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 Post subject: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:15 pm 
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I've been reading the install docs for phpBB3 and it seems pretty straight forward to install and then convert over the old board to the new one and do a bit of .htaccess writing to redirect any links to threads in the old forum to the new one etc.

So I might actually try it tonight. Apart from a different layout etc. you shouldn't notice anything too different, but you most likely will need to log in again. Hope you all remember your passwords.... otherwise there's the password forgotten link.

I will be backing up the database and all files so if anything goes wrong, it's no problem to go back to this old version.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:50 pm 
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*puts on copper armour and walks out into thunderstorm*

This is going to go well... :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Well I was quite worried about the server transfer and that went surprising smoothly so let's hope this isn't the opposite ;-)

What's the worst that can happen? Mort's S&M photos being displayed publicly? :-D


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:20 am 
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Well, there was a problem with a memory limit, which was solved and it seems everything converted over okay. Nice to see the avatars still here!

It'll take a while to get used to things and the latest messages bit in the front page of the site probably don't work any more and the review ZzapBack comments mightn't work but I'll get onto them bit by bit.

I'll have a look at what style templates are around as well since I'm not a big fan of this one.

If anybody notices anything weird / broken, please let me know.

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 Post subject: Pruning Users
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:21 am 
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I have a lot more info and control over users with this new version. Bit depressing when I see how many users haven't logged in, in a long time.

I can prune users by various criteria so I think I'm going to go ahead soon and delete all users who have posted 0 times and never visited the site since they registered (this would be spam sign ups for the most part or people who signed up and then forgot about it).

Maybe after that I'll delete users who never posted and haven't logged in for the past 5 years or so. It'll be interesting to see how many users are left after that :)

Although I'm not 100% confident of the stats since it says one particular user hasn't had any activity since 2008, yet their latest post was a couple of weeks ago...

Anyway, enough of messing with the new board, I'd better be off to bed.

I'll put back in the Zzap Rrap logo above for my next step.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Couldn't get used to the new style at all, so I have installed a new one that looks quite like the old one :)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Yuk!

/me hates phpbb3...

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:14 pm 
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andy vaisey wrote:
Yuk!
/me hates phpbb3...
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Emm, what's this "warn user" button do that I see beside your name? ;-)

It had to be done, the years old version must have been fairly insecure at this stage and I also wanted to be able to do more to stop the spambots.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Yeah, I understand! ;)

It's a solid upgrade, with lots of new features and security additions/improvements; I just hate/hated having to 'relearn' where it was 'storing' everything. I could mod phpbb2 with my eyes shut, but phpbb3 took more work... grumble...


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:19 pm 
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andy vaisey wrote:
Yeah, I understand! ;)

It's a solid upgrade, with lots of new features and security additions/improvements; I just hate/hated having to 'relearn' where it was 'storing' everything. I could mod phpbb2 with my eyes shut, but phpbb3 took more work... grumble...


I had to do a lot of automated message creation etc. with it for a project in work a year or two ago so I know my way around it better now. Good to see proper validation on the pages as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to phpBB3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Small update to the latest version today. Everything was reporting as present and correct and my mods (with the Zzap logo) are still here so that's good. :)


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