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Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:38:10 AM »
Hello

I am running SMF 2.0.5 from a while but I was wondering if I could:

1) make it responsive so that mobile users have an improved experience

2) update to 2.1 or whatever is the newest version now

In both cases, what should I backup and how do I do that before I get started? (FTP or File Manager?)

Thank you

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 10:29:03 AM »
you should always do backups.

you can install themes that will make your forum responsive.

we dont recommend using 2.1 in production due to bugs that may be found.

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 10:39:32 AM »
You should be on 2.0.17 for better security and some features.

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 06:16:47 AM »
you should always do backups.

you can install themes that will make your forum responsive.

we dont recommend using 2.1 in production due to bugs that may be found.

I have a weekly automated backup done by the hosting service I use, I was just wondering if I need to do a manual backup of the db or anything else before I try this.

You mention a theme but before opening this thread I searched a bit the forum and found an older thread where someone advised to use this:

https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=4040

Is not that good enough?

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You should be on 2.0.17 for better security and some features.

Thanks, I'll try that.

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 06:31:30 AM »
A weekly backup will not save what you did recently specially if it was 6 days ago. You should backup everything just before you upgrade.

I believe that mod helps some issues but definitely does not solve many issues with the way SMF looks on mobiles.

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 10:17:51 AM »
A weekly backup will not save what you did recently specially if it was 6 days ago. You should backup everything just before you upgrade.

I believe that mod helps some issues but definitely does not solve many issues with the way SMF looks on mobiles.

OK, is there any good free theme for mobiles?

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 10:23:04 AM »
I tend to create my own so they are fully functional.

If you are looking for free you can search here: Themes

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Re: Responsive Theme/Mod and updates
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 04:04:25 PM »
OK, is there any good free theme for mobiles?

Thank you

If you just want the basic 2.0.x look, you can try this and see how you like it:
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=569433.msg4038031#msg4038031