This is a dumb question, I know...but will I lose all my hacks if I update? I'm new to phpBB...and kinda lost when it comes to updating.
No question is a dumb question. If you don't ask how will you learn ?
Anyway, yes you will have to reinstall/redo most of your mods if the files that they are in are changed in the upgrade. There should be a list of files that are changed and if your mods are in those files you will have to reinstall your upgrades.
From the last upgrade install instructions wrote:
if you have installed any Mods these files will overwrite the originals possibly destroying them in the process. You will need to re-add Mods to any affected file before uploading
What I normally do is a full fresh install each time and then redo all the mods over again. One of the reasons why I am anxiously waiting for this release. There are a few mods I want to implement and I'd rather wait for 2.0.4 to implement them rather than do it on 2.0.3 and the a week later have to redo them on 2.0.4. I find this easier than doing an upgrade and then insatlling the mods that were overwritten.
It is a good idea to be on the most upto date version (2.0.xx) as theoretically the last .xx version should have the least number of security holes.
PS: Anyone, how to get rid of the wrote
in the quote bb area