Version of phpBB3: 3.0.4
Was this a fresh install or a(n) update/upgrade/conversion (please be specific)? upgrade
If update, what package(s) did you use? The one provided by the official PHPBB website.
Did you use an automated wizard provided by your host to install phpBB? No sir
MODs you have installed: Just a custom style
When the problem started: When I updated it
Your level of expertise (be honest): Moderate
Hi guys! Since I upgraded my site last week I have had problem after problem.
I followed the instructions exactly as I was told when I was updating my forum, when the update was complete (which I was told was successful) i encountered numerous problems such as:
This error I have had fixed numerous times by my hosting provider, it seems I am unable to change the CHMOD settings of the data_global.php file myself. However anytime I do anything to my forum such as change any setting in the admin control panel this problem returns.Fatal error: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php in /home/aftunes/public_html/v2/includes/acm/acm_file.php on line 112
I have also had numerous problems with the "search" function of my forum - I have followed the advice of many and attempted to repair the database using phpMyAdmin but unfortunately I have had no success.
Myself as an admin and all other users are being logged out it seems ever few mins, or when the navigate to another page. I have seen others are having this problem too.
I have attempted to create a new forum and restore a backup of my current forum to regain the content and user lists etc. However either the backup fails to be restored or I get a General Error about the style. I have uploaded the style which I was using on my current forum and I have had no luck.
I am beginning to think that there is some serious conflicting between the my files before update and the files after the update, either that or something has corrupted.
At the moment I have a semi functioning forum which allows people to post sporadically, and read post. The search function and various others are out of action. I am starting to get some really PO'ed users and I would love to try and get this problem solved as it has been almost a week of messing around and I think I have exhausted all of my expertise (or lack there of haha ). If anyone could help me then please get in touch.
Thanks very much in advance.
PS I have just noticed how much I have said "I have" hahaha, apologies to all!