I am creating a new forum used phpBB3. New users can post, but I have to manually approve them. How can I disable this so users can post without me having to approve the content manually?


Thank for William D. Edwards's suggest. This is my specific solution:

Step 1: Log in to phpBB admin panel

Step 2: Navigate to Permissions enter image description here

Step 3: Adjust posting permissions settings
From the user group list select “Registered users” or "Newly registered users". This way we will be editing permissions for all registered users. To open permissions management page, click on “Submit” button.
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Step 4: Adjust Advanced Permissions
Choose "Can post without approval" enter image description here

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I had this problem too. This is a permission issue which is enabled by default in phpBB. As I am using XenForo these days, I'm not sure what exact solution I used but here are helpful articles:

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  • @dovy Great. I hope you'll fix this problem, I know it's very frustrating! – William Edwards Sep 21 '14 at 13:25
  • @dovy If you have the answer to this question, please edit my answer with the real solution so it becomes a better one which will more likely help future visitors. – William Edwards Sep 23 '14 at 19:37
  • @dovy This is a reminder for my latest comment ^ – William Edwards Sep 28 '14 at 17:28
  • ok, I have been post the answer. I also want using XenForo like you. – Do Nhu Vy Sep 29 '14 at 7:54
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    @dovy Great! :) That'd be a good step. If you need help with it, don't hesitate to contact me. – William Edwards Sep 29 '14 at 14:23

On the most recent version of PHPBB at the time of this posting, 3.1.8. It is slightly different than the correct post above.

Open the administration panel, click on the permissions tab, then group forum permissions. See "look up usergroup", select registered users click submit, Select the forum or alternatively select the all forums checkbox, at the right select advanced permissions, on the posts tab is "Can post without approval" set to yes.

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  • Not found the "Adjust posting permissions settings" in phpbb3 – e-info128 Dec 5 '17 at 20:03

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