Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:you can keep using 3.0 for as long as you wish. the only problem is that after a certain amount of time, the official support for it will end. just like after several years, the official support for windows xp ended just recently or is about to.
phpbb2 support ended after phpbb3 came out. it took a long time before they officially stopped supporting it.
phpbb3 will not look very different.
if and when you get ready to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 it will be a fairly simple process.
at that time, you can choose from a new selection of styles that will be available. ( there are several already being worked on ).
If you have made custom changes to the style you are using you might have to redo them to the new style.
If you are talking about MODs that you have installed to phpbb then none of them will work on the new version. However, just like the styles, new "extensions" ( same as MODs except that no code changes will be needed ) are being developed as well.
so, it is not going to be as big of a problem as you think.
don't give up just yet.
Detailed responses, thank you. Here is my forum as it looks now:
I did none of it, Patrice in France, did it all. I understand little to nothing about "writing" or "re-writing", one of my sons might know enough to mess it up.
I hope I am overreacting but without help at the point it becomes "unsupported", I will be. . . perhaps I will simply ride 3.0 until she goes down?
A shitty day just got darker.