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Your Guide to Using the Metropolis Style for phpBB.


Metropolis, the December 2012 phpBB club release, is an elegantly designed theme which combines simple color schemes and shades to complement an array of different content setups. It is an excellent style layer above the responsive core.

The style's content functionality is powered by RokBB 5 -- which has enhanced support for new community driven RokBridge, a bi-directional bridge for Joomla and phpBB. A standard assortment of features are also included.


  • Responsive Layout
  • 10 Styled and 25 Structural Content Suffixes
  • Community driven RokBridge support
  • Demo settings applied automatically
  • 10 Preset Styles
  • Display modules in Tabs
  • Tabs Responsive Layout
  • RokBB 5 Framework
  • Extensive configuration options
  • phpBB 3.0.11 Compatible
  • Various Configurable Module Positions
  • LoadTransitions
  • Customizable layout options
  • FF, Opera, Safari 4, IE8+ Compatible

NOTE: RokBB 5+ is required for Metropolis to work correctly. For more details on installing RokBB, please visit the Administrative Module installation guide. Also, this style presently only supports phpBB 3.0 and is not currently available for phpBB 3.1.

9 Styled and 25 Structural Content Suffixes

Similar to the Joomla version of Metropolis, there are 10 stylistic module class suffixes that add a unique style variation to the modules. These include: box1-5 and title1-4

Additionally, there are 25 structural suffixes which affect the layout and metrics of the modules. You can apply variations using RokBB framework. Suffixes can be applied to the forum categories list, forum topics list, forum posts list and various modules.

Extensive CSS styling gives user an ability to completely redesign the forum look, and achieve even the most sophisticated results.

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