Now since my forums are a gaming forum. How would i save all the topics and threads if i want to clean install the forums?
This is my only worries. Because We have a raid schedule, and group and character info on the board. So this is my only concern.
All data is stored in the database. By replacing the files in the root directory you don't touch and of the data that you want to keep. As I've said before the important part of this is that the config.php file isn't
replaced and that you create a back up. At no point would we edit any of the data in the database. As I've said before there's still always the option of working file by file. It's your site and your choice! You should only ever do what you feel comfortable doing!!!
gmex2006 I was gonna avoid touching the database so we shouldn't need to get into all of that.....but it never helps to learn how to do it and to know how to back things up!