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Forum upgraded to phpBB3

Postby Pete » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:09 pm

After years and years, I've finally upgraded the forum on Pete's QB Site to the current version of PHPBB3. People have been complaining about various login issues and glitches for years...hopefully this will solve the problem. I'm also hoping this will be more secure and prevent any and all spambots from infiltrating the forum.

A few things:

*The URL of the forum is now: http://petesqbsite.com/phpBB3

*The old ARCHIVED / READ ONLY forum is still up at: http://petesqbsite.com/forum
This is so that any old web links pointing to the forum will still work...but nobody should be able to post anything new there. Ultimately, I might write some .htaccess redirect rules to just automatically send old links to the current forum.

*All of the old posts and user accounts have been transitioned over, and everything should be here. If something is missing or seems messed up, please post in the comments below.

*The default theme is based on the old "SubSilver" theme that we were using for years on the forums. I don't think it's the best looking theme out there, but it does the job and should match with any styling / posts people put up in the past.

The good news is if you don't like this theme, PHPBB3 supports personal themes. You can log in and set your own theme that only you will see (when logged in). There are currently three very basic themes installed, but I'm happy to install more.

If there's a theme you'd like me to install, please post in the comments below. There are dozens of free themes available at: http://www.phpbb3styles.net (among other sites) and I'm happy to install a few more.


Let me know what you think!

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB3

Postby GarryRicketson » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:18 pm

Well thank you, I like how it looks, with this theme, but that may be interesting to try some of the others, for changes,NEAT on the text colors but I don't like that colorMaybe this one is better,blue is my favorite. Ok well back to just regular black and white, :D
I do have links to this site on several websites, forums, so I will work on changeing to the new one, I just now saw a notice Clippy posted,.. Nice to see the upgrade, thanks for taking the time to do this, I do like the old Subsilver theme, that is what I use , but it is nice that for those that want something different they can.
thanks from garry
Edited: I just posted some code I need help with, I am really impressed with the upgrade, much nicer now :D

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB3

Postby Pete » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm looking into making .htaccess rewrite rules which will parse incoming links for the old forum and automatically redirect to the proper URL on the new forum. I'll play around with it and see what I can figure out. That way, you won't need to update any of the old links.

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB3

Postby GarryRicketson » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Pete wrote:I'm looking into making .htaccess rewrite rules which will parse incoming links for the old forum and automatically redirect to the proper URL on the new forum. I'll play around with it and see what I can figure out. That way, you won't need to update any of the old links.

It appears you did it, I just tried a old link, from one forum, and it linked to
http://www.petesqbsite.com
just fine , then from the main site, I selected forum, How ever I don't know if it would be the same if the link had been dircetly to the forum,.. Every where I posted links to here, the links are actually, just to the main web site. So any way that means I don't need to change any links,..
Edited: Ok well I just tried it with the old link,
http://petesqbsite.com/forum
to the forum, and get the archived forum, but also it is easy to notice up in the upper right corner, you have a link to the upgraded forum, I don't think anyone would have much trouble figuring that out.


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