Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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Hi guys,

Just set up a forums site 2-3 days ago and want to upgrade to the 2.0.22.
How do i go about it?
Also i want to change the subilver style to a new one.
How do i do that?

Please note that i have set the forums via a webhost. Dunno if it matters...
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

Post by karlsemple »

Do you have any mods installed?

If not then you can do this to update
  • download the 2.0.22 full package
  • extract it and delete from inside it the config.php (this is because you do not want to overwrite the config.php)
  • then upload overwriting all other files
  • then run the /install/update_to_latest.php
  • then delete the install and contrib folders
  • this would mean you database is updated but no data lost, and you would have fresh files which are up to date
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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thanks !

I have downloaded, extracted and deleted the config.php file.

How do i upload it though?
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

Post by karlsemple »

Zolos wrote: thanks !

I have downloaded, extracted and deleted the config.php file.

How do i upload it though?



you will need to use ftp, assuming your host provides ftp access, I am guessing that the host will provide documentation on setting up ftp on their hosting if they do :)
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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Zolos wrote: Also i want to change the subilver style to a new one.

You'll need ftp for that too so you could upload files. First update phpBB, then install style. Read this tutorial.
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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i tried updating the phpbb but now i get a blank screen and cannot access the forums page. is there anything i can do?
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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If I were you, I'd upgrade to Beta5. It's a bit unstable, but it will get you an idea of what PHPBB3 will be like.
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

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the thing is i am not aware of what the proper procedure is for upgrading. i think that's why it failed.

What is the simplest way to do it?
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

Post by Kevin Clark »

Tydus wrote: If I were you, I'd upgrade to Beta5. It's a bit unstable, but it will get you an idea of what PHPBB3 will be like.

Seeing as phpBB3 shouldn't be used live, he's much much better off just getting a proper installation of phpBB2 going.
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Re: Upgrading phpbb 2.0.16 to 2.0.22 and changing templates/styl

Post by kyle robinson »

hey im new.... I have just done your update listed above... it seems to have worked. all my stff looks the same BUT i cannot log in (im the admin)... I get this message



Error in obtaining userdata

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1054 Unknown column 'user_login_tries' in 'field list'

SELECT user_id, username, user_password, user_active, user_level, user_login_tries, user_last_login_try FROM phpbb_users WHERE username = 'Kyle Robinson'

Line : 65
File : login.php
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