May 07, 2014

May 07, 2014
In this article, we are going to discuss about How to create basic forum CIBB (CodeIgniter Bulletin Board) with CodeIgniter and Twitter Bootstrap.

For learning more about using twitter bootstrap I made this and completely using a basic bootstrap style, I have created only a very basic forum software. So do not expect to much features from it, but you can download and use it for any kind of purpose.


  1. User roles management
  2. Rich text editor using jWysiwyg
  3. Threaded category
  4. Basic forum (create thread, post reply)


I have not created the web installer yet. So you have to manually export the sql file (cibb.sql) to your mysql administrator, and on the web change the $config['base_url'] in config.php and change databse value in database.php, like in official codeigniter user guide.

Sample Screen

thread index

thread talk
list of roles

To download the source files Click Here


  1. Thanks! It's great. I'll try to install it as a HMVC module.

  2. Thanks its helpful..


  3. for which codeigniter version is this? i am using CI V3.0.6, but i am getting only blank pages (no code in page source)?

  4. what is admin password for forum

  5. Which encryption type is user in password.

  6. Hello there! Wanted to see if the code has been updated for use with php 7.. wouldnt mind trying it out within my website!