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I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by TheButcher2 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm

Hi

I am really pleased with phpbb and the support forum here on this community, I think I ma finally done with my forum and want to say thank you to everyone here who helped me out over the past 3 weeks.


I have one final question, what happens when there is an update to 3.2.2 since I have monkeyed around with the script and prosilver file templates.
I am assuming any update to an updated version or the theme will sort of screw my existing changes.



Thank you


Peace
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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by warmweer » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:59 pm

TheButcher2 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm
I am really pleased with phpbb and the support forum here on this community, I think I ma finally done with my forum and want to say thank you to everyone here who helped me out over the past 3 weeks.
It's nice from you to give a thanks to the team. It doesn't happen often enough?
TheButcher2 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm
I have one final question, what happens when there is an update to 3.2.2 since I have monkeyed around with the script and prosilver file templates.
I am assuming any update to an updated version or the theme will sort of screw my existing changes.
If you have changes in the php-files and templates you could always try to re-apply those manually or use the autoupdate package. However autoupdate is always risky so my option would be manual (at least you'll know exactly what has been changed).
Another thing is that you should try the update on localhost or on a parallel online system before doing it online.

AND!, always make a backup (files and database) before autoupdating or manual patching! (this can't be emphasised enough).
A bug is a feature that hasn't made it to the manual (yet)

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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 pm

I think that all of your changes have been to the style files and not to any of the php files.

as for the changes to prosilv er here is what you can do to solve the updates overwriting your changes:

make a copy of the prosilver folder, save it to your computer.

change the name of the folder to whatever you want; mystyle, promine, etc.
doesn't matter.
now, open that folder and you will see a file named style.cfg
open that file in your text editor.

where it says style name =prosilver. change that to whatever you named the folder.

save, and then upload that renamed folder to your styles directory on the server.

now, go into your admin panel and click on the customise tab.
under install styles you will see your new custom style, install it,

on the board settings page, set it to default and guest and overwrite user to yes.


now, whenever you update, you simply replace all phpbb old files with new ones. that will overwrite the style named prosilver with brand new files.
now you have to find out what the prosilver changes were in the update and make those changes manually to your custom style

done.

robert
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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by thecoalman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:38 am

I keep a list of any files I edit. All edits are commented so I know why it was changed, within templates you can use this for comment:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF 0 -->Your comment<!-- ENDIF -->
You can also use that to remove code without actually removing it.

When a new version comes out download the changed files package which only has files that have changed since last version. Check if any of the files in that package are on your list of files you edited. If any of them are use a tool like Winmerge to compare and merge your edits.

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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by 3Di » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 am

Or comment with Twig template syntax

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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by thecoalman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:59 pm

3Di wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 am
Or comment with Twig template syntax

{# this is a comment #}
I'm not familiar with twig, thanks for that. That will tidy some things up.

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Re: I want to say thank you and one final question

Post by TheButcher2 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:37 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 pm
I think that all of your changes have been to the style files and not to any of the php files.

as for the changes to prosilv er here is what you can do to solve the updates overwriting your changes:

make a copy of the prosilver folder, save it to your computer.

change the name of the folder to whatever you want; mystyle, promine, etc.
doesn't matter.
now, open that folder and you will see a file named style.cfg
open that file in your text editor.

where it says style name =prosilver. change that to whatever you named the folder.

save, and then upload that renamed folder to your styles directory on the server.

now, go into your admin panel and click on the customise tab.
under install styles you will see your new custom style, install it,

on the board settings page, set it to default and guest and overwrite user to yes.


now, whenever you update, you simply replace all phpbb old files with new ones. that will overwrite the style named prosilver with brand new files.
now you have to find out what the prosilver changes were in the update and make those changes manually to your custom style

done.

robert

Thank you Lumpy, I just did that. Much appreciate the help and to everyone who walked me through the changes.

I wish you all the very best.

peace

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