mamba wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:15 am
DavidIQ wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:03 am
Yep, but here we are with you complaining you're unable to update due to making likely totally avoidable edits to core files.
Also we've been saying to avoid editing them as much as possible for a few years now.
Why have I never seen any official announcement that advises specifically not to make changes to core files? If there is one, it was not made clear to sporadic visitors to this site, like me.
It was made pretty clear on the launch page during the 3.1 days: https://web.archive.org/web/20141125030 ... ut/launch/
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Manually editing code is a thing of the past. Quickly installed in the ACP, extensions are to phpBB 3.1 what MODs were to phpBB 2.0 & 3.0. Our huge customisation community is hard at work building new extensions to help you get the most out of your forum.
Seems pretty clear to me?
That has been around for approx. 2 years, before it was changed to highlight the new features for 3.2
Regarding "totally avoidable edits", that's nonsense. All of my edits are key to the functioning of my site, such as:
- automated slider in header that tells visitors key information
- Tailored registration process with key statements and graphics
A slider seems like a thing from your style. Styles are generally either completely on their own or inherit from a parent (most likely prosilver). That's been the way since 2008: https://blog.phpbb.com/2008/07/31/templ ... ot-easier/
And it's the recommended way to do it on a dedicated manual page: https://www.phpbb.com/styles/create/
Now I don't know what "key statements and graphics" exactly means on the registration page, but any graphics can easily be added in your style. Any simple texts can also be added there if you have only 1 language available on your board (like mosts boards have).
So yes, most edits to core files could be avoided IMO. And from what you've told us about your edits, they probably could have been avoided since 2008.