Logging in to phpBB

After you've finished those two tasks, click yourdomain.com Forum Index, and behold—you have a working phpBB! Figure 8-4 shows the forum index page.

Figure 8-4. A plain-vanilla phpBB, immediately after installation

You can use the Log In form at the bottom of the forum index page to quickly log in to your account. Log in using the administrator username and password you created during the installation, and then click the Log in button. You can also set phpBB to remember your session and log you in on every visit. This utilizes cookies, so make sure you have them enabled. After you've logged in, your screen should resemble Figure 8-5.

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Figure 8-5. phpBB after logging in with an administrative account

You'll notice a few differences in phpBB while you are logged in. The navigational links in the header of each phpBB page now list the number of new private messages you have, display the option to log out, and hide the Register option. Additionally, your name will show up on the online users list. The most important change you should notice, though, is the link to the Administration panel at the bottom of each page. That link is your ticket to configuring your phpBB installation to work the way you want it to work.

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