And since it's not active it's really just for reading and I didn't bother updating it further. My webhost this past weekend finally upgraded from php 5.x to php 7. Now the forum is unavailable via a browser because the database cannot be connected to. Obviously I have to update it now but I have to do it blind so to speak. I went through the documentation and instructions and I just wanted to run it by here to get any suggestions and there are a couple steps I'm not sure about or if it matters that I can't disable something from the browser.
Yes done.To upgrade, perform the following steps:
1. Ensure that your server meets the requirements for running phpBB 3.2: Section 1,
Yes done.2. Make a backup of the original files
Yes done.3. Make a backup of the database
I cannot but I could remove them from the file directory?4. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
I cannot but I could remove them from the file directory?5. Deactivate any extensions which are not compatible with phpBB 3.2. Check with the
extension author to find out if an extension is compatible or not.
I think it was the only one.6. Set British English as the only language pack
Done7. Download the phpBB 3.2 Full Package archive
Done8. Extract the contents of the archive to your computer and open the phpBB3 directory
Done9. Delete the following files from the package:
To Be Done10.On your website, delete all files from your board EXCEPT for:
To Be Done11.Upload the contents of the phpBB3 directory from your computer to your forum's
directory. You may be prompted to overwrite the remaining files. If prompted to
merge or overwrite directories, choose to merge them.
It seems I have to do it this way.12.Update the database:
For large boards, you may wish to update via the command line instead
of using a web browser. From your board's root, execute the following
command: php ./bin/phpbbcli.php db:migrate --safemode
And that should do it?13.Delete the install/ directory
Thanks for any help, suggestions, answers!