The FUDforum FAQ:
Install.php is like a self-extracting archive that contains all the files that you need within itself. Just run it (from your browser) and it will unpack all required files to the correct locations.
The zlib files are compressed, hence smaller to download. For details, see http://www.php.net/manual/en/intro.zlib.php
To see if you have zlib installed, run this PHP script:
<?php if (extension_loaded("zlib")) echo "zlib is installed"; else echo "zlib is BOT installed"; ?>
Besides wanting to create a unique identity for your forum, users who want changes their themes should preferably create a separate theme to prevent subsequent upgraded (which may contain changes to the default theme) from overwriting their changes. If you don't plan to make any drastic theme changes, it's perfectly OK to use the default theme.
This normally happens when the wrong locale was selected for a theme. Navigate to the Admin Control Panel -> Theme Manager to change your locale. When done, rebuild your themes.
The correct locale depends on your operating system. For example, one should typically use german on Windows systems, but de_DE.utf-8 on Linux/Unix systems.
When you browse your FUDforum site and you get a blank page, it usually means that an error occured, but PHP is configured not to display it.
error_reporting(E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE | E_COMPILE_ERROR); ini_set('display_errors', '1');
FUDforum is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. In short, this means that FUDforum is free to download, use, distribute and modify. However, if any of these modifications are released to the public, that code must also be released under the same license as FUDforum. The copyright notice in all the source files, however, must be left intact. Any modification or removal of this copyright is illegal under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.
Yes, you may remove the copyright from the footer, but please don't! If you must, please try to keep at least "Powered by FUDforum" with the link back to http://fudforum.org/ in some form on your forum.