phpBB3 Beta 5 Discussion!

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oldlock
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Re: phpBB3 Beta 5 Discussion!

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Convertor etc worked perfectly for me.

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hello, i made a conversion from 2.x and can see some strange things, not really sure if they are bugs since the last beta I tested was b4, no CVS at all

- conversion ok
- html in forum description isnt working, it shows it as plain text
- i cant add new styles since STYLES disappears from the apc, now is like


* General
* Forums
* Posting
* Users and Groups
* Permissions
* Maintenance
* System

Styles used to be next to permissions, maybe devs re-organize this
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as seen in this image, there is no Module management either :O
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I am impressed. I just upgraded to B5 from B4. That automatic upgrade script is smooth. I hope this is the way all upgrades do from how on. I am hesitant to add mods if it means upgrades are that smooth.

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Not only is styles missing, a whole bunch of ACP options are. It looks like something got really messed up =[

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ecwpa wrote: hello, i made a conversion from 2.x and can see some strange things, not really sure if they are bugs since the last beta I tested was b4, no CVS at all

- conversion ok
- html in forum description isnt working, it shows it as plain text
- i cant add new styles since STYLES disappears from the apc, now is like


* General
* Forums
* Posting
* Users and Groups
* Permissions
* Maintenance
* System



Styles used to be next to permissions, maybe devs re-organize this
screenshot_63.jpg
as seen in this image, there is no Module management either :O


Was your account on phpBB2 the main admin account? This might be a case of your user being and admin without founder status. This would mean your in the admin group and only have access to the parts of the ACP which the admin group is allowed by default permissions, which if I remember correctly is not the everything. If you can access the admin groups permissions and make sure the the permissions are set to the full admin option so the admin group has access to the whole ACP and then test.

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main admin? you mean the first admin since the first installation?

in that case, im not the main admin, there was once a guy who was the "founder" then he left the community, now i am the main admin, for this forum

he's not the admin anymore but when i did the conversions the log shows something like:
{THAT_GUYS_NICK} 127.0.0.1 01-28-2007 04:39 PM Converted from phpBB 2.0.x to phpBB 3.0.B5

Administrators 8 Settings Members Delete


Can alter admin permission class
Can alter user permission class
Can use others permissions

the permisions for Administrators shows they cant do any of the things listed

all the originals admins are in this group, i can edit all fields on my admins profile exepting the founder thing (im not, it says), then the next think i did was trying to edit every admin, since the first user isnt admin anymore, the next user registered and actually administrator by user ID seems to be the founder because i cant edit his profile

that could be a problem, some boards have more than 1 admin, sometimes one of them left the community for a while, in a case like this you will gonna need to edit the user password through the database directly, right?



another thing, before the conversion i had certain amount of post, more than 10k, after it seems it calculate the actually existing post from me, so now my postcount is like... 300
Statistics

Total posts 20023 | Total topics 1284 | Total members 1498 | Our newest member xxxxx


I checked the memberlist by postcound and there are users at the top with 5k post, actually almost all of the top10 users have more than 7k post, some pics:
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and well, sorry for my bad english guys, i try to type less for not confusing anyone :P
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ecwpa wrote: - html in forum description isnt working, it shows it as plain text


This is by design. Search for the bug report that I submitted on a related issue.

EDIT: On second thoughts, I'll be kind and post the link.
http://www.phpbb.com/bugs/viewreport.php?b=7378
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The styles tab (amongst others) not appearing is directly related to permissions, and the main administrators role vs the roles of forum administrators...

What you will find, in my opinion, is that with phpBB3 the permissions structure is so much more robust, that your website is no longer just a forum, but that the forum is a function of your website, if that makes sense...

The user management and permissions is the emphasis of phpBB3, with satisfying the need for a forum being of course the end result... During the conversion process, members of your old administration group are made into administrators with restricted privileges... This is by design to limit the liability of the upgrade script to allow 10 users the ability to modify every possible setting on your websites community...

The best way to repair this, is to login as the main administrator or "founder" of your community, and adjust your groups permissions from that account... The "founder" is typically the user with an id of 2; the user the original community was made with...

From there, you can reassign your group or user permissions and roles from that point going forward...

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Post by Highway of Life »

You can also go to your database and set your user_type to 3 to give yourself Founder status if you don't have login information for the actual founder.
You can either go in and change it manually, or run this query: (assuming your table prefix is the default "phpbb_")

Code: Select all

UPDATE phpbb_users SET user_type = 3, user_permissions = '' WHERE user_id = x
Where x = your user_id.
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thanks Highway of Life,

now i'm founder, can edit other founders and admins but still cant see the styles tab 8O
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