MyBB Documentation

Upload Files

The 1.6 Documentation is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated.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

Installation Guide
  1. Uploading Files
  2. CHMOD Files
  1. Welcome
  2. License Agreement
  3. Requirements Check
  4. Database Configuration
  5. Table Creation
  6. Data Insertion
  7. Theme Installation
  8. Board Configuration
  9. Administrator User
  10. Finish Setup

In the folder where you extracted the MyBB package, there will be two folders: Documentation and Upload. Navigate into the Upload folder and upload all files and folders within it to your web server (the Documentation folder contains a few interesting documents you may wish to read, but it is not necessary to upload this folder). Usually the files are uploaded into a subdirectory called 'forums', 'forum', 'community' or 'mybb'. However, it is up to you where you want to upload it; just remember where you have uploaded the files.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure that the directory structure is kept. (ie. the files in the 'admin' directory should be uploaded to a directory called 'admin', the files in the 'archive' directory should be uploaded to a directory called 'archive', etc)
  • Make sure that you upload the .php, .html, .css and any other text file in ASCII mode, and that you upload the .gif, .jpg, .png, and any other binary file in Binary mode (see your FTP software documentation)

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