The 1.6 Documentation is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated.

The MyBB 1.6 series reached end of life on October 1, 2015.

This means there will be no more security or maintenance releases for these series and forums running these versions of MyBB may be at risk of unfixed security issues. All administrators are strongly encouraged to upgrade their forums to the latest release of MyBB as soon as possible.

The Tools & Maintenance tab contains all of the various tools relating to the maintenance of your forum.

General information regarding the more technical aspects of your board. Read the full document »

Tools & Maintenance: Cache Manager

The Cache Manager provides a listing of all of the caches on your board, the size of each cache, and allows you to rebuild caches that have information that could become corrupted.

Clicking on the name of the cache will take you to a page that displays the contents of that cache.

Tasks are PHP scripts run at set intervals which typically maintain your database and board, as well as perform tasks for some features, such as mass mail and group promotions. Read the full document »

Tools & Maintenance: Recount and Rebuild

The Recount and Rebuild portion of the Admin CP allows you to recount the various statistics, counters, and attachment thumbnails. This corrects any synchronization errors that may have occurred. This includes Recount Statistics, Rebuild Forum Counters, Rebuild Thread Counters, Recount User Post Counts, and Rebuild Attachment Thumbnails.

Each (excluding Recount Statistics) allows you to specify the number of data entries to process in each page. If there are fewer than the number entered to process, only one page will be used.

To run, enter the number of data entries you wish to process per page, and select Go in the row for the item you wish to recount or rebuild. If more than one page is necessary, you will need to select "Proceed" after each page is run.

The PHP Info page displays the results of the phpinfo() function. This provides you with all of the information regarding your PHP installation.

You can easily backup your forum database to your computer or to the server. Read the full document »

Tools & Maintenance: Optimize Database

The Optimize Database page allows you to reclaim deleted space in the selected database tables. You can choose to Select All tables, Deselect All tables, Select Forum Tables (only select those with the table prefix specified for your MyBB installation - mybb_ by default), or select each table individually by holding down Control.

The File Verification page allows you to check all files in your forum installation against checksums of the correct files, checking for possible corruption. However, this tool cannot differentiate between customizations and corruption; it simply returns files that are different from the default files.

Logging of actions in the Admin CP. Read the full document »

Logging of moderator actions on your forum. Read the full document »

Logging of emails sent from one user to another and using the "Send Thread to Friend" feature. Read the full document »

Logging of system mail errors when an email is sent by the board. Read the full document »

Logs of all warnings issued to users via MyBB's warning system. Read the full document »

The statistics section displays daily counts of members, threads, and posts, in both graphical and tabular format. Read the full document »

Admin CP
Home Dashboard - Preferences - Version Check - MyBB Credits
Configuration Settings - Banning - Custom Profile Fields - Smilies - Word Filters - MyCode - Languages - Post Icons - Help Documents - Plugins - Attachment Types - Moderator Tools - Spiders/Bots - Calendars - Warning System - Thread Prefixes
Forums & Posts Forum Management - Forum Announcements - Moderation Queue - Attachments
Users & Groups Users - Groups - User Titles - Banning - Admin Permissions - Mass Mail - Group Promotions
Templates & Style Themes - Templates
Tools & Maintenance System Health - Cache Manager - Task Manager - Recount and Rebuild - PHP Info - Database Backups - Optimize Database - File Verification - Administrator Log - Moderator Log - User Email Log - System Mail Log - User Warning Log - Statistics

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