Posted on: 2013/8/22 3:45
Re: Newbb 4.33 RC7 (irmtfan version) and Xoops 2.5.7 beta 1
I cannot reproduce any of them too. (last forum post link in main page, Array in bottom of post, more.png)
Based on my experiences the main problem in upgrade comes from old template sets, old themes with custom strange style sheets.
Some designers manipulate xoops.css codes like .left class in their themes which is in used in the new newbb template set. (Any many other modules)
IMO a theme designer should not overwrite xoops.css codes in themes.
Anyway try to follow instructions.
To Upgrade from older newbb versions 1.x 2.x 3.0.x
1- close your website. (highly recommended) be sure you be logged in.
2- get a backup from your old newbb database.(all XOOPSPREFIX_bb_* tables)
3- get a backup from your old newbb/images directory to save your custom old images. Also get a backup from any changes you done in files.
4- IF EXIST get a backup from your old newbb/include/plugin.php
5- delete your old newbb folder located in modules (or rename it to newbb_old)
6- IF EXIST delete old newbb folder (templates) in htdocs/themes/default/modules/newbb AND htdocs/themes/YOUR_THEME/modules/newbb (or rename it to newbb_old)
7- upload the newbb to htdocs/modules/newbb (upload the compressed file and decompressed via Cpanel is the best way to insure all files are correctly uploaded)
8- go to your admin -> system -> modules -> newbb -> upgrade (important: wait until you see the report page)
9- go to system -> maintenance -> clear all caches
10- change the default settings to your desired in the module preferences and newbb/include/plugin.php and IF EXIST based on your old back-upped plugin.php. Set the permissions in newbb -> admin -> permission for all groups one by one. pay attention that webmasters group has all accesses regardless of permissions. using a non webmaster test account is recommended to test the permissions for each group.
11 - dont forget to open your website again.
number 6 is important.
I think it is better to test any upgrade (for any module) on xoops default theme first to make sure everything is ok.
is it possible to migrate from alfred to irmtfan newbb ?
I dont change newbb db structures. so it is quite easy.
To change alfred (lower than 4.4) to irmtfan you just need to follow upgrade instructions above.