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Offline Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 04:07:58 AM »
Nice to hear you got it working at least. :)

I haven't played around with themes a lot, but you could take a look at this Responsive Curve for Curve
or search around the theme site for a suitable theme :)

P.S.
Nice stats on the forum ;) Mine gets about 25% of the page views yours is getting. I can understand the stress. :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 04:52:20 AM by Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen »
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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2018, 05:16:07 AM »
since you loaded fresh files did you also remove all the hooks before you started to install mods again? if not you need to do so. https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Manually_setting_a_package_installed_or_uninstalled

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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 06:09:35 PM »
Thank you both; I haven't stripped the hooks yet because the present install is an interim measure; I ran out of steam once I at least restored access. That's tomorrow's job!

What I really need to do is work out how I can overlay the original files and theme to restore it to health without causing that bizarre database error; there is something about the Exodus theme in the modified format I am using that does that and I have no idea why or how. The database is clearly happy and healthy, so it must be some strange hook in the theme that does it.

Any idea where I might start looking?

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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 03:03:54 AM »
That would be this theme right?
http://demo.smftricks.com/index.php?theme=68

In itself I don't think the theme has anything that would obviously explain it - you might want to try getting a fresh copy of the theme
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2836
Install it, and test it to see if it works as is ( just don't change everyone to use it yet ) - If everything is fine and dandy,
then I'd still be inclined to say it was something in the modifications, not the theme itself.

If however it doesn't work nicely, then take a look at your server error log to see if there is anything that might explain it.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 03:26:42 AM by Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen »
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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 05:56:50 AM »
That's the theme, but I customised index.template.php to replace the top half of the screen with our own logo and drop-down. There must be something in those changes that cause the bug; I'll spend time today sniffing it out...

Thanks.

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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 05:21:29 AM »
Just thought I'd let you know - While that theme has a lot of small things that ( in my opinion ) need tweaking before going live on a production site, it does work just fine on 2.0.15.

I have recently installed it on my own production forum ( thanks for the tip ) due to it's great mobile compatibility,
and am now in the process of customizing it to my liking - and have not run in to any notable issues ( apart from the recent posts block on the index not working correctly. ) No errors, no breaking. :)
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Re: Crashed forum - how to revert back to old theme?
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2018, 06:53:46 AM »
Thanks for this update; I've tweaked things quite extensively, as you'll see if you take a look at the now-working "properly" site.