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Invision Power Board - Bulletin Board System
Posted by John McDonald on 22 March 2009 05:34 PM

Overview

Invision Power Board is an award-winning forum software and communications portal. Members can subscribe to topics, be notified when someone replies to that thread, send each other private messages, view statistics, and perform several other functions. Moderators will be pleased to find a powerful administration control panel that includes the abilities to open, close, lock/ unlock (pin/ unpin), move, and delete topics as well edit and delete individual posts. Invision Power Board is written in PHP and requires that you install a MySQL database.

To access the Invision PowerBoard Manager:

Click the Invision PowerBoard Manager icon in your Control Panel.

Installing Invision PowerBoard

Clicking on the Invision PowerBoard Manager icon will display a page that informs you that you must have MySQL database added to your domain before installing Invision PowerBoard Manager.

To install the Invision PowerBoard:

  1. If you do not have a MySQL database, add one before you install Invision PowerBoard.
  2. To install the Invision PowerBoard you must accept the Terms of Agreement from Invision Power Services (IPS).
  3. Choose the directory you wish the board to be installed in.
  4. Enter your username, password, and email address.
  5. If your MySQL password is not the same as your Control Panel password, check the box and enter your MySQL password.
  6. Click Install Invision Board. You will see a confirmation message informing you that your request will be completed within ten (10) minutes. You are now able to use the Invision Power Board on your sites.

Using Invision PowerBoard

Click Access this tool on your domain to view the message board. An extensive help system is available by clicking Help at the top of the PowerBoard.

To remove Invision PowerBoard:

Click Remove Invision Board from the Invision PowerBoard Manager page.

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