SMF 2.0.18 has been released! Please update. Read more.
Started by Rayvon, July 03, 2014, 04:26:33 PM
Quote from: ‽ on July 17, 2014, 01:45:28 PMNo, that's not helpful, Kindred. That's just masochistic stupidity on my part. Gluttony for punishment.
Quote from: Kindred on July 17, 2014, 01:44:49 PMnope... he's the most helpful troll in the world. He even continues to try to help people despite the fact that they refuse to listen to the advice of the experts.
Quote from: rayvon on July 15, 2014, 07:43:04 PMI still haven't been able to resolve this anchor issue, so I've opted to reinstall/rebuild my forum over the existing database instead.I need to do this with as little disruption and as quickly as possible; I think I have my attack plan worked out .. I just hope to have a fresh mind pick it so I can be sure it will give me exactly what I want in the end-game ..Before starting anything, I have done a complete backup via FTP and have also done database backups through my ACP ... Of course ---* I have created a folder on my server called 'smf2' next to my live forum in the 'smf' folder. * In 'smf2' I have copied in the contents of Full Install of the 2.0.8 package** I copied over the individual package files I wanted into the 'smf2\packages' folder; as well as my two custom themes into the 'smf2\themes' folder and smileys into 'smf2\smileys'* I have come here and started typing this post Now from here, what I think I am to do:* Rename 'smf' to anything else and then rename 'smf2' to 'smf' - then run the install.php and input the database settings as I read them out of the old settings.php file** I hope this means my posts/users will remain intact** I have a question at this point, will those packages I copied into the packages folder display and offer me the install option. Or will I need to go through the long route of re-finding them from the Simple Machines Third-party Mod Site on the 'Download Packages' tab in Package Manager? * The smiley's and themes I can figure out, and just completely reinstall/re-create/configure if need-be.
Quote from: Kindred on July 15, 2014, 09:00:46 PMNo.No.No.Just read the FAQ on how to upload a clean set of forum files.