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Changing table names

Author LuckyS
#1 | Posted: 9 Mar 2002 03:47 
First of all I would like to give my conratulations to the miniBB team and wish them the best. Now my 2 questions(I'm always talking about the latest version) : 1. Is there a way to change the mysql tables names that miniBB uses. 2. How do Ichange the Faq section (I would like not to appear some informations , like installation instructions).

Author Jeremy
#2 | Posted: 9 Mar 2002 04:48 
1. Yes, go into your setup_options.php file and near the bottom is


just change these to what you want.

2. go into the templates folder and open manual.html in a text editor, such as notepad to say what you want it to.

Author marsbar
Associated Member
#3 | Posted: 4 Apr 2011 05:53 | Edited by: marsbar 
Hi Paul,
Is it ok/safe to change existing miniBB table prefixes AFTER installation?
I am not too unhappy with the names I used when I first installed miniBB many years ago. To improve security, is there a safe way to assign existing tables new names safely without breaking the forums or losing data?
With thanks -

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#4 | Posted: 4 Apr 2011 07:31 
Is it ok/safe to change existing miniBB table prefixes AFTER installation?

I would say it is possible, safety is not the key point here...

You must first rename tables in mySQL using a special command, then just put the same names under miniBB's setup_options.php.

I guess that would be all!

Author marsbar
Associated Member
#5 | Posted: 4 Apr 2011 17:36 
I guess that would be all!

Yes, it looks that way. :-D Many thanks, Paul, for your help!
- marsbar

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