Closed Beta for phpBB 3.1/3.2 available

You first need to enter your github username above, to get access to the beta page!
Currently there are 499 members in the beta group. Latest commit was on 10.01.2017 at 06:52 pm.

First: Sorry for this late “release” for phpBB 3.1/3.2

It was way more work then I expected and some circumstances made it impossible for me to release it earlier. But nevertheless: The first beta version is available!
To be true, its a closed beta. Why? Just simple: I don’t want the beta version to spread all over the www, because its very important to update to another version (next Beta, RC) later.

Thats it for now. Hope you enjoy the beta ๐Ÿ™‚

  • How can I get in?

    Simply write your github username in the form on the top of this post (“Sign Up for beta”)

  • I don't want to install it myself!

    No problem! Just use the demo and find bugs there ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What can I expect?

    Many many bugs waiting in every corner of the theme. But with your help, we can fix them fast.

    Update: Many bugs are already fixed ๐Ÿ˜€

  • What should I test?

    Short answer: Everything! Including extensions, unnormal use cases etc.

  • How should I submit bugs?

    Please open an issue on Github!

Feature preview: Differents between free and premium edition

According to some VAT stuff I`m not allowed to sell the premium version yet. But I can give you a sneak preview of the additional features the premium edition will include.

  • You are allowed toย change copyright details
  • Fully integrated WYSIWYG editor
  • Easy configuration to turn on/off certain features (just changing the fitting value in the config file from 0 to 1)
    • Mobile responsible (on/off)
    • Boxed layout (on/off)
    • Position of header navbar (above/below logo)
    • Logo in header (on/off)
    • Additional user navbar (on/off)
    • Force additional user button (on/off)
    • Fix header navbar (on/off)
    • Inverted header navbar (on/off)
    • Fix footer navbar (on/off)
    • Inverted footer navbar (on/off)
    • WYSIWYG editor on reply (on/off)
    • WYSIWYG editor on quickreply (on/off)
    • Profile information align on posts page (right/left)
    • Show user online/offline badge (on/off)
    • Rounded Avatars (on/off)
    • Show login panel (on/off)
    • Show jumpbox (on/off)
    • Inverted footer navbar (on/off)
    • Turn off phpBB copyright
  • more to come (just tell me in the support question section)

You can view a complete demo here:ย

Development for phpBB 3.1

Closed beta for 3.1 available

phpBB 3.1 was released some weeks ago and the number of available extension is currently very week. But nevertheless the development for this great new version is important. You can now change main functionality without editing the style files. This makes it so much easier for me (as developer) to make the theme compatible with nearly every extension. The compatibility of ComBoot with automod was not given in the past, caused by bootstrap according to its css structure. Now that isn’t a big deal anymore.

I know a few of you already use phpBB 3.1 and also want to have a ComBoot version that works with it. Since phpBB 3.1 includes such high rate of file changes, I have to change almost every ComBoot included file. That simple means:
The development will took some (more) time.

But I can promise you, I`m currently working on it and I opened my to-do list for you guys, so you can follow the steps of development. The list sorting is very easy: There are five lists, the first for not yet converted files, the second for files in progress, the third for all files completed files, the fourth for all the recognized issues and the fifth list for all solved issues.

You should also know, that the theme does already work with phpBB3.1, but it does simple not support any of the new features yet, so its not usefull to use it, until every file has been rewritten. And thats the reason, I will not offer a unstable prelease. So the first version you will probably be able to download may be a beta, but nothing earlier.

Additionally here are some information, what is also planned in the future for the phpBB3.1 version:

  • A extension for phpBB3.1 which will allow admins to easily change settings
  • A bunch of subthemes, which will allow to switch between completely different styles based on ComBoot (this will be a premium feature)
  • You have also an idea, what should be included next? Then tell me ๐Ÿ™‚

Also notice, that if the version for phpBB3.1 will be released, there will be probably no more features added in the version for 3.0.x. It just takes to much time to maintenance both version. But you can still download the current theme then of course.

If you want to have a early look at the current theme, you can view it on the demo page. And at least here are some preview images of the new version, showing new features:

More images coming soon!

First stable Release 1.0

I’m so proud to announce the first stable  release of ComBoot. It took so long to get here, but I finally done it.







  • New Name: We switched from proBoot3 to ComBoot
  • Ready for Bootstrap 3.3.1
  • New: Redesigned logo
  • New: Colorpicker for group color (UCP)
  • New: Lightbox for post images
  • New: Default avatar
  • New: Simple html syntax highlighter for post code
  • New: Scroll2Top button
  • New: Topic Title Preview like Xenforo
  • New: Quickreply collapsible

You can read more about the new/changes stuff in the changelog.

There are so many new features included in this release, some are shown below: