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UNABLE TO MAKE POSTS SINCE UPGRADING PHP

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Good morning or afternoon,

Where ever any of you may be... I /we are based in Sydney, Australia. We are just a very small group of very rare blood cancer patients who are trying to improve 'Awareness' & the "Quality of Life" for all rare blood cancer patients here in Australia etc...

I am not really a web person, yet I am the Admin for our Word Press based website - www.mpn-mate.com

My nephew used to assist my efforts with the Forum (MATES), but he is largely unavailable now living in Taiwan etc.

If anyone could assist m /us we would be most grateful of course...

Here is a Screen Shot of what my Page looks like whenever I try to comment or Make a New Topic Post:
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 8.00.31 am.png
Thank you for any assistance in advance...

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Upgrade of php or phpBB?
Based on the info that I see (prosilver):

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style_version = 3.2.5
phpbb_version = 3.2.5
Is that correct?
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Yes, I believe that is correct, ProSilver and it was only an upgrade of PHP to our Word Press when being informed to Upgrade to the latest Wordpress version also etc...
Sorry but my nephew helped be build all of this. I am competent enough to add to our Wordpress changes & amendments to 'Content', but really know very little about Website scripting etc...
I am also almost 65yo with very bad fatigue caused by my blood cancer condition. But happy to be directed of course...
Thank you for your reply...
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Based on the picture above.. issue seems to be related to style, but without seeing it in action is hard to say.
Does that issue happen with prosilver as well?

To be honest.. version 3.2.5 is outdated (very) and should be updated.
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Not sure I understand your meaning...

The FORUM Style I thought was ProSilver... But I could be mistaken. I can try to enter the back end to learn more if you think that might help?

This is how our MATES FORUM normally appears...
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 9.19.39 am.png
However, when I 'Click on' New Topic:

The 'Content Box' does not appear to create the New Topic Post, just the Title Bar etc...
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 9.24.18 am.png
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Just trying to look in the back end...
I think the FORUM Style might be:
we_universal & not Pro Silver?
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Looking at your board style, while it may be prosilver based, it is certainly not prosilver.

In the ACP > Customize > Styles section, is prosilver still installed?

I would try to switch back to it if possible. Since this does seem to be a style issue.
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In your previous response you wrote:

"To be honest.. version 3.2.5 is outdated (very) and should be updated."

How do I Update to the latest version?

Thank you

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Socrates1 wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:54 pmHow do I Update to the latest version?
GanstaZ is right that you should consider updating soon, but that's not what is causing your issue.

Though instructions for the full update can be found here: https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... date_full/

Download is here: https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/3.3/install

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As for your current issue, I would try switching back to the original prosilver style to see if that fixes the text box issue.

In your Administration Control Panel > Customize > Styles In that section, is a style named "prosilver" still installed?
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Not sure I'm looking in the right place...

Using File Manager:

Under - public_html/ styles

I can see both Pro Silver & we_universal folders

Is that what you mean?
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Post by [Dimetrodon] »

Not the right place, but it does show you have both styles installed. :)

If you can get into your phpBB Administration Control Panel (on your board that is to the right of your MCP). The ACP button as it was displayed in this image you uploaded

In ACP, there should be a tab titled "Customize", click it. Then you will see an option to the right of the screen called "styles." Click it and you should see a screen that lists all your styles. Find Prosilver. If it says it is inactive, activate it, then click preview.

You should then see the index displayed with the default prosilver. Then see if you have a textbox when you try to post.
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Oh there! Yes, that I can do of course...

Here's the Screen image:

It appears that "we_universal" is even older in version 3.23 But Active because the Text is Bolded.

ProSilver not Bolded v. 3.25
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 11.10.05 am.png
Should I first "Deactivate" - "we_universal" obviously doing so will also change how the Board & Colours appear too, is that correct?
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Socrates1 wrote: Sat Nov 25, 2023 12:13 amShould I first "Deactivate" - "we_universal" obviously doing so will also change how the Board & Colours appear too, is that correct?
Yes, deactivating "we_universal" would make the board look more like this one. As it would set everyone to prosilver. An example of vanilla prosilver running on a phpBB board: https://forums.virtualbox.org/index.php (It would make your phpBB board look like that. )

So yes, I do recommend deactivating it. The style version for "we_universal" probably doesn't match your phpBB version, which is a problem in and of itself.
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Hey again... Ok after finally managing to "deactivate" - "we_universal" & Activating - "ProSilver" as the Default Style...

First the screen changed back to ProSilver Style:
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 11.33.56 am.png
Following that I clicked onto "MATES FORUM" and the Screen returns to "we_universal" Style, and then Clicking Onto - New Topic results with the same issue:
Screen Shot 2023-11-25 at 11.34.30 am.png
I did notice that I could have Opted to completely 'Uninstall" we_universal. However, I simply chose to Deactivate & make ProSilver the Default Style etc...
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Post by [Dimetrodon] »

I'm looking at your board now, it seems like some of the style files have been modified.

Also, your MATE's forum still uses the "we_universal" style. Setting a style on a per forum basis is rarely used, but it was set there.

That was set in Administration Control Panel > Forums > Clicking the green gear icon on the forum "MATEs FORUM" then setting a style there. Preferably set it back to "Default Style".

Your main problem is that your styles files have been modified. Or the phpBB core has, which is causing things to break.
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