Building Online Communities with phpBB – coming soon

May 10th, 2005. Tagged: News/personal, phpBB

Good news today! I got an email from my editor saying that the phpBB book will be published soon.

phpBB book coverYes, I've been working on a phpBB book for some time, it's written and completed now and undergoing final proofreading. So it means that in a few weeks it will be published! It's pretty exciting...

Here's some more about the book. The publisher is Packt Publishing, great guys, publishers of books such as the phpMyAdmin book, the one about eZ publish, Typo3 and other great titles.

I'm not the only author; there are two other great guys. Jeremy is a team member of He's known as Thoul in phpbbhack's forums (if you didn't know it, is a great site), he has written a lot of great tutorials for the phpBB community. He wrote two chapters and a few appendices for the phpBB book and was really helpful reviewing my chapters.

The other author is Mike. He wrote the chapter about designing your own phpBB theme, which is probably my favourite. It starts from coming up with the idea about the design and goes through all the steps. Check out his phpBB templates - Ad Infinitum, Conundrum, NoseBleed (the one that the his chapter is based on) and NoseBleed2, which powers his own community.

Here I should also mention Mr. Patrick O'Keefe. He is the creator of and other sites that are part of his iFroggy network. He's a SitePoint author (just like myself, only with greater number of articles and experience) and SP forums Advisor. He did a great job reviewing our work and he also wrote an intro to the book.

So, the book will be out soon, meanwhile you can see its page, download a sample chapter and preorder with 25% off. There's also another nice surprise about the book coming up but ... it's a surprise, isn't it?

Finally, did I mention that my publisher is great? Yes, and if you're thinking about becoming an author yourself, check them out as a potential publisher. The details are here.

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27 Responses

  1. Hey Stoyan,

    Thanks for the mentions and kind words. Appreciated!

    I’m excited as well. Can’t wait to get it in my hands and take a look. :)

  2. Building Online Communities with phpBB Out Soon

    Building Online Communities with phpBB, a book by Packt Publishing should be out within the week.

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  3. Great! Cool and Surprising!

    i will order a copy as soon as the book ships at Europe!



  4. Thanks!

    The good news is that the book is out now and is available for ordering! There should be no problem with the shipping to Europe, ragazzo mio :)

  5. “There’s also another nice surprise about the book coming up but ?? it’s a surprise, isn’t it?”

    Ok, i can’t wait anymore.. what surpriseee? :)

    Thank you for letting me be a part of the book, i’m glad you liked my submission. I only had the chance to read a number of the other chapters from the book (before any editing were done), but i still learned alot about phpBB that i didn’t know before. I can’t wait to see the final result myself. But.. what surpriseee? Hehe.



  6. [...] ing about the book, containing some background information about it and its collaborators, here » The book’s official page » The publisher – [Packt] Publishing » phpbb.c [...]

  7. That is tereffic new. Nice achievement. Is the book out yet?

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