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By chrisNovember 28, 2022In forum news

phpBB 3.3.9 Release

Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.3.9 “Bertie’s lunar flyby”. This version is a maintenance release of the 3.3.x branch which improves PHP 8.0 and 8.1 support and clarifies the message when using an unsupported PHP version. Multiple third party libraries like Guzzle and twig were also updated to include their latest bug and security fixes. Please note that the changes in twig might result in issues with loading template files and hence with loading pages of your forum (see viewtopic.php?t=2631681). Check if installed extensions are compatible before updating or disable them prior to the update to 3.3.9.

In addition to this, we have also resolved an issue that was preventing users from updating after having removed the default YouTube profile field. Furthermore, some issues with malformed emails due to special characters in usernames as well as differing behavior related to line endings in newer PHP versions were fixed.

Finally, more hardening was added in the form of ensuring that after a password reset through the “Forgot Password” functionality, all user sessions are also reset. This is now in line with the already existing behavior when changing one’s password.

The full list of changes is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release below and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at

The packages can be downloaded from our downloads page.

The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: Christian Schnegelberger, Patrick Webster, Dark❶, ANDRI H.U

If you have any questions or comments, we’ll be happy to address them in the discussion topic.

– The phpBB Team

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