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1.8 Security update breaks the whole theme & customization
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(2019-03-01, 03:36 PM)Wildcard Wrote: The system isn't perfect, it is true.

When template changes are required as part of an update, this can cause issues for themes, and as you've discovered, break things. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable. We don't want to break your theme, but you must understand that sometimes it is necessary to update the templates and JavaScript.

Here are some tips to making all of this easier on yourself.

Install MAMP or some other local PHP-equipped host.

Use a backup of your forum to install an exact copy of your forum on your local system. (If you've never done this before, you may want to try just installing a new copy of MyBB 1.8.20 locally as practice.)

Now that you have a practice copy of your forum, perform the upgrade. Immediately after the upgrade, you will need to see the templates that were affected by the upgrade. You can find guidance on that part here (Read down a bit)

Actually I am used to Joomla. It updates from within the ACP, directly and almost never messes up with the site. At first I used to do just like you said and it is indeed a very good practice. But after few years, I stopped doing it, the cause of which I have mentioned already. Generally I use XAMP and I am very used to it and I will do it in future as you have suggested.

(2019-03-01, 03:36 PM)Wildcard Wrote: This is a very important step. To add to the info I linked, I'll give you my approach.

I get the diff report open in one tab and then edit the template in the other tab. As I figure out what parts I need to update, I make the edits and when I am done, I save the template and move on.

If you have issues on the local copy, then obviously you can do that much more easily on a local copy, rather than messing about with a live site.

If everything goes correctly, then you can feel good about performing the upgrade on your live forum.

I'm sorry you are having problems. Just trying to help.

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I will do it as you per your guidance because your approach is very logical.

Actually, I am very fond of MyBB as this is based on phpbb, the oldest among the forum scripts. I built my first forum with phpbb about 8 years ago, not a commercial one, but I was very passionate about it as it was entirely my brainchild and it was a success till I faced a combined DDoS attack from two rival groups, one from my country and one from the neighbour country as I did not comply with their demand of changing my forums name. I got everything about them, their name, their IPs, even their Admins' home addresses, but thought not to take any action against them because that will give me nothing more than a feelings of satisfaction to my ego. Anyway, I really appreciate your help. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude.
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RE: Security update breaks the whole theme & customization - by DarKMaSk - 2019-03-01, 04:15 PM

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