Closed Beta for phpBB 3.1/3.2 available

We currently don’t accept new beta users!

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 🙂

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

No problem! Just use the demo and find bugs there 🙂

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 😀

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

Please open an issue on Github!

Development for phpBB 3.1

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.

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 useful to use it, until every file has been rewritten. And that’s the reason, I will not offer a unstable release. 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 🙂

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: