MyBB Documentation


The 1.6 Documentation is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated.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

On the registration page, each user has the option of inputting the username of the user who referred them to the board (if he or she was referred to the board by another user).

The referrer can only be set during registration, in one of two ways:

The referrer's username can be directly inputted to the referrer textbox on registration.

Each existing user has a unique URL which they can give to non-members to register with. This URL inserts the existing user's username as the referrer when the guest registers.

The URL is in this format:[uid]

Replace [uid] with the referrer's user ID.[username]

Replace [username] with the referrer's username. (In MyBB versions > 1.2.0)

Please note, there was a bug in the referrer URL feature in MyBB versions < 1.2.0.

You can view the users that a specific user has referred by searching for the user in the Admin CP, and selecting "Show Referred Users" in the menu.

MyBB Features
Archive Mode - Attachments - Multiquote - MyCode - Polls - Private Messages - Reputation - RSS Syndication - Search Engine Friendly URLs - Smilies - Subscriptions - User Groups - User Referrals - Warning System
This is obviously not the complete feature list. See Features.

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