Unofficial myUPB Forum


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About MyUPB Forum

MyUPB Forum software was first released in 2002, its initials being an acronym of Ultimate Php Board. It was written by a small team of software developers working under the banner Php Outburst headed by Tim Hoeppner aka Pilot and supported by Jerroyd Moore aka Rebles, and is flat file utilising an in-house text base database rather than the then expensive MySQL option used on most forums today. It soon became very popular and at its height powered many hundred websites. Other key members during this period were Jono345, The Ripper, Codex and Clark, who joined in April 2007.

Although the team continued to expand its features MySQL based forums had become a cheap and attractive alternative which lead to a decline in the number of sites using MyUPB. In December 2010 v.2.2.7. became available though sadly this has proved to be the last official release.

Progress since then has been slow with the original team retiring from the project leaving just Clark who continued to develop the forum with localisation and various other additions until he too left the project in May 2014.

With Clark's departure future development of the project to v.2.2.8 is uncertain and there is no longer any official support.

MyUPB is still a great forum package that is ideal for smaller websites that don't require a 'feature rich' forum and can be even better providing some of the errors and configuration issues can be corrected.

If you would like to learn more about the project and the various releases then visit these sites:

The official MyUPB forum  and  Github repository for MyUPB

Or download php forum script v.2.2.7 and try it yourself for free.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Using BBcode
This guide outlines how BBcode works. Ideally you would use the buttons and lists above the message entry box to create the BBcode.

Formatting Text

Using BBcode you can format text using various tags, e.g. [b]bold[/b] would make the text Bold and [i]italic[/i] would make it italic The text formatting tags are outlined below:

  • [b][/b] - bold text
  • [i][/i] - italic text
  • [u][/u] - underline text
  • [left][/left] - left align text
  • [right][/right] - right align text
  • [center][/center] - center text
  • [justify][/justify] - fully justify text

Changing text font
To use a different font for part or all of your message use [font=font name]Text[/font] replacing 'font name' with the font of your choice.

Changing text color
To colorize your text use [color=hex code]Text[/color] where hex code is the hexadecimal code for the color you wish to use e.g. [color=#FF0000] is red, [color=#0000FF] is blue and [color=#000000] is black (invalid codes default to black). A list of common color hex codes is available here

Changing text size
To resize the text use [size=size in pixels] replacing 'size in pixels' with the text you require. The default size is 11 pixels

All text formatting BBcode tags can be combined with each other so Bold Italic Size 24pixels Blue text, right aligned written in Courier would be [b][i][size=24][color=#0000FF][right][font=Courier]Text[/font][/right][/color][/size][/i][/b] and appear as


Adding links
A link can be added into a post in several ways. If you wish to add a clickable text link like '' use this code [url][/url].
If you wish to put a link behind a text use this code [url=]this site[/url] appears as this site

The same can be done for links to email addresses e.g. [email][/email] or []email someone[/email]

Creating lists You can created ordered or unordered lists using [ul][/ul] or [ol][/ol] respectively. Items in the list are tagged using [*][/*]
e.g. [ul][*]Item 1[/*][*]Item 2[/*][*]Item 3[/*][/ul] would appear as

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Miscellaneous BBcode
To add a picture, just place the URL of the image between [img][/img] tags e.g. [img][/img]

To add a quote place the quote in [quote][/quote] tags. If you press the quote button on a post it will enter these tags for you

If you want horizontally scrolling text you can place the text between [move][/move] tags

Offtopic text can be placed using [offtopic][/offtopic] tags or you can just use an offtopic smilie if one is available

If you want to post code for help with programming or a bug fix you can use [code][/code] tags

Using Smilies
Smilies can be inserted by either clicking the image under the message box or entering the text.

Default smilies codes include:

  • :) - a happy face which is replaced by smile
  • :( - a frown which is replaced by frown
  • ;) - a wink which is replaced by wink

RSS Feeds
The RSS icon indicates there is an RSS Feed available.

This allows you to keep track of new topics or posts without visiting the forum.

Just click on the image and subscribe to the feed using your browser or paste the URL into the RSS Reader software you are using.

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