Documentation

Administration functions

Checking for updates

Once you have your forum installed it is very important that it be kept up-to-date. While FluxBB has a good history with security and we always aim to release any security fixes as fast as possible, it is no good if you don't apply the updates.

To check for new versions of FluxBB use the “Check for upgrade” link in the administration panel.

Pruning old topics

The prune feature can be used to delete old inactive posts from your forums. Unless you have a backup pruned posts can never be recovered.

Note: For best performance, you should put the forum in maintenance mode during pruning.

Rebuilding search index

If you have added, edited or removed posts manually in the database or if you are having problems searching, you should rebuild the search index. This can be accessed under the “maintenance” menu item, and basically involves looking at all the posts in your forum and indexing the words that make them up in an efficient way to facilitate fast and efficient searching.

Note: For best performance, you should put the forum in maintenance mode during rebuilding.