Moderate Forum Topics in phpBB

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to talk about how to moderate a phpBB forum topic.

First, go ahead and log into your forum and go to the board index page.

NOTE: I assume that you are an Administrator or that you have moderation privileges.


In the top left corner of your board you should see in brackets [Moderator Control Panel]   just like I have posted.

Go ahead and click that link.

You will be taken to the following page


This is the most basic front page for your Moderation Control Panel. You can access multiple functions from this page. What we are going to do today is only moderate a certain post.

What we are going to do is navigate back to the Board Index and then click on the topic you wish to moderate.

You will be taken to the following page:


In the lower right hand corner you will see a drop down menu that says Select desired action and then a submit button next to it.

It will look like this when you click that drop down menu:


Your options are as follows:

Lock selected posts (prevents editing) This does exactly what it says it does it looks the selected posts you chose and prevents anyone from editing it unless they are an admin or a moderator.

Unlock Selected posts again this does exactly what it says it does. It unlocks selected posts and allows editing by the author and Admin and Mod.

Delete Posts: This deletes only the posts you select to be deleted.

Move PostsThis allows you to move the selected post to another topic or forum category altogether.

Split Selected Posts: This will allow you to split the topic into different topics.

Split Selected Posts (from this point onward):  This allows you to split the post from the point in which you select.

Resync Post: This allows you to refresh the post.

After you select what action you wish to complete you will then click submit and the action you selected will take effect.

Thank you again for reading if you need any help please feel free to comment below!

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