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Welcome To Icy Phoenix

  • What is Icy Phoenix?
  • Icy Phoenix is a CMS based on phpBB (a fully scalable and highly customisable open-source Bulletin Board package PHP based) plus many modifications and code integrations which add flexibility to the whole package. The official home page for phpBB is www.phpbb.com. Icy Phoenix has some features originally developed for phpBB XS Project which has been founded by Bicet and then developed by both Bicet and Mighty Gorgon. Icy Phoenix has been created by Luca Libralato after he left the phpBB XS Project.

  • What are the main features of Icy Phoenix?
  • Icy Phoenix has many features, most of them are listed in the Features Page and in the Credits Page. The main ones are:
    • phpBB bulletin board and permission system
    • CMS features allowing the creation of new pages and blocks
    • Overall template integration among all site sections
    • Many ready to use features: Photo Gallery, Downloads, Knowledge Base, Links, Chat...
    • Multi-language and multi-template ready
    • Almost 100% XHTML and CSS W3C compliant
    • ...and many others...

  • Is Icy Phoenix supported for bugs, security issues, improvements?
  • Icy Phoenix is an open source project. As like many open source projects it is developed by people using their free time. At the moment there are several persons in the staff willing to help and to contribute to this project. We hope the community will continue to grow and be able to provide all the necessary support to all the users who may need help.

  • Is Icy Phoenix easy to install and upgrade from other platforms?
  • Icy Phoenix has its own setup procedure which guides the user through the steps of the setup process. An upgrading file is provided to upgrade the package from standard phpBB and phpBB XS. Hopefully an upgrade procedure from any other platform will be written in the future: at the moment the only way to upgrade from another platform is by downgrading to phpBB and then run the provided upgrade procedure.

  • Does Icy Phoenix have many templates?
  • Yes, at the moment there are some free templates (some of them with multicolour variations) and we are working to create new ones. If you are interested in new templates you should regularly check the support forum and Styles Section.

  • Is Icy Phoenix multi-language?
  • English is the main language of Icy Phoenix, but it has been translated into other languages (alphabetical order): Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish... and more to come! If you don't find your language listed here, please ask at the support forum, maybe someone else is working on the translation you need and you would be welcome to join the translation team to give your contribution.

  • Will Icy Phoenix be upgraded to phpBB 3?
  • The matter is quite complex. Even if the starting core was phpBB 2, many phpBB 3 features and core functions have been ported to Icy Phoenix: this means that currently Icy Phoenix is based on a version of phpBB which is an hybrid between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3. The code is highly optimized, it uses cache extensively, you shouldn't miss phpBB 3.

  • May I join the Icy Phoenix Project?
  • Of course. Icy Phoenix is an open source project, and anyone who is willing to give his own contribution on a stable basis may then apply to join the Team.

Before trying to install Icy Phoenix make sure you have the following STRICTLY NEEDED requirements:
  • At least 20 MB of free space in the folder you would like to install the package.
  • Web server with PHP (5 or higher) installed and running (works best on Linux + Apache).
  • MySQL (5 or higher) database with at least 5MB of free space (of course the space needed depends on how big your site will be... 5MB is enough for a basic empty setup).
  • Ability to set CHMOD permissions.

These other requirements (even if not strictly needed) are suggested for optimal performance of Icy Phoenix:
  • Hosting Services with .htaccess capability.
  • Apache Rewrite Mod installed and running.
  • GD Libraries (at least 2.0.28) installed and running.
  • Register Globals set to OFF.

Icy Phoenix Features
Icy Phoenix Documentation

Please refer to the forum for further informations and support requests.


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Congratulations HaoAsakura!

Congratulations HaoAsakura! Posted  Sat 08 Aug, 2009 02:12 By Chaotic
Soul Eater Italia has been chosen as the first winner in our monthly Show Off Of The Month contest! HaoAsakura's style was chosen based on several factors, but mainly the overall graphical genius exhibited.


HaoAsakura will receive a special graphic to display on his website, special guest access, and his website featured in our links section!

If you are interested in submitting your Icy Phoenix website in our next Show Off Of The Month contest, please visit the following link to get more details:

Show Off Of The Month Contest

Please be sure to congratulate HaoAsakura for his hard work!


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Join The Icy Phoenix Team

Join The Icy Phoenix Team Posted  Wed 01 Apr, 2009 17:01 By Chaotic
We have created a new page on the website that presents information on how you can give back to Icy Phoenix. Donations are a great way to give back, but providing your time and expertise is much more valuable to us. Keeping the community alive with questions and solutions to further enhance Icy Phoenix is our ultimate goal.

For more details, please visit the Join Us page.

If you have questions regarding the functions of each group, please contact the team leader of the group you are interested in joining.


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Development Area

Development Area Posted  Sun 24 Sep, 2006 16:11 By Mighty Gorgon
Hi all,
as you know, I left XS project... but I will continue to support XS in the free time.

I don't know if Bicet is going to continue with phpBB XS, anyway this site will remain UNOFFICIAL support for XS.

I think I will launch a new project soon... but still a lot of things needs to be defined.

In the meantime this site is running a development package... so you may experience some new bugs and problems because of this.

I'm sorry, but I need to test my work online!

I hope you will like my new template.


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New Domain

New Domain Posted  Wed 09 Aug, 2006 15:11 By Mighty Gorgon
Hi all,
for some problem @ phpbbxs.com, we have moved to this new domain.

We have to start from scratch... from one side it's no good... but on the other side, we have the opportunity to make things better.

A big thanks to all Staff members which have helped me during this tough period while Bicet is busy and xs.com was down.

Especially I would like to thanks (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Mercurio
ThE KuKa

Thank you very much for your precious help.

Enjoy phpbbxs.eu!

P.S.: this site is based on what will be the new release, so if you find some bugs, please report them in the appropriate forum. Thanks!


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