I’ve recently installed a PHPBB forum, but until today I haven’t really tested the newly installed forum on how it behaves.
Today I’ve played around with it a bit at a first glance the admin interface or (Admin Control Panel) looked quite confusing.
However after I’ve taken the time to played with it things started getting clearer and clearer.
First thing I did is to add a new forum. From the link Administration Control Panel which by the way strangely is placed at the bottom of the forum entry page after logging in with the admin user. Therein I have to select the Forums menu and use the Create new forum button located in the down left corner on the page.
Of course it’s necessary to fill in the required forum before you proceed to the Create new forum button.
Anyways after I did created the new forum I tried I posted a new topic just as a test where I tried to attach a microsoft presentation .ppt as well as an open office presentation .odp file.
However the new topics refused to get posted on the forum and a message appeared saying:
The extension ppt is not allowed.
That message did showed up when I tried uploading the .ppt file, whenever I tried with the .odp file a similar message poped up in the browser:
The extension odp is not allowed.
It took me a while until I can find the solution and in order to allow back the .odp and .ppt files I had to use the PHPBB Admin Control Panel
Then follow the links:
ACP -> Posting -> Manage extensions groups
When the whole list of EXTENSION GROUPS,SPECIAL CATEGORIES and OPTIONS gets listed I had to press the wheel (Edit Menu) in EXTENSION GROUP for Documents and from there to tick the Allowed and Allowed in private messaging menu.
Last I pressed the Submit button on the bottom of the page and hooray the upload extensions started working!