Thank you canonknipser
! That was a very swift reply
I had hoped to be able to avoid making these alterations by hand. These old templates were based on subsilver but so heavily modified that hardly anything of the originals was left. Unfortunately, there is no template at all that only remotely resembles the ones we were running - they were literally unique. That means I must build 6 templates completely from scratch using a software I am not yet familiar with. And there I had hoped I could give my users the old look and feel back till Friday *sigh*
Well, it can't be helped.
Is there by any chance a "editing templates for dummies" around? I'm sure many beginners would like to know how to add a banner (and change its size) or how to edit a board's background colour. That'd come handy for us oldtimers as well. I've been using phpBB ever since 2001 and the extreme code changes in these 17 years are slowly but surely going over my head. The file structure and coding has changed so much that lately I really don't get it anymore, which is utterly frustrating (and dangerous if you edit without knowing exactly
what you are doing).
It'd be nice to have a manual for the most common editing situations. Perhaps one of the developers could take pity and write one? It'd also have the advantage of saving you all a gazillion of questions from newbies - saves time and nerves on both sides.
- naah, you misunderstood. One needs a backup of the old template in order to reinstall buttons, banners, background graphics etc. to the new template and to look up the old colour codes and layout and font settings to insert in the new config file.