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Post by azwiz Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:05 am

Is it possible to change the type of forum to another without losing the theme and all the work you have put into it ? And view what it would look like in another format ? Also is there a way to back up the current forum so that in case of an accidental deletion it could be restored ?

OK Thank you


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In progress Re: Change from phpbb to phpbb2 or 3

Post by Ikerepc Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:21 am

Copy codes to your computer.

Than go to admin panel -> Display -> Choose Theme -> Version

ou should have option to Version default style and to keep theme, but it will be changed a bit anyway.
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Post by SLGray Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:39 pm

Changing themes or versions erases your CSS stylesheet. Also each version has different CSS selectors. Some JavaScripts will not work on all versions.


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In progress Re: Change from phpbb to phpbb2 or 3

Post by brandon_g Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:18 pm

Your theme will work, but you will need to re code certain things is what they are saying. Yes it will work, but  some thingw will look out of place or things will not work unless you re code for them for the new forum verision. That is precisely why I will not switch from phpbb2 to phpbb3 to much work and recoding needed, plus it will require the forum shut down while all this is being done. 

Sorry started going on a tangen there...

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Post by azwiz Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:52 pm

Ok so it is risky to change . Does that include just viewing other versions ? I guess I could go to the make a new forum page and just look at the other versions .
Thank you 
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The reason I guess for my inquiry is I was thinking the others have more benefits or abilities or fuctions . Maybe not . For instance if I wanted a chat room that had built in PM features that worked while in the chat . Could I install that on my version  ? If so is there somewhere i can choose from some of them .


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Post by Ikerepc Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:13 pm

azwiz wrote:I guess I could go to the make a new forum page and just look at the other versions .

That would be a best way because every version is different with different default styles.
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Post by Ange Tuteur Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:06 pm

In answer to your question about viewing versions. You can add the following to the end of your URL to preview each forum version.

phpbb2 :
Code:
?change_version=subsilver&keep_theme=2

phpbb3 :
Code:
?change_version=prosilver&keep_theme=2

punbb :
Code:
?change_version=punbb&keep_theme=2

invision :
Code:
?change_version=invision&keep_theme=2

The codebox may add a space to the beginning, so make sure to delete that.
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In progress Re: Change from phpbb to phpbb2 or 3

Post by azwiz Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:25 am

Ange Tuteur wrote:In answer to your question about viewing versions. You can add the following to the end of your URL to preview each forum version.

phpbb2 :
Code:
?change_version=subsilver&keep_theme=2

phpbb3 :
Code:
?change_version=prosilver&keep_theme=2

punbb :
Code:
?change_version=punbb&keep_theme=2

invision :
Code:
?change_version=invision&keep_theme=2

The codebox may add a space to the beginning, so make sure to delete that.
not sure what you mean add it to the end of the url . Or do you mean code ? where do I put those codes ?

Add a space ? before the " ? "I tried that . didn't work . Does now  OK thanx


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Post by Ikerepc Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:37 am

Put it at the end of your site url.

For example: https://help.forumotion.com/forum?change_version=invision&keep_theme=2

Will be for this forum. Just use http://yoursite.com?change_version=invision&keep_theme=2

put ?change_version=invision&keep_theme=2 after url Smile
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Post by brandon_g Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:42 am

azwiz wrote:Ok so it is risky to change . Does that include just viewing other versions ? I guess I could go to the make a new forum page and just look at the other versions .
Thank you 
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Phpbb2 or 3 does not have its own chat pm system or anything. You could try installing Avacweb chat, I am not 100% sure it will work on phpbb... i know it works by chance on phpbb2 and works 100%on phpbb3. You try it... www.chat.avacweb.net  or www.avacweb.com


Hope this is what you are looking for.

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