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A default installation of MyBB
|Stable release||1.4.11 / December 29, 2009|
|Platform||Web / PHP / SQL|
|License||GNU General Public License v3|
MyBB was founded in 2002 by Chris Boulton following a fork of the XMB development team. DevBB, a fork of the XMB code base, was created as a temporary solution while the new MyBB development team worked on the first MyBB release. 
MyBB RC1 was released on December 10, 2003, and was one of the first public releases of MyBB. After three years of development and numerous other pre-releases, MyBB 1.00 was released to the public on December 9, 2005, marking the beginning of the 1.0x/1.1.x series.  On March 9, 2006, MyBB 1.1.0 was released, which fixed a number of outstanding issues with the 1.0x code base. The final release of the 1.0/1.1 series was MyBB 1.1.8, a security update, released August 29, 2006.
On September 2, 2006, MyBB 1.2 was released. It included a thoroughly rewritten and revised code base and over 40 new features.  The final release of the 1.2 series was MyBB 1.2.14, a security and maintenance update, released on July 17, 2008. Support for the 1.2 series ended on June 1, 2009, and security vulnerability maintenance of the series ended on December 31, 2009. 
On August 2, 2008, MyBB 1.4 was released to the public following a long private and public beta test period. It featured over 70 features and changes, including a completely rewritten and redesigned administrator control panel, numerous new user moderation features, and a new calendar system.  As with previous releases, MyBB 1.4 was released under its own proprietary license, but on October 12, 2008, it was moved to the GNU General Public License v3 license, making it a free and open source software. MyBB 1.4.2 was the first release of MyBB released under the GPL.  The current release of MyBB is 1.4.11, released on December 29, 2009, as a minor patch and security release. 
MyBB has had a closed development process since its creation. However, following the change to an open source license, preparations were made to open up MyBB development. On August 19, 2009, the MyBB development site was opened to the public, giving users read access to the MyBB subversion, including both the maintenance branch and the development trunk, as well as the official bug and feature tracker. 
MyBB 1.6, currently under development, is expected to go into a beta test phase in early 2010, with a final release shortly thereafter. MyBB 1.6 will include more than 49 new features and changes. MyBB 1.6 will require PHP 5.1 or later, a significant change from previous releases.
Following the release of MyBB 1.6, development on MyBB 2.0 will begin. Currently in planning stages, MyBB 2.0 will feature a rewritten code base, a new default theme, and numerous new features. A timeline for MyBB 2.0's development has not been confirmed. 
MyBB includes many features not included in other free forum software. Most notably, it includes a reputation system, multi-quote, and the ability to create custom BBCode (called MyCodes) out of the box. Additionally, MyBB includes support for multiple calendars with ranged and repeating events, a scheduled mass mail and newsletter system, and AJAX-based features such as quick reply, quick edit, and inline thread title editing.
For moderators, posts and threads can be managed through inline post and thread moderation, allowing for moderation actions to be applied to multiple posts or threads at the same time. Custom moderator tools allow administrators to combine moderation actions into individual tools to be used in thread and post moderation. MyBB also includes an extensive warning system, which allows for preset and custom warning types and configurable "warning levels," where actions are automatically performed when a user's warning level reaches a certain percentage.
Plugins require little or no modification to core files through MyBB's extensive use of plugin hooks.  Also, while not part of the forum software itself, the MyBB Merge System allows users to easily convert from other forum softwares, or merge multiple forums into one. 
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB Translation Downloads". http://mybboard.net/downloads/translations. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "About MyBB". http://www.mybboard.net/about/mybb. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB RC1". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/RC1. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB 1.0 Released". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-5184.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB 1.1 Released". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-7368.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB 1.1.8 Released - Security Update". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-11697.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB 1.2 Released". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-11781.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Gordon, Ryan. "MyBB 1.2.14 Released - Security & Maintenance Release". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-33865.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Loos, Ryan. "EOL Announcement Concerning MyBB 1.2". http://blog.mybboard.net/2009/05/02/eol-announcement-concerning-mybb-12/. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB 1.4 Released". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-34565.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Boulton, Chris. "MyBB Goes Open Source, Now GNU GPL v3 Licensed". http://community.mybboard.net/thread-38942.html. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Gordon, Ryan. "MyBB 1.4.11 Released - Minor Patch & Security Update". http://blog.mybboard.net/2009/12/29/mybb-1-4-11-released-minor-patch-security-update/. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Gordon, Ryan. "Getting Involved: Development site opens". http://blog.mybboard.net/2009/08/19/getting-involved-development-site-opens/. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ Sisk, Doug. "MyBB 1.6: Sneak Preview (Part 1)". http://blog.mybboard.net/2010/01/01/mybb-16-sneak-preview-part-1/. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB 2.0". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/2.0.0. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB Feature List". http://mybboard.net/features/more-features. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "Calendar". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/Calendar. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "Mass Mail". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/Admin_CP_Mass_Mail. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "Moderating Options". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/Moderating_Options. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "Warning System". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/Warning_System. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "Custom Moderator Tools". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/Admin_CP_Config_Mod_Tools. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB Plugin Hooks". http://wiki.mybboard.net/index.php/MyBB_Plugin_Hooks. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- ↑ MyBB Group. "MyBB Merge System". http://mybboard.net/downloads/merge-system. Retrieved 2010-1-3.
- MyBB Homepage, including full documentation
- MyBB Development, including subversion access
- Demonstration Example of MyBBde:MyBulletinBoard