How to Manage Forums in phpBB 3

Step by Step tutorial on managing your forums in phpBB 3

The forum management is a process of editing the forum name, description and other settings related to already existing forum on your phpBB platform. If you would like to learn how you should create a forum please check our other phpBB tutorial.


To fully manage your forum in phpBB3, you will need to:

Step 1 Forum Management page

In order to access the forum management page you will need to login into the Administration Control Panel of your Board and then to navigate to Forums>Manage Forums.




There you will be able to see under the Forum administration section a table view presenting all of your existing forums.


Step 2 Modify existing Forums

In order to modify existing forum you will need to click on the green icon next to the forum name.




Next you will be redirected to the Edit forum page where you will be able to edit all of the forum settings you will need. For the purpose of this tutorial we will change the name and the description of our “FastComet” forum:



Of course there are quite a lot of other settings which basically includes any information you might want to change on your already existing forum.


Once you are done editing the information please scroll down and use the Submit button in order for the changes you have applied to be saved.





Step 3 Delete existing Forums

Deleting a forum is also quite an easy task and you will be able to perform it via the red icon next to the forum name in the table view presenting your forums on the Manage Forums page:




This action will redirect you to the next page where further information on the deletion of the forum and a confirmation of course will be requested.




As you can see you have the option to delete the forum but preserve its posts by moving those into another already existing forum. Please choose the option which will fit the most to your need and hit the Submit button once you are ready to delete the forum.


That’s it! You now know how to manage the forums on your Board!