by HowNow » 27 Aug 2017, 21:52
The following tutorial will show how to skip or bypass the registration agreement page in PhpBB 3.1 or 3.2. PhpBB forum software is equipped with the pre-registration agreement page in order for users to understand the terms of use of the software and agree to be legally bound by the terms. This is a good thing.
However, for production reason, you may consider removing this page so that users can go directly to register on your board. Our earlier guide on this dealt with PhpBB version 3.0 only. Since the advent of 3.1/3.2, many changes have occurred.

How to skip or bypass the registration agreement page in PhpBB 3.1 or 3.2
1. Log in to your hosting panel and browse to the root of your PhpBB installation.
2. Look for the file /includes/ucp/ucp_register.php and Edit it as follows:


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$agreed			= $request->variable('agreed', false);

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$agreed			= $request->variable('agreed', true);
Save the file. And that is all.

Each time a new user clicks the Register link, he is taken directly to the registration form.

Below is the sample of the PhpBB registration agreement text. Remember to share.
PhpBB - Registration

By accessing “PhpBB” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “PhpBB”, “”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “PhpBB”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “PhpBB” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

Our forums are powered by phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) which is a bulletin board solution released under the “GNU General Public License v2” (hereinafter “GPL”) and can be downloaded from The phpBB software only facilitates internet based discussions; phpBB Limited is not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about phpBB, please see:

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “PhpBB” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “PhpBB” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “PhpBB” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
I agree to these terms I do not agree to these terms