I have used phpBB for a long time but now I gave up. I just updated phpBB 3 to the last version. However, it looks like there is an issue with
<b>[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning</b>: in file <b>[ROOT]/phpbb/session.php</b> on line <b>583</b>: <b>sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable</b><br /> <b>[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning</b>: in file <b>[ROOT]/phpbb/session.php</b> on line <b>639</b>: <b>sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable</b><br />
This follows another issue with phpBB related to PhpBB errors in snippets of Google search results. A
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On top of that, we had issues with phpBB themes bought on
In fact, plugins may stop functioning after an update of phpBB. Also, there are many plugins that aren’t maintained anymore by their authors. It is like the coders have left the phpBB community to go somewhere else. There is a danger that nothing will work if you install a 7 years old plugin on your phpBB installation.
There was a thread on the phpBB community forum. phpBB contributors are not for SEO friendly URLs where the URL of a phpBB thread should be the title of the thread. Today, every page is described thanks to two variables like below. However, we know that Google does not like variables.
Also, the external links posted on forums are
Also we found the googlebot visited the listing page of online members by default. It looked like garbage in the Google search results.
There are many small issues with phpBB. If you talk about one issue
When you install phpBB forum, it looks like a complete solution but in fact you have to install many plugins to make it “ok” from a SEO point of view and also to protect your internet forums from spam bots.
I think that for someone who is looking for a PHP/Mysql forum, the paid internet forum software are the best. Here is our comparison between paid and free internet forums.
For those really looking for a good internet forum, take into account that there will be a lot of coding and dangers. Then, I would encourage to move to NodeJS with