fasst1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Hitting that URL brought the board straight up. Now the problem is I can get into the moderator area but NOT the admin area. Now I can get to the board by using the URL you provided but that same page I copied into my initial post pops up when I try to get to the admin area.
You're right. I intentionally broke a test board in the same way as yours is broken, and I can't get the ACP login to not fall back to referencing the default style either. I can't tell exactly why its falling back when presenting the admin re-login, but nothing I have tried has worked either for getting past the ACP login.
Unfortunately the "style=1" is only going work for as long as your logged-on session remains valid, and eventually I expect "style=1" stops working even for you too, once you become "an anonymous logged-out user" like the rest of us are on that board.
Sounds like it's time to talk to whomever setup or is paying the bills for hosting that server, to get access to the hosting account credentials & FTP credentials for being able to access the files on that server. Since that's going to be required in order to upgrade the version of phpBB too; regardless of whether you'll initially use the info just to fix getting the current board back online.
(If you get FTP access to the files, copying the /styles/prosilver/ directory over top of the /styles/subsilver2/ directory is how I would regain access. You'll be completely overwriting the subsilver2 style with a different style, but it should make it so there is a complete set of valid style files within the /styles/subsilver2/ directory, even though it will be the "wrong one". Just be sure to copy
the /styles/prosilver/ directory over top of the /styles/subsilver2/ directory, and do not move
the /styles/prosilver/ directory.)