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Solved Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by iamthestreets on January 11th 2012, 7:18 pm

Can someone please give me a clear explanation of the difference between phpbb2 and 3?

I am currently using phpBB2, if I switch to phpBB3 will I lose all my information?

I created a test forum using phpBB3 and I cannot change the html code for the templates why?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Th1nK on January 11th 2012, 8:56 pm

I use phpBB2 because I can edit my templates. I like this version because is easy editable. In phpbb3 you can't edit your templates. There are many other defferences, but I'm not an expert. If you wanna to be free to edit - phpbb2

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by iamthestreets on January 11th 2012, 9:05 pm

thanks.

There is only one feature that I really like on phpBB3 and that is it shows who created the topic in the title for example...



Is there any way to do this for phpBB2?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Sir Pradyuman on January 12th 2012, 6:19 am

phpbb3 is the latest version with new updates and fixed bugs and the best till now and the problem is you cant edit templates in phpbb3.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Guest on January 12th 2012, 2:20 pm

http://www.forumotion.com/en/create-forum/phpbb2.htm
http://www.forumotion.com/en/create-forum/
See the description, also you can search on google: phpbb wikipedia Smile

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 12th 2012, 11:51 pm

@iamthestreets wrote:thanks.

There is only one feature that I really like on phpBB3 and that is it shows who created the topic in the title for example...



Is there any way to do this for phpBB2?

Hi there,

In BB2 you have the authors colume for that. If you want to make it like BB3 you have to go to AP > Display > Templates > General > Topic_list_box template and find this:

Code:
<th align="center" nowrap="nowrap" width="100"> {topics_list_box.row.L_AUTHOR} </th>

And this:
Code:

      <td class="row3" align="center" valign="middle"><span class="name"><strong>{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</strong></span></td>

And remove it.

Than find this:
Code:

<a class="topictitle" href="{topics_list_box.row.U_VIEW_TOPIC}">{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_TITLE}</a>

And replace it with this:

Code:
                  <a class="topictitle" href="{topics_list_box.row.U_VIEW_TOPIC}">{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_TITLE}</br> by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</a>

Save and publish your template on the green cross.

Example of it working on BB2:



If you switch verions you wont lose your forum data but your theme will change.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by trxtrainerssale on January 13th 2012, 9:06 am

benefit a lot

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by iamthestreets on January 13th 2012, 7:41 pm

Thanks Nera.

How can I change the [by username] color to white only for that page? And can I change the size of the name?


@Nera. wrote:
@iamthestreets wrote:thanks.

There is only one feature that I really like on phpBB3 and that is it shows who created the topic in the title for example...



Is there any way to do this for phpBB2?

Hi there,

In BB2 you have the authors colume for that. If you want to make it like BB3 you have to go to AP > Display > Templates > General > Topic_list_box template and find this:

Code:
<th align="center" nowrap="nowrap" width="100"> {topics_list_box.row.L_AUTHOR} </th>

And this:
Code:

      <td class="row3" align="center" valign="middle"><span class="name"><strong>{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</strong></span></td>

And remove it.

Than find this:
Code:

<a class="topictitle" href="{topics_list_box.row.U_VIEW_TOPIC}">{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_TITLE}</a>

And replace it with this:

Code:
                  <a class="topictitle" href="{topics_list_box.row.U_VIEW_TOPIC}">{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_TITLE}</br> by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</a>

Save and publish your template on the green cross.

Example of it working on BB2:



If you switch verions you wont lose your forum data but your theme will change.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by 99nour on January 13th 2012, 7:58 pm

This is probably offtopic ... but is there a way I can get templates without credits?
Or without paying to be exact. Because if not then I personally want phpBB3

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 13th 2012, 10:38 pm

You confused me a bit there. You don't buy credits nor you need credits for templates. PunBB and phpBB2 are two versions that have templates accesable for modification.


Or you mean templates without footer credits? If you mean footer credits you have to buy credits to remove them though certain links will stay in all versions.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Shainy on January 14th 2012, 3:11 am

@iamthestreets wrote:Thanks Nera.

And can I change the size of the name?

