solved Unable to Connect - database problem

August 14, 2018, 02:20:44 PM by mcb
I hope i can get your help.  I think i messed up the link to the current DB.  I was working on a setting up a test site, in preparation for a migration.  I didn't realize i was on my current forum site's page.  And i entered in the wrong information for the DB in the admin settings panel. 

How do i point it back to it's database?  I know that my new test database user would not be the same, so i'm confused as to why it would have made any changes in the first place.  But i obviously did a number on it, for access the site, just comes up with "Connection Problems".

Thanks for your help. 
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xx 1.1.21 to 2.0.15 "one auto column" error

August 14, 2018, 07:11:01 AM by gccb
Hi, my small forum has some upgrade issue..

1. only the stock theme is installed.
2. Version info looks good
3. Only packages are updates
4. Version check is OK
5. But I keep getting stuck at this "Changing column names" error while upgrading.

Please help.  :-[
Thank you.
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xx No site after using the repair tool on new website.

August 13, 2018, 04:04:07 PM by mbchartman
I want to make a copy of the forum, so I make a copy of files and database to the new domain (original

After running the repair tool the database is linked and the site views the home-page. All buttons and also the login are still go to

What can I do to fix the issue?

I used a different server with old versions of php and mysql. When the 1.x is working I planned a upgrade to 2.x
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xx Google Analytics on 1.1.21

August 08, 2018, 01:56:47 PM by AstroDynamite
Hey everyone,

I've spent the majority of my morning trying to get Google Analytics implemented on the forum I'm managing.  I've downloaded the Global Headers Mod, and pasted the GA tracking code there, and Google Tag Assistant can see the code on the page, but there's no information being passed back to GA.  When I check the script, a few / have been added to the script, and continue to add themselves whenever I remove them and re-save.

While googling about for some better insights, I've found a mod that would give me a GA field, but it isn't compatible with my version.  I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of a mod that I can't seem to find or give me some better direction on how I can implement the GA tracking code.

Just to make sure it's covered- I'm pushing for an upgrade with the owner of the company, but I'm not sure how likely that is to happen in the near future.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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clip Question about post length

August 05, 2018, 12:37:01 PM by moe123
whenever  i create a new topic the post itself gets reduced for example:i post a 1000 char long post

and what appears only is a few parts of it

i checked the maximum post length settings and everything , can't find the source of the problem
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clip 1.1.23 to 2.0.15 Upgrade Issue - Part II

August 02, 2018, 06:17:04 PM by melanieh75
Now am getting this during upgrade
see attachment

"You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ' width = 800, height = 559 WHERE ID_ATTACH = 318 LIMIT' at line 3"
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solved 1.1.23 to 2.0.15 Upgrade Issue

August 02, 2018, 05:07:25 PM by melanieh75
I backed up all files and db's
uploaded the smf 2.0.15 package to forum root
Pointed browser to

and get this error:

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

In searching this board, it seems might be related to something with my host, but not sure what. I see in cpanel it's set to use PHP 5.6
Not sure where to start looking

Thank you in advance,

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