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My current forum is with myBB 1.6. I would prefer to stay with myBB 1.6 as everything works that I need and the theme that I am using it great too but is not available for myBB 1.8. Is it important to upgrade to 1.8 as I saw that support for 1.6 was being discontinued very soon. Will it be unsafe to keep the forum with 1.6 after this?
Of course MyBB 1.6 won't be suddenly insecure after it reaches it's EOL. However we won't provide any security fixes which puts you at risk in case a serious vulnerability is found.
Is it possible for me to make the theme compatible with 1.8 or will there be some issues with it?
^ though you can try converting the theme, its better to use a fully compatible theme for MyBB 1.8.x

theme installation guidance =>

theme conversion process
upgrading guidance Wrote:Visit your Admin Control Panel, then go to Templates & Style > Templates > Find Updated Templates.
This will show you a list of all the templates that have changed during the upgrade.

You can either revert these templates to their default - meaning all the changes you've made to it will be removed - or you can see a Diff Report which will show you exactly what's changed. If you have a custom theme installed, it is probably best that you look at the Diff Report and apply the changes you need.

you may also try this guidance => basic theme updating (1.6 - 1.8)