Is there a step by step process listed here anywhere for those of us who aint rocket scientists but still want to learn? I've had my PhPBB board for 6 months or so now, and I try to come to this board to learn things but everyone is talking so high over my head I can't make heads nor tails out of it!
How do you upgrade? How do you put mods on your board? any ideas? Simple stuff that yall take for granted there are folks out here who want to learn. You don't come out of the womb knowing this stuff, yall had to learn too! I just want a chance to learn it myself. Anybody wanna help out a real idiot? or lazy person, as yall say? I'd really appreciate it!
Granted, it is really hard to jump into phpBB at first. MODs, Upgrades, EasyMOD, Themes, Skins, Templates, SQL, phpMyAdmin, tpl, huh
? Well, the best way to figure it out is to read as much as you can. Even if you don't get it... some of it WILL get through. And eventually you'll be able to do some stuff, and more stuff... and voila! 8) But it does take time.
I would say the best place to start reading is the Support Section of phpBB.com
, in particular the Knowledge Base (KB)
. Specifically for upgrading phpBB check out this article from the KB.
And if all else fails, ask in the Support Forum
and they are very awesomely helpful folks.
Ok but back to the OP's question - I think a lot of people inherit forums when the old admins vanish or leave projects too, leaving the new admins unsure of even what KIND of forum they're running, let alone what kinds of upkeep needs to be done. And then if they do seek out phpbb.com it's probably because they found an error or they have a problem they can't fix... upgrading is often an afterthought, unfortunately. Like someone else in the thread said, "if it ain't broke..."