Is this a 3.0 forum? Either way, it's always best to upgrade to the latest version (3.2 supports PHP 7). Follow the steps below.
config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original
config.phpfile. If you have
mysqlas the database type then that has been removed from PHP7 and you need to change it to
Did you update the database as mentioned in step 11? I should note that the back-up is just in case something goes wrong. You shouldn't be deleting any database information. Let us know where you got stuck at and we can help you through.UXgizmo wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:25 amOne question around the sql backup file a generated from the old forum. Once I've installed the new 3.2 what's the next step to importing the back up sql file without errors to the newly created database? Once I run the new installation then try to import the old sql backup I get ton of errors? Thoughts suggestion what step did I miss?
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I think we might have a miscommunication here. If you are already on your new host with a (somewhat) working phpBB installation, you shouldn't need to upload your database backup unless something goes wrong. If you follow the steps outlined, you shouldn't run into any problems.
Yes, phpBB 3.2 runs fine on PHP 7 installations.UXgizmo wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:23 amAs a quick fix I went with the recommendations from David63 just to get it working which it is but now I have a few warning errors so assume I'll need to get a proper installation per your list of steps so that I'm running the latest and greatest? Do you think that would fix the warning messages?
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