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AbuHossam
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Update without styles & extensions

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Hello.

In the Guide:
Delete the following files from the package:
  • The config.php file
  • The files/ directory
  • The images/ directory
  • The store/ directory
On your website, delete all files from your board EXCEPT for:
  • The config.php file
  • The ext/ directory
  • The files/ directory
  • The images/ directory
  • The store/ directory
BUT! Please.. I have a lot of modifications in the styles and extensions folders. How can I update to the latest version without deleting these modifications?
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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to update personalized styles you will need to follow these instructions: https://area51.phpbb.com/code-changes/3.3.10/?styles
for the extensions you will have to check with the authors in case of problems
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

Post by SpIdErPiGgY »

Update the style manual
viewtopic.php?t=2534601

You don't need to delete the ext folder.
When I update, I only delete the vendor and phpbb folder from the server.

Remove the config.php file from the update package.
then upload - overwrite all other files.
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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AbuHossam wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:18 am
BUT! Please.. I have a lot of modifications in the styles and extensions folders. How can I update to the latest version without deleting these modifications?
There's a bit of a contradiction in the statement "lot of modifications in the extensions folder", the whole point of extensions being not having to modify core phpBB files.

As to modifications in styles ... surely you've kept notes of the edits and can reapply them? If not you'll need to use a file/folder comparison program.
Alternatively apply the 3.3.10 to 3.3.11 changes to your prosilver and use that as a reference for other styles.
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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ssl ⇐ Thanks Boss..

SpIdErPiGgY ⇐ Even htaccess file?

warmweer ⇐ Some extensions are great, but whenever I have useful modifications, I modify them to complete the picture.

UPDATE..

I have uploaded all folders and files except the directory + extensions + styles + config.php + files + images + store.

And it was updated.

Are we okay?

In other words: Should styles & ext also be uploaded:
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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AbuHossam wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:57 am In other words: Should styles & ext also be uploaded:
For styles the update (or full) package should only contain /all and /prosilver and those should be uploaded also (the whole package should be uploaded).

IN your case you should use the Changed Files packages so that you can easily identify the files that you need to remodify (if a 3.3.11 file is exactly the same as the 3.3.10 file then there's no need to upload that. Limit the re-modifying to only those files that have been changed in the update. Files which you haven't modified are original phpBB files and the new versions can be uploaded as is.

This is a case where you should unzip the package on your PC, and then apply the modifications to the necessary files. Then test on a copy of your board and if everything works as intended : then upload to your live server.
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The bottom line is we don’t recommend or support mods and haven’t since 2008 in styles or extensions.
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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Do I need to disable extensions before upgrading? Thanks!
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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No it is not obligatory, however before updating you must ensure that your extensions are all up to date and compatible with the new version of phpBB.
If you are not able to do this work, disable them all before starting the update procedure.
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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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Note only on the fly: .htaccess

phpBB3/images/avatars/upload
_> .htaccess

phpBB3/files
_> .htaccess

are to be granted, maintained / adjusted.

And your own .htaccess, which is in the board root (where config.php is located), must be voted on if changes are/were included in it or enable it (host concept).

Your own choice of update method is of course relevant.

If these statements are not correct, please correct them. Thank you very much.

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Re: Update without styles & extensions

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AbuHossam wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:57 am Are we okay?
That can't be answered because there may be changes to files including the style etc. If you are going to maintain a customized set of files always comment your edits and use a unique text. This makes it easy to find and identify them. For php edits

Code: Select all

// Yourname Mod - Reason for the edit 
For edits to HTML template files you can use this, also note it can be used to comment out HTML instead of deleting it from the template. :

Code: Select all

<!-- IF 0 -->Yourname Mod - Added blah, blah,blah<!-- ENDIF -->
When it comes time to update download the changed files package. The key to making this easy is use Winmerge to compare and merge your files to the new files.
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