit (MDK) is a small package aimed at those who want to develop modifications for PunBB. It contains a textfile with instructions, a template for the readme file (all mods have a readme.txt) and a template for a mod installation script.
- MDK for PunBB 1.2.* - Updated 2005-09-11
Auto Readme is a Windows application developed by Mediator. The application is used to simplify the creation of mod readme files.
For more information about PunBB modding, visit the PunBB Resource.