Welcome to phpbbservices.com


Mark D. Hamill, in 2006

Professional phpBB forum software services, consulting, modifications and extensions by Mark D. Hamill

I am the author of two complex and frequently used phpBB modifications. phpBB is popular forum software used on the Internet. Specifically I am the author of the phpBB Digests and Smartfeed modifications. Here you can find the latest (and previous) versions of these modifications. In addition, I provide phpBB consulting and phpBB services for the phpBB community. As of 5 November 2015, I have served 224 distinct customers and handled 568 requests for service over more than nine years. I figure I must be doing good work because I get a lot of repeat business. There is not much I cannot do to service your phpBB needs.

If you have a support inquiry, use my handy form. Feel free to browse my site or to send me email. If you send me email, it may be helpful to place “phpBB” in the subject line somewhere to get my attention.

phpBB Services and Support

Looking for phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus Support? See my services page for details.


  • January 19, 2016 – Digests 3.0.0 extension (Alpha) for phpBB 3.1 has been released. It should not be used in a production forum. Details are on the phpbb.com topic.
  • December 5, 2015 – Smartfeed 3.0.2 extension (RC1) for phpBB 3.1 has been released. It should not be used in a production forum. Details are on the phpbb.com topic.

phpBB Digest Modification (for phpBB 2 and phpBB 3.0)

phpBB Smartfeed Modification (for phpBB 2 and phpBB 3.0)

phpBB AJAX Shoutbox Modification with Sounds (for phpBB 2)

Other Software

Page last modified January 20, 2016

 Posted by at 12:50 am

  7 Responses to “Welcome to phpbbservices.com”

  1. hello,

    i recently acquired this webstie (www.huntertwentyeightfive.com) when i purchased a boat. The previous owner had the site hosted at yahoo. I moved the domain and uploaded the website/forum into godaddy and I am getting errors. I am not the most technical person and would like to pay somebody to help me.

    Can you assist?

    Thanks Chris

  2. Hi, I run an spanish language phpbb3 forum.

    I need a quote for;

    1) Avoid new daily spammers registrations and messages

    2) Have a better forum SEO


  3. Mark,

    I have a newly installed phpBB forum, (updated from phpBB 2.x), and have a few bugs that I can’t seem to fix.

    phpbb problems I would like corrected:

    guest to see and search forums – Most important !
    links within posts to open in new window or tab
    time format won’t set to 24 hr configuration
    merge data bases between 2.x and 3.x (http://bertram31.com/newbb2 and http://bertram31.com/newbb) if possible

    I have changed and re-changed board/user permissions and still can’t get the board visible/searchable to guests. (Guests and un-logged in users only see “This board has no forums.”)

    Please take a look and let me know your thoughts. If you want, register as MarkD and I will modify your account as needed.

    Best regards,


  4. I checked your forum and it looks like it is operational. If you still need my services contact me at mark@phpbbservices.com.

  5. I think we discussed this elsewhere. If this is still a concern write me at mark@phpbbservices.com.

  6. Sunday Sept 23 2012 18:00 CDT

    Thanks again Mark!

    I’ll for sure keep you on file for any future phpBB work that is required.


    To fill in the blank spaces for anyone else reading this post, I migrated, with great difficulty and cost, my website from one webhost to another. To make a long story short, the migration company tech, (who was supposed to be versed in phpBB), couldn’t find his backside with both hands while standing in front of a mirrow.

    I enlisted Mark to the rescue and in under 2 hours he had the board working fine, along with an update to phpBB 3.0.11 and several mods.

    If you need a good man for the job on phpBB, Mark IS the man!

    Patrick McCrary

  7. Hi, Mark.

    Hope you can help.

    We are trying to launch a phpbb forum, but want its appearance to blend into our regular site. Essentially we would like the current forum header (http://www.capenet.org/forum/) to look something like this header: http://www.capenet.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi

    Thus, the header would have a dark blue border, a white to dark blue (left to right) gradient, and our logo with the word “forum” next to it. The header boundaries can stay the same.

    As you can see, I know how to change the logo and the background color of the header, but I don’t know how to put a blue border around the header nor to get the gradient image to work. (We have the gradient background image that we used for our mail program, but we can’t get it to work on the phpbb site.) Also, we have what appears to be a one pixel split at about the 60 percent point of the top of our header.

    Can you help by walking us through the process and the coding? How much would you charge for this? WE are getting frustrated by trying to figure it out for ourselves.

    Many thanks.


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