Flatboard 3

System Requirements

You just need a web server with PHP support.

  • Webserver (Apache)
  • PHP v5.3 or higher.
  • PHP module mbstring for full UTF-8 support.
  • PHP ZipArchive OR unzip before send files (more than 2 files).

Note: If you have a problem with your server path, edit the header.php and install.php file, and change PATH_ROOT constant.
if (!defined('PATH_ROOT')) define('PATH_ROOT', __DIR__.DS); or if (!defined('PATH_ROOT')) define('PATH_ROOT', './');

Installing Flatboard

  1. Download the latest version from flatboard.org
  2. Extract the archive.
  3. Upload flatboard.zip and index.php to your server/hosting.
  4. Visit your domain http://domain.com/flatboard
  5. Follow the Flatboard Unpack & the Installer to configure your website.

Why did you send the archived file?
Just to save time, is to be sure to have all the files present on the server, with good write access to folders and files.
And maybe it's cooler like this 😃.

Update guide

  1. Backup your data/ folder manually or with the Backup plugin.
  2. Replace all files with your favorite FTP Client.
  3. Delete all files stocked in data/plugin folder and go to your plugins page to activate your plugins again..
  4. Delete the theme/YourTheme/cache/ folder.
  5. Go to the configuration page to set and save the new settings brought by the update.
  6. Visit your domain http://domain.com/flatboard
  7. That all!

Post format

Since Flatboard v1.0, it is now possible to choose between the BBcode or Markdown format, so the editor changes according to the choice. Be careful however, this choice will be made at the beginning of installation, it will not be possible to change there after without having traces in the discussions because the syntax is different.

Post preview

To preview your message, simply click on the send button without inserting the response captcha code.

Add tags in title

To add tags to your titles, you must first add them from the administration menu. It is quite possible to add others in the title, without going through the dedicated field.

Add verified user label

Copy pseudo user name with his hash (ex: MyPseudo@4346f29d) and go to Tags administration menu. Check Hidden this tag and a preselection is displayed in fields. Paste username in the first field and change the name you want to display in the second instead of the word User. Save and you're done.

Anonyme user / Unique identity without register !

With Flatboard it is possible to send messages anonymously, to do this simply leave the field blank username and Flatboard generate a user hash.
You must insert your username followed by a @ and your password is encrypted and truncated.
Example: Username@MyPassword
Become: Username@a52d7896
Wrong: Username123456

Custom Avatar

To add a custom avatar, simply replace the @ in the case of a unique identity by a _ and not have a space in the name of your .png image. Example: My Pseudo@MyPassword
Become: MyPseudo_a52d7.png

And upload your picture in uploads/avatars folder.

Install a plugin or theme

Download a plugin or theme from our download page or in the resources forum. Uncompress the file and send the plugin or theme folder in the respective files plugin or theme of your server at the root of the installation of your Flatboard.

Hooks list

With hooks you can intercept all kinds of Flatboard events to inject your own code.
Here is a list of available hooks:

Hooks Execute in Note
Plugin::hook('profile') theme Avatar or for pseudo
Plugin::hook('footer') theme Bottom page
Plugin::hook('footerJS') theme Load javascript
Plugin::hook('beforeMain') theme Before body site
Plugin::hook('afterMain') theme After body site
Plugin::hook('menu') theme Sidebar
Plugin::hook('stats') theme Sidebar stats
Plugin::hook('core_menu') theme Add plugin menu
Plugin::hook('css') theme Add css
Plugin::hook('head') theme Add other metas
Plugin::hook('topTopic') theme Before topic
Plugin::hook('afterTopic') theme After topic
Plugin::hook('buttonTopic') theme Action buttons topic
Plugin::hook('bottomTopic') theme Before replies
Plugin::hook('afterReply') theme After replies
Plugin::hook('buttonReply') theme Action buttons reply
Plugin::hook('afterForum') theme Bottom forum list
Plugin::hook('titleTopic') theme Title topic
Plugin::hook('install') core Install a plugin
Plugin::hook('init') core Execute code before site loaded
Plugin::hook('editor') core Textarea content
Plugin::hook('manageTopic') core Manage Topic
Plugin::hook('manageReply') core Manage Reply
Plugin::hook('manageForum') core Manage Forum
Plugin::hook('managePlugin') core Manage Plugin
Plugin::hook('userBan') core Manage User
Plugin::hook('manageWorker') core Manage Moderator
╰☆╮Flatboard╰☆╮ is a open source and community contributions are essential to project success!

Update: July 28, '21