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SMF Support => SMF 1.1.x Support => Topic started by: guiri on September 30, 2017, 10:00:45 PM

Title: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on September 30, 2017, 10:00:45 PM
Guys, I haven't done anything with my forum for years but I might revive it so I logged back in and I get this
message in red on top..The default theme's directory is wrong, please correct it by clicking this text.

I have version 1.1.7

When I click it, I get to a page with these options:

This theme's name:    
This theme's URL:    
This theme's images URL:    
This theme's directory:

Which one do I need to worry about and why?

THe bottom one gives me this path
/home/content/g/u/i/guiri/html/forum/Themes/default

This confuses me 'cause for one thing, I'm a bumbass and second, I don't see this path anywhere.

Thanks and please, keep it simple.

By the way, the forum LOOKS fine so if I don't need to do anything, I just won't.
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Kindred on September 30, 2017, 11:39:01 PM
Well, you will have to fix the directories...   additionally, you really have to update, since you are 14 versions behind in security releases AND still using a version branch that Is at the end of its life and only receiving the barest support (which will stop completely when 2.1 is released)
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on October 01, 2017, 12:09:37 AM
Well damn. I assume there are instructions somewhere on how to upgrade and which version to use?

Thanks
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Sir Osis of Liver on October 01, 2017, 12:13:56 AM
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading

You will have to upgrade to 1.1.21, then to 2.0.14.  If you try to upgrade directly to 2.0.14 you'll have a bad day. :P

Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on October 01, 2017, 12:46:39 AM
Thanks guys, I'll be back, I'm sure   :)
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Steve on October 01, 2017, 08:59:17 AM
Since you haven't used the forum in years, why not start over with a clean installation of 2.0.x?
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on October 01, 2017, 01:06:02 PM
I guess I could. Will I lose the old threads or can I still save them?
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Steve on October 01, 2017, 04:05:02 PM
You would lose them. You'd have to patch up and then upgrade I believe ...
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Sir Osis of Liver on October 01, 2017, 04:29:37 PM
If the old forum still works, just upgrade 1.1.7 -> 1.1.21 -> 2.0.14.  If the old database is not damaged, it will upgrade to 2.0.14 and you will retain all of your content (settings, members, posts, etc.).
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on October 01, 2017, 05:10:00 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: guiri on September 11, 2018, 12:24:00 AM
Alright guys, I'd like to give it a shot to upgrade from my old forum which seems like it's still working.

Cold I get more detailed instructions on how to do it? I'm dense as hell so talk to me as if I were five years old if possible.

Thanks
Title: Re: The default theme's directory is wrong????
Post by: Sir Osis of Liver on September 11, 2018, 01:14:44 AM

 https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading