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Tim1969
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Update help

Post by Tim1969 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:39 am

I'm running 3.0.12 and obviously need to update. I have several mods and some html code changed in my header & footer files.

2 questions.

Firstly, Can i just do a straight upgrade to 3.1 or do I have to step up 1 by 1 via 3.13, 3.14 etc?

Secondly will the mods still work in 3.1?

Thanks

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Re: Update help

Post by david63 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:47 am

Tim1969 wrote:Can i just do a straight upgrade to 3.1
Yes
Tim1969 wrote:will the mods still work in 3.1
Probably not. phpBB 3.1 uses extensions and it is possible that there is an equivalent extension for your MODs
Tim1969 wrote:and some html code changed in my header & footer files
Again these may work but there were some 12k code changes to the style between 3.0 and 3.1
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Re: Update help

Post by Tim1969 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:30 pm

OK, many thanks for that. I'm thinking of having a total redesign of the forum and incorporating some wordpress functionality on a new url.

Am I correct in assuming that it would be easier to set up and design a new forum using 3.1 and when I'm happy just follow the instructions for migrating the databases to the new url?

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Re: Update help

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:48 pm

almost. the best way to handle it would be to go ahead and upgrade from your old board to 3.1

then you can start redesigning your site.

if you create a new 3.1 board, then make changes to it and then do the upgrade you will lose all those changes.

start with the upgraded board and you will be fine.

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