I'm interested for this question also, how can we change the size of "by user" ..to be a little smaler, just like on picture.......and one more thing, is there a way to move "go to page" to be in line with "by user" but on a right side?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 14th 2012, 8:24 am

You'll find this in your template:

Code:
by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}

Replace it with this:

Code:
<span class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</span>

Than add this to your CSS:

Code:
.byuser {
font-size: 10px;
}

Go to page?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by !_NICK_! on January 14th 2012, 8:54 am

The difference I see is that Phpbb3 is more up-to-date, but can't edit templates. Templates to me is a big deal. I use PunBB becuase of how the Layout looks. There is a little bit difference of how each layout looks. You should create a test forum and try them all and try to pick out and find the differences in all.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by 99nour on January 14th 2012, 9:09 am

@Nera. wrote:You confused me a bit there. You don't buy credits nor you need credits for templates. PunBB and phpBB2 are two versions that have templates accesable for modification.


Or you mean templates without footer credits? If you mean footer credits you have to buy credits to remove them though certain links will stay in all versions.

Look, the only templates I know are at Display > Templates
I'm not even sure what Templates do and this is what I get
" "Templates management" option has expired.

You are not allowed to modify templates.
To enable this option again, go to the Credits management panel.

Your templates are still used. If you wish to restore default templates, click on the link below.
Be careful: your templates will be erased !

Only templates of phpbb2 or PunBB versions will be affected."

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Sanket on January 14th 2012, 9:10 am

99nour, simply put you can only do template editing in phpbb2 & PunBB.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by 99nour on January 14th 2012, 9:21 am

But I'm phpbb2.. Just forget it =.=
So the only difference is templates(phpbb2) and bug fixes(phpbb3) ?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by !_NICK_! on January 14th 2012, 9:29 am

Yes, that is correct.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Shainy on January 14th 2012, 12:54 pm

@Nera. wrote:

Go to page?

That code for templates and css..only change the size of by, but not the nik name of author :/ ...that stay the same size like topic title ..

I meant, "go to page" number of pages for the topics... (1,2....68,68) ..is there a way to move that on a right, and in a line with the authors name?

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 14th 2012, 11:15 pm

Shainy,

Leave the CSS but replace this:
Code:
<span class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</span>

With this:
Code:
<div class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</div>

You can fix the height of the div in the same CSS too.
It was my mistake, I apoligaze. I usually try it before.

For the "goto" page you'll find this:
Code:
<span class="gensmall">{topics_list_box.row.GOTO_PAGE}<!-- BEGIN nav_tree -->{topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_NAV_TREE} <!-- END nav_tree --></span>

Delete it from there and repaste after this:
Code:
<div class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}
Before the div closes.

Than you'll add this to CSS:
Code:
.byuser .gensmall br {
    display: none;
}

Resault:



99nour there is a big difference in the way those two boards were written. If you don't know a much about them take the one easiest to customize for you and has more tutorials avilable at this moment. That would be BB3.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by FL.ux on January 15th 2012, 12:06 am

hey nera. i used the codes you gave but there seems to be a problem


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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Shainy on January 15th 2012, 3:00 pm

@Nera. wrote:Shainy,

Leave the CSS but replace this:
Code:
<span class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</span>

With this:
Code:
<div class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</div>


Regards.

Thanks Nera Hello

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 15th 2012, 10:56 pm

@FL.ux wrote:hey nera. i used the codes you gave but there seems to be a problem


AP > Generals > Messages and emails > Separate annononcments and stickeys and do anything but table and that will go.

@Shainy wrote:
@Nera. wrote:Shainy,

Leave the CSS but replace this:
Code:
<span class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</span>

With this:
Code:
<div class="byuser">by {topics_list_box.row.TOPIC_AUTHOR}</div>


Regards.

Thanks Nera Hello

Welcome.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by iamthestreets on January 15th 2012, 11:29 pm

Thanks Nera it worked perfectly. This is solved for me.

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Solved Re: Difference between phpBB 2 and phpBB 3

Post by Nera. on January 15th 2012, 11:30 pm

Welcome.

Topic Solved & Locked

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