veesterr wrote:so the steps are:
(1) Upload all the files into the root directory of the forum?
(2) Edit the files and reupload them
If it helps this was the first mod i ever installed. and despite fears it was pretty easy looks worse than it is!
My process was as follows.
First i created a new phpbb3 forum within a new folder on my server, so /testforum if you like. I then applied the theme that i was using generated a couple of forums and a few threads.. this way i was working within an area i could remove if all went bad.
I uploaded all the files as detailed in install.xml
I downloaded notepad++ Donwload here
as i had read others were using this as a better alternative to normal notepad and dreamweaver is advised against.
I then told filezilla to use notepad ++ for edits.
Wend down the lists of eddits locating the file name within the correct location, right click and edit. make edit save close, filezilla then prompts you to re-upload the file. continued through all the edits.
borwosed to myspace/forum/install as per process
purge the cache
set up some galleries uploaded some photos made a few comments.. just to check all was ok
Then did the whole process again on the correct forum.
I'v left the the test forum up so that i can do the same with other mods
I only had one issue with the process and that was that i had to copy the launguage files to both the en folder and us_en folder which the guys here hleped to point out to me.
Oh and with the file uploads i simply changed the location of the files that were to be upped to the prosilver folder and upped them to my chosen style folder instead (remember if eddits are done in prosilver location you need to substitute the location for your chosen theme)
Hoenstly do it in test first! it gets rid of the fear!