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Author jabartja
#106 | Posted: 3 Sep 2016 13:55 

I'm new here and have a few questions.
I'm using minnibb 1.7 and need to reinstall this on a newer system.
I did copy the files made a back-up of sql file.
Created a database with the same name.
When i start up in my browser i can see the first page with the forums.
But when i click on one of them the link will not open.
I just return to the index.php
Anyone a solution for this problem ?

Thanks already

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#107 | Posted: 3 Sep 2016 16:58 
jabartja: what you need to achieve at first, is having the forums database fully compatible with the latest miniBB version. For this, you need to use the tool named convdb.php, also, completely follow the Upgrading History and apply all updates mentioned for the database (in each version paragraph) manually.

After that, just install the new version, and plug it in with the updated database in setup_options.php. Then modify new version's templates, CSS etc. That's the only simple way.

If you have problems, just describe them more accurately. "But when i click on one of them the link will not open." - what does it exactly mean? 404 status is displayed? What is an example of the link? Do you use .htaccess and mod-rewritten links? Your questions could not be answered here, if they are not detailed.

Author marsbar
Associated Member
#108 | Posted: 17 Nov 2019 14:54 
G'day, Paul.

Two questions:

a) I'm running miniBB v3.2.2, and would like to get my installation upgraded to the latest v3.4.2. To upgrade, do I need to follow every step from 3.2.2 - 3.3 beta 1 until the end of the !UPDATE.txt, or can I jump straight to the final section of the document (i.e. "Changes comparision: 3.4.1 - 3.4.2 [released: October 28th, 2019]")?

b) My hosting provider will be upgrading PHP 5.6 and 7.0 to PHP 7.2 at the end of this month. Is miniBB (v. 3.2.2+) compatible with PHP 7.2 (and higher)?

With thanks and best wishes,

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#109 | Posted: 17 Nov 2019 17:48 | Edited by: Paul 

a) Since 3.2.2 there were a lot of changes implemented, so most likely you have to just overwrite almost all core files, those bb_func_*.php, also bb_functions.php, index.php and setup_mysqli.php, add new templates, add/update .js and image files, and apply database modifications. Regarding templates and custom updates, it's the proper way to go following from the section you've mentioned ("Changes comparision: 3.2.2 - 3.3 beta 1 [released: August 2nd, 2017]"), 'till the latest release paragraph. You should not apply all changes for your templates, only those which are mandatory.

b) I didn't test it on my own, but we have a confirmation it works on PHP 7.1. I couldn't be sure on 7.2 and definitely, there could be some problems with 7.3. I will have a proper testing environment ready by the next week or at the end of the month only, so I could test and confirm it on my own.

Author tom322
Active Member
#110 | Posted: 17 Nov 2019 23:58 
It should run correctly on PHP 7.2 and 7.3 unless you have some old or complex addons installed :

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