I have used phpBB for quite some time and it has always been my favorite bulletin board software. However, I feel that the UI has not been updated for ages. So I decided to use the Bootstrap framework to spice things up.

Base style: proSilver

Style Version: 2.0

phpBB version: phpBB 3.0.11



Download phpBB Bootstrap theme proBoot: [updated for 3.0.11 on March 22, 2013]



  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Fluid Layout and more..

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Published by Shibu Lijack

Frontend Web Developer | Music Enthusiast | Foodie | Technophile

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      1. Could I throw those ACP buttons into the footer? Just dunno how to do that without turning them into links… (I want buttons! :P)

  1. Hello there sir. I would like to say that you have made an excellent theme. I love it so much. I’ve been spending some time in the bootstrap.css file to get the forum to look like my main page, and it’s coming along nicely. However. I got a few questions.It seems the images in the left column before the topic titles and forum titles are gone. I think i’m missing other pictures aswell when looking at your screenshots. What may be the cause of this? Also, i have tried for many hours now to add this css

    .bg-blacklight {
    width: 100%;
    background-image: url(../images/bglight.png);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center top;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: -1;

    to get a background image behind the forum. Any idea as to how it’s not working? i even added it to the overall_header.html file with no luck. I dont understand.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Many thanks. Frank

    1. Images in the left column before the topic titles? Do you mean the topic icons and forum icons? It’s a little tricky.
      Use this mark up:

      .pcon {
      float: left;
      width: 27px;
      height: 27px;
      margin-right: 5px;
      margin-top: 5px;

      The above is for Forum icons. Take a look at forumlist_body.html in my GitHub repo. Similarly, you can include topic icons.

      Regarding the custom CSS, just add your .bg-blacklight to a separate file, say custom.css and import it in stylesheet.css. It should work.

      1. I have the same problem that the forum icons left of forum name are not being displayed.
        Running PHPBB 3.0.10 using a Vanilla proboot style.

    1. Thank you 🙂

      I have tested the template with 3.0.11 and it works fine. However, I originally built this theme for 3.1. Just to be on the safer side, I am re-doing the template for 3.0.11. Stay tuned for updates!

    1. The template is fluid, meaning the width is specified in terms of percentage.
      If you wish to change to fixed width, rename all the “row-fluid” and “container-fluid” classes to “row” and “container” respectively.

  2. Thanks but I do not know how to do that, by chance can you tell how I can center the logo and make it bigger?

  3. hello excuse me again I am a new to phpbb and I would like to know where the list of icons such as the template only some because they were “icon-user” “icon-rules”

    Thanks 🙂

  4. Very wonderful theme. Unfortunately I abandoned phpbb to join mybb. It seems to be more powerful forum software. Is this theme for phpbb only to you plan to make it available for other forum software like mybb

      1. I think that it is in alpha release, when does final release will be delivered ?
        phpbb is the first bulletin board forum that I have used, but recently it is too late from modern web
        Actually http://discourse.org/ will change our vision about forums software
        hope that this vision will be applied on phpbb or mybb

    1. 3.0.11 version is almost done. I will push the code to github repo by next week.

      Edit: The theme has been updated and the new code has been pushed to the repo. Hope you like it!

  5. I was wondering if you could turn those pics in /imageset/en/* into bootstrap buttons, it would be fantastic when it’s done with phpBB’s multilingual support.

  6. Hello.

    Very nice work.
    But, how do you change the colors? I try in bootstrap.css, and all the included css files … but i can’t change the color to what I want.

    Can you help me?

  7. I have been trying to modify the header, but right now, I can’t change the icons in the header to “icon-white” and also a.brand also does not appear in the header either. Any thoughts?

  8. Your theme is superb. The attention to detail is amazing, and I for one am officially a huge fan of yours from this point on. Thank you so much for this work.

